Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

Birth
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death 3 Dec 2000 (aged 83)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section TLA, Lot 97, S3-E 1/2
Memorial ID 6331201 · View Source
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Poet. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for the poem "Annie Allen". Her work focused on life in Chicago, Illinois's South Side. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, City College of New York, Columbia College of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and Elmhurst College. At the time of her death, she was the Distinguished Professor of English at Chicago State University and the Poet Laureate of Illinois. She was awarded over 75 honorary doctorates during her lifetime and won numerous literary awards.

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  • Originally Created by: Oliver
  • Added: 8 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6331201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (7 Jun 1917–3 Dec 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6331201, citing Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .