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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

  • Birth 7 Jun 1917 Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 3 Dec 2000 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Sect. TLA, Lot 97, S3-E 1/2
  • Memorial ID 6331201

Pulitzer Prize winning poet (1950 for "Annie Allen") whose work focused on life in Chicago'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, Ms. Brooks was the Distinguished Professor of English at Chicago State University and the Poet Laureate of Illinois. She was awared over 75 honorary doctorates during her lifetime and won numerous literary awards.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • 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 .