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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
Birth: Jun. 7, 1917
Topeka
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 2000
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

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.  (bio by: Oliver) 
 
Burial:
Lincoln Cemetery
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sect. TLA, Lot 97, S3-E 1/2
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Oliver
Record added: Apr 08, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6331201
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
Added by: Ken Jellema
 
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