On May 1, 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Gwendolyn Brooks was a famous poet and author during the 1900s. In 1950, Brooks won a Pulitzer Prize for “Annie Allen.” Gwendolyn Brooks died in 2000 at the age of 83.
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