- NAME: Gwendolyn Brooks
- OCCUPATION: Poet
- BIRTH DATE: June 07, 1917
- DEATH DATE: December 03, 2000
- Did You Know?: Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.
- EDUCATION: Englewood High School, Wendell Phillips Academy High School, Hyde Park High School, Wilson Junior College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Topeka, Kansas
- PLACE OF DEATH: Chicago, Illinois
- Full Name: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
- Nickname: Gwendie
- AKA: Gwendolyn Brooks
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Gwendolyn Brooks was a postwar poet best known as the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her 1949 book Annie Allen.
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Gwendolyn Brooks died of cancer on December 3, 2000, at the age of 83, at her home in Chicago, Illinois. She remained a resident of Chicago's South Side until her death. She is buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Blue Island, Illinois.
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