Gwendolyn Brooks

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: poet whose socio-political works chronicled the 20th century African American experience who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1950 for Annie Allen, becoming the first black woman to win the award and whose other credits include Primer for Blacks (1980) and To Disembark (1981).

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: June 7, 1917

 

Died: December 3, 2000

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois