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