Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet, author, and teacher. She was the recipient of many awards for her work and influence; including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, making her the first African American woman to receive that award. Wikipedia*
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Gwendolyn Brooks has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1999 Forum.