By: Kaliey Owens
Life Overview . . .
- Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7, 1917.
- She is known for being a poet.
- She began writing and publishing as a teenager, eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection A Street in Bronzeville.
- In 1950 Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her book Annie Allen.
- She died in her Chicago home on December 3, 2000.
- Education - Englewood High School, Wilson Junior College, Chicago, IL (1936)
- Works & Achievements- Pulitzer-prize winner, Known for portrayal of racial discrimination and poverty in her works
- Awards _1992- Aiken Taylor Award 1995 Shelley Memorial Award