Gwendolyn Brooks

Poet

Birth years

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks born June 7th, 1917, parents David Brooks and Keziah Wims Brooks in Topeka, Kansas.

Family

1939 married Henry L. Blakely Jr. 1940 first son, Henry Blakely. 1951 Nora Blakely fist daghter

Awards in life

  • Pulitzer-poetry-1949-Annie Allen
  • Guggenheim fellowship- A Street in Bronzeville-1959
  • Eunice Tietjens Prize- from Poetry magazine
  • National book award- In The Mecca-1968