First African-American Poet To Win Pulitzer Award, Gwendolyn Brooks

First African-American poet to win pulitzer award in 1950, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas to David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Wims Brooks. Being the only child of a janitor father and a school teacher as a mother, Gwendolyn Brooks moved to Chicago during the Great Migration when she…