Walter E. Washington Convention Center | February 11, 2017
(Mike Puican, Nora Brooks Blakely, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Rosellen Brown) 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. Despite her accomplishments and immense influence on 20th-century writing, her place in the canon does not sufficiently reflect her work as a poet, member of the Black Arts movement, and agent for social change. Four people who knew her, including her daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely, will read her work and share thoughts of her enduring artistic, social, and personal impact.
Published Date: August 30, 2017