The Poetry Of Gwendolyn Brooks

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“ Do not let anyone call you a minority if you are black or hispanic or belong to some ethnic group/ you are not less than anybody else.” Gwendolyn Brooks used her poetry to fight for minority. “ When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you are telling them that they are less than somebody else,” She was the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was best known for her intense poetic portraits of urban African Americans. Brooks used her life experience to illustrate ideas on Racism, Feminism, and abortions. She began writing and publishing as a teenager eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection “A Street In Bronzeville”, she was a postwar poet. She wrote during the Civil Rights activism period. Gwendolyn Brooks wrote thirty-nine poems and they were mostly about Racism, Feminism, and the struggles and celebrations of ordinary people from her own community. She responded to major events during her lifetime including the World War II struggle for civil rights, and race riots. Gwendolyn was born June 7th 1917 in Topeka, Kansas , she had multiple abortions in her poem “ The Mother” she tells her unborn children that she loved them. One of her quotes was “Abortions will not let you forget. You remember the children you got that you did not get.” She went to Kennedy-King College, Hyde Park Academy High School, and Engle Wood Technical Prep Academy. When she was six years old her family moved to Chicago as part
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