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KemperSports partnering with CPS to bring golf program to Gwendolyn Brooks, Hyde Park high schools

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Local golf management company KemperSports is partnering with Chicago Public Schools to teach some students the game of golf and give them an opportunity to play by funding boys and girls golf teams at Gwendolyn Brooks and Hyde Park high schools.  It will be the first-ever golf program in Hyde Park and resumes at Brooks for the first time in 20 years.  The students are excited to play and hoping to change the narrative about who is teeing off on the course.  "Too many people equate golf with 'oh, that's not Black people stuff' and we should...
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Bring in Women’s History Month by Celebrating Chicago Native Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was a famous American poet from Chicago. Born June 7, 1917, Brooks held a passion for writing poetry from a young age, having her first poem published at 13. She was published in Chicago Defender, a newspaper for African Americans in Chicago, by the time she was 17. After attending Wilson Junior College, now known as Kennedy-King College, and working for the NAACP, Brooks began centering her poems on the urban Black experience. This became part of her first collection of poems, “A Street in Bronzeville.”
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Apply/Nominate: Gwendolyn Brooks – Her Life & Work

Open to: All Teachers (English teachers, poetry teachers, history teachers encouraged to participate) Opportunity at a Glance: During this learning session participants will immerse themselves in the world of a great American poet and activist. We’ll begin our day with a tour of “Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work in Community” with its curator, Nicholas Caldwell at The Morgan Library & Museum. Then Terrance Hayes, poet, scholar, and visual artist, will guide us through Brooks’ poems from different eras of the last century—time capsules by one of our truest American pioneers. Participants should come prepared to discuss their three favorite Brooks poems.
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Making Friends in Adulthood, 'Out Of Time' at the Public, Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun', The Story of The Clotilda

Why does it feel, as we get older, making friends and keeping friends is harder? Jennifer Senior, staff writer for The Atlantic, recently wrote about this phenomenon for the magazine, in a piece called, "It's Your Friends Who Break Your Heart." She joins us to discuss the article and take your calls about your experiences making friends in adulthood.
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Leaders in Black History: Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Kansas to David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Cornnie. Brooks was the first Black American to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first to be appointed as a poetry consultant for the Library of Congress. Her works of poetry touch on subjects like racial inequality, identity,...
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On the Life and Works of Indelible American Poet Gwendolyn Brooks

For tens of thousands of years, human beings have been using fictional devices to shape their worlds and communicate with one another. Four thousand years ago they began writing down these stories, and a great flourishing of human achievement began. We know it today as literature, a term broad enough to encompass everything from ancient epic poetry to contemporary novels. How did literature develop? What forms has it taken? And what can we learn from engaging with these works today? Hosted by Jacke Wilson, an amateur scholar with a lifelong passion for literature, The History of Literature takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known.
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The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work In Community

Comprising more than 40 manuscripts, broadsides, and first editions, Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work In Community, on view at The Morgan through June 5, 2022, celebrates Brooks’s roles as a poet, teacher, mentor, and community leader. The first Black author to win a Pulitzer Prize in any category, Brooks led a decades-long career marked by her engagement with struggles for racial justice.
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The Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks

In 1950, the American poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first Black recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, in any category, for her second collection, “Annie Allen.” Twenty years later, she donated the proceeds from “Riot”—poems about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.—to its publisher, the Black-owned Broadside Press. Both books are among a variety of first editions, broadsides, and manuscripts on view in “Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work in the Community,” opening at the Morgan Library on Jan. 28.
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WIU Dedicates Park in Honor of Gwendolyn Brooks

The new Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park can be found on the south edge of the Western Illinois University campus in Macomb. The site formerly housed the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center. Members of the Brooks family and Black Alumni Council were among those who participated in the dedication ceremony, which took...
MACOMB, IL
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Speaking Volumes | Learn more about writer and poet Gwendolyn Brooks at Manatee County library

Chicago is home to many aspiring writers, including Gwendolyn Brooks, an African American poet, author and teacher. Although born in Kansas, Brooks spent her entire life in Chicago, a place that she closely identified with. Throughout her long career, she wrote many poems, starting when she was a teenager. In 1950, she was the first Black author to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Her poems were often about the struggles and celebrations of people in the South Side of Chicago.
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Gwendolyn Brooks park dedicated

MACOMB — Western Illinois University's Black Alumni Council hosted the dedication Saturday of the Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park. The park is at the intersection of West Adams and Normal streets where the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center once stood. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize....
MACOMB, IL
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Gwendolyn Brooks: Her poetry and our new memorial park

Today, at 3 p.m., the Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park, located at the corner of Adams and Normal streets, will be dedicated. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, participation is limited—and is by invitation only.) The famous Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago poet frequently visited Macomb to read her poems and to speak at WIU...
MACOMB, IL
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Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park dedication set for June 12

MACOMB — "Do not desire to fit in. Desire to oblige yourselves to lead" - Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. The new Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Dedication will take place on the Western Illinois University Macomb campus beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The Park is located on the corner of Adams and Normal streets on the WIU-Macomb campus, on the site of the former Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). As COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, the event will be limited to 100 participants, by invitation only. The dedication will also be livestreamed on WIU's YouTube channel at bit.ly/WIUYouTubeChannel.
MACOMB, IL

Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Dedication Set for June 12

“Do not desire to fit in. Desire to oblige yourselves to lead” – Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. The new Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Dedication will take place on the Western Illinois University Macomb campus beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The Park is located on the corner of Adams and Normal streets on the WIU-Macomb campus, on the site of the former Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). As COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, the event will be limited to 100 participants, by invitation only. The dedication will also be livestreamed on WIU’s YouTube channel at bit.ly/WIUYouTubeChannel.
MACOMB, IL
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Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks to be Honored with Park Dedication

Western Illinois University has announced that Gwendolyn Brooks, former Illinois Poet Laureate, will be honored with a Memorial Park Dedication in June. According to information provided by Western Illinois University, the Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park was created is to honor the legacy of an American icon and award-winning poet, the Illinois Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, nurturer of excellence and Western’s first Honorary Doctorate recipient. The dedication of the park is set for Saturday, June 12th, at 3 Pm. The Park is located on the corner of Adams and Normal streets on the WIU-Macomb campus, on the site of the former Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center.
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Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Dedication Set for June 12

MACOMB, IL -- "Do not desire to fit in. Desire to oblige yourselves to lead" - Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. The new Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Dedication will take place on the Western Illinois University Macomb campus beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The Park is located on the corner of Adams and Normal streets on the WIU-Macomb campus, on the site of the former Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). As COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, the event will be limited to 100 participants, by invitation only. The dedication will also be livestreamed on WIU's YouTube channel at bit.ly/WIUYouTubeChannel.
MACOMB, IL
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Gwendolyn Brooks; first African American Pulitzer Prize winner

In celebration of Black History Month, the Runnels County Register will run weekly articles on influential and accomplished Black people in the United States, as well as throughout the world. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American Pulitzer Prize winner when she was awarded the coveted prize on May 1,...
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