Gwendolyn Brooks

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85.9 percent of Gwendolyn Brooks teachers stay put; average earns $79,171 per year

The Illinois Schools Report Card finds that 85.9 percent of teachers stay at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School year to year, according to their 2020 three-year average. The Illinois State Board of Education records data concerning faculty salary, retention and attendance because maintaining a stable faculty makes for a better environment for teachers and students, furthering student success, according to the report.
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Macomb, ILmcdonoughvoice.com

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...
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Macomb, ILmcdonoughvoice.com

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.
Illinois Stateillinoisnewsnow.com

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.
Books & Literaturetellersuntold.com

Gwendolyn Brooks: Interesting Facts about this Poet

Gwendolyn Brooks was an American poet, writer, and teacher. Brooks was the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry for her book Annie Allen. She was the first Black woman to be a poetry consultant to the Library of Congress and best known for her poetic descriptions of celebrations and struggles of Black city life.
Macomb, ILwiu.edu

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.
Runnels County, TXrunnelscountyregister.com

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,...
Books & Literaturebookforum.com

Bernard Ferguson on poetic lineage and Gwendolyn Brooks; Meredith Shiner argues for the end of “both sides” journalism

The publisher of the Chicago Tribune and the Daily News—Tribune Publishing—has agreed to give Alden Global Capital full ownership of the company. Alden has a history of dramatically cutting costs at the papers under its control, and has been pursuing ownership of Tribune, of which it is already a 32 percent stakeholder, for years. In the New York Times, Marc Tracy indicates the magnitude of the deal: “The combination of Tribune and MediaNews Group, an Alden-controlled chain of roughly 100 newspapers, including more than 60 dailies, would put another significant chunk of newspaper publishing under the strong influence or outright control of the financial industry.”
Minoritieskiss951.com

Black History Month Heroes You Should Know: Gwendolyn Brooks

Happy Black History Month! This is the tenth blog of a series of blogs called “Black History Month Heroes You Should Know”. This series will be a collection of my research into little-known Black Americans who have made history in one way or another (or multiple ways!). The focus of...
Books & Literaturepoets.org

Teach This Poem: "To Prisoners" by Gwendolyn Brooks

Teach This Poem, though developed with a classroom in mind, can be easily adapted for remote learning, hybrid learning models, or in-person classes. Please see our suggestions for how to adapt this lesson for remote or blended learning. We have also noted suggestions when applicable and will continue to add to these suggestions online.
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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

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