Black History

Gwendolyn Brooks Won the Pulitzer Prize while Living in a Housing Project

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Gwendolyn Brooks’ apartment was dark on May 1, 1950. The brilliant, award-winning Black poet, who wrote about life on Chicago’s South Side, had not paid her electric bill. With no electrical power, little money and a nine-year old son Read More

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