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Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)

Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks. She was married to Henry Blakely. She died on December 3, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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 1985 The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special)
 1966 The Creative Person (TV Series documentary)
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Pictured on one of ten USA nondenominated commemorative postage stamps celebrating "20th Century Poets", issued as a pane of 20 stamps on 21 April 2012. Other stamps in this issued honored Joseph Brodsky, e.e. cummings, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, and Theodore Roethke. The price of each stamp on day of issue was 45¢. See more »

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