Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917–2000)

Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her book of poetry, Annie Allen. She was also the poet laureate of Illinois, poet laureate consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, and taught at some of the top universities in America. As she matured, her work became more political and critical of American society.