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‘No Blue Memories’ Salutes Poetic Genius of Gwendolyn Brooks

Before Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Rita Dove or Sonia Sanchez burst on the American landscape, another trailblazing Black woman poet and educator, Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), found her voice within the nation’s maelstrom of racism, sexism and economic and social injustice – becoming the first African-American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.