To share with readers some basic knowledge on Psychology as a science, especially an online course about Psychology on the XXI Century
Friday, June 8, 2018
Women who changed the world: Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
"Gwendolyn Brooks, in fullGwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, (born June 7, 1917,Topeka, Kan., U.S.—died Dec. 3, 2000, Chicago, Ill.), American poet whose works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks. She was the firstAfrican Americanpoet to win thePulitzer Prize(1950), and in 1968 she was named the poet laureate ofIllinois.
Brooks graduated from Wilson Junior College in Chicago in 1936. Her early verses appeared in the Chicago Defender, a newspaper written primarily for that city’s African American community. Her first published collection, A Street in Bronzeville (1945), reveals her talent for making the ordinary life of her neighbours extraordinary. Annie Allen (1949), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, is a loosely connected series of poems related to an African American girl’s growing up in Chicago. The same theme was used for Brooks’s novelMaud Martha (1953)."