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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 6:30pm –

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York  New York  10037
United States
212-491-2200
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration

2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening we celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions.