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Annie Allen
Annie Allen | Gwendolyn Brooks
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Annie Allen | Gwendolyn Brooks
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#OnThisDay in 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her second book of poetry: Annie Allen. The collection told the story of the titular Annie Allen, growing up and coming of age and dealing with poverty, racism, and war. While it was only her second book, Brooks had been published countless times, starting at the age of 13 with the poem 'Eventide' in American Childhood. #HistoryGetsLIT

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Annie Allen | Gwendolyn Brooks
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#OnThisDay in 1917 Gwendolyn Brooks was born. Brooks published her first poem at the age of 13, and quickly began receiving commendations on her work. Her second book of poetry, Annie Allen, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, making Brooks the first African American to receive the prestigious honor. "She easily catches the pathos of petty destinies; the whimper of the wounded..." - Langston Hughes #HistoryGetsLIT

vivastory I recently found out that she was born close to where I live. 8mo
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Annie Allen | Gwendolyn Brooks

""Men there were and men there be / But never men so many / Chief enough to marry me," / Thought the proud late Annie. // "Whom I raise my shades before / Must be gist and lacquer. / With melted opals for my milk, / Pearl-leaf for my cracker.""
-"the ballad of late Annie"

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Annie Allen | Gwendolyn Brooks
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Another incredible collection by Gwendolyn Brooks.

Going to try to memorize The Anniad. It has so much.

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