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Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work in Community
January 28 through June 5, 2022
The Morgan Library & Museum presents Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work in Community, opening January 28, 2022, and running through June 5, 2022. This exhibition celebrates the life and work of American poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000). Though Brooks is well known for her poetry, few recognize her expansive social and political impact. The first Black author to win a Pulitzer Prize in any category, Brooks led a decades-long career marked by her engagement with struggles for racial justice. Her early writings centered around the people she grew up with and observed on the streets of Bronzeville, a predominantly Black neighborhood in Chicago. As her connections to this community grew in tandem with the international struggles against anti-Black racism, so did the scope of her poetry and her influence.