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Gwendolyn  Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, though she spent most of her life on Chicago’s south side, whose Bronzeville neighborhood she memorialized in her poetry. She received the Pulitzer Prize — the first African American so honored — for

The Blackstone Rangers
by Gwendolyn Brooks

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There they are.
Thirty at the corner.   
Black, raw, ready.
Sores in the city