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Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, but lived most of her life in Chicago. The people and stories of Bronzeville on Chicago's South Side are the subjects of many of her poems. Brooks was the first black writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. She was also the first black woman to be elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the first black woman to be

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