Gwendolyn Brooks: The Oracle of Bronzeville

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    Gwendolyn Brooks: The Oracle of Bronzeville

    A sculpture is honoring Gwendolyn Brooks – a poet and author, the first African-American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

    Dedicated in 2018, this is the first sculpture of an African-American woman in a Chicago public park.

    The bronze portrait, made by Margot McMahon, is surrounded by a circle of sitting-stones.

    A step-stone path, inscribed with quotations from Brooks’ award-winning poetry book “Annie Allen”, leads the visitors to a wooden porch which represents the one in Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, where the poet wrote her first poems as a child.



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    Theme: Literature and Poetry
    Address: Gwendolyn Brooks Park, 4542 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
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