Gwendolyn Brooks: The Oracle of Bronzeville

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Place Category: Memorial & StatuePlace Tags: Chicago Metro Area Places and Places in IL

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    A sculpture is honoring Gwendolyn Brooks – a poet and author, the first African-American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
    Dedicated on June 7th, 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.

    To Be in Love - Gwendolyn Brooks

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    Address: Gwendolyn Brooks Park, 4542 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
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