We've had over two dozen organizational partners & COUNTLESS supporters of the #GlobalGwen Celebration! Our new blog segment #CommunityMemberMonday was created to celebrate those who have celebrated the Legacy of #GwendolynBrooks with us!
Want to join in the CELEBRATION?? Check out www.gwendolynbrooks.net/globalgwen for ideas on how you can celebrate along with us!
Our first highlight is from the Office of Chicago's Mayor: Thank you MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT for #continuingtherelevance of and celebrating the work of#GwendolynBrooks!! We greatly appreciate your acknowledgment of the #GlobalGwen campaign.
From the office of Chicago's Mayor, Lori Lightfoot: "70 years ago, Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks became the first Black person to ever win the Pulitzer Prize in any category for her book, Annie Allen. Today, we honor the legacy of this literary pioneer, the impact she had on so many people’s lives, including mine, and the inspiration she gave to generations of writers who followed her." #GlobalGwen