Gwendolyn Brooks would have turned 100 this week and we’re out supporting BROOKSFEST in Topeka, KS. This centennial celebration of her life and legacy features HBW friend Kevin Young, a poetry walk, children’s activities, and much more.
Here are some of our favorite tributes to Gwendolyn Brooks
A Peek at Gwendolyn Brooks’s Chicago, Then and Now – Adam Morgan
Against Miracles – Evie Shockley
Remembering the Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks at 100 – Code Switch NPR
Also, in 2015 as part of our annual Black Literary Suite we reflected on the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks in Kansas (as well as Kevin Young’s connection). You can check out the full audiovisual exhibit here.