Archive for February, 2022

Women and Adversity: Gwendolyn Brooks, First Black to Win a Pulitzer Prize

February 24, 2022

I met Gwendolyn Brooks in 1990 when I asked her to be a featured speaker in a writers’ conference I organized at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She was one of the most g ...

Women and Adversity: Maya Angelou Author, Poet, Actress, Activist

February 10, 2022

  When I read that Maya Angelou had written seven autobiographies, I doubted she could maintain interest about her life through all those books. How wrong I was. I Know Why the Caged Bir ...

Women and Adversity: Lucille Clifton First Black Poet Laureate of Maryland

December 9, 2021

I chose to repeat my blog on Lucille Clifton because those looking for a Christmas present to give may consider her books of poetry. This woman aimed to have Americans realize, through her poe ...

Women and Adversity: Lucille Clifton First Black Poet Laureate of Maryland

February 11, 2021

Lucille Clifton aimed to have Americans realize, through her poetry and other writings, that Blacks made noteworthy contributions in the United States. She is known for the impact her poems ma ...

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