In 1950, the American poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first Black recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, in
any category, for her second collection, “Annie Allen.” Twenty years later, she donated the proceeds from
“Riot”—poems about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.—to its publisher, the Black-owned
Broadside Press. Both books are among a variety of first editions, broadsides, and manuscripts on view
in “Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work in the Community,” opening at the Morgan Library on Jan. 28.
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