Afro History Today in Afro History ! Gwendolyn Brooks receives Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 ! written by Marc Alexander May 1, 2019 Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Sara S. Miller’s 1994 Bronze Portrait Bust Of Gwendolyn Brooks (Washington, DC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington receives honorary degree from Harvard University in 1896 !Today in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington becomes the first Afro American to have his picture put on U.S. Postage Stamp in 1940 !Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington D.C. is declared a national shrine in 1922 !Today in Afro History ! Roy Wilkins becomes Executive Director of the NAACP in 1965 !Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895. Today in Afro History ! Gwendolyn Brooks receives Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Ray Parker Jr. ! Actor, Darius McCrary ! Singer, Tina Atkins-Campbell ! Actress, Drew Sidora ! NBA player, Amir Johnson ! Hurdler, Michelle Perry ! First Afro American news anchor, Max Robinson ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Paul George ! Inventor, Elijah McCoy ! NBA player, Thabo Sefolosha ! You may also like Fifth Harmony's Normani Finally Goes Solo With... February 14, 2018 Music Review: “The Christmas Song” – Dom... December 30, 2017 New Austin Ice Cream Fest After Dark... May 9, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Author, Lorraine... January 12, 2019 Steelers’ Bell raps on being ‘target’ for... May 27, 2018 Cavs’ Osman to get more time after... February 8, 2018 Today in Afro History ! The 555th... December 30, 2018 Lowe: What made Drazen Petrovic groundbreaking and... February 27, 2018 Trade for Jason Pierre-Paul boldest move in... March 22, 2018 “Glide” With Hoodboi & Tkay Maidza on... February 14, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.