Afro History Today in Afro History ! Gwendolyn Brooks receives Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 ! written by Marc Alexander May 1, 2020 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 ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895.Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).Today in Afro History ! Roy Wilkins becomes Executive Director of the NAACP in 1965 !Today in Afro History ! Robert S. Abbott publishes Chicago’s first Afro newspaper “The Chicago Defender” in 1905 ! Moneta Sleet wins Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1969 ! Today in Afro History ! Gwendolyn Brooks receives Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 ! was last modified: March 27th, 2020 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 QB Falk selected by Titans with ‘Tom... April 28, 2018 Crowds turn out for Celebration 2018 July 4, 2018 DJ Khaled announces new song “No Brainer”... July 23, 2018 Shazier walks out on stage, announces pick April 27, 2018 Take 6 Scores First Billboard No. 1... May 12, 2018 Sound byte: Rap in Thillana comes to... July 8, 2018 Drafting a quarterback remains a possibility for... April 24, 2018 Trump says NATO allies have agreed to... July 12, 2018 Craft Alcohol Industry On The Rise In... March 17, 2018 Chris Brown arrested after Florida concert July 7, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.