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Article:Gwendolyn Brooks
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in [[Topeka, Kansas]], the first child of David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Wims. Her mother was a former school teacher who had chosen that field because she could not afford to attend [[medical school]]. (Family lore held that her paternal grandfather had escaped [[Slavery in the United States|slavery]] to join [[Union (American Civil War)|Union]] forces during the [[American Civil War]].)<ref>{{cite book |last=Kent |year=1993 |pages=1&ndash;2}}</ref> When Brooks was six weeks old, her family moved to [[Chicago, Illinois]] during the [[Great Migration (African American)|Great Migration]]; from then on, Chicago was her hometown. She went by the nickname "Gwendie" among her close friends.
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was born on June 7, 1917, in [[Topeka, Kansas]], the first child of David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Wims. Her mother was a former school teacher who had chosen that field because she could not afford to attend [[medical school]]. (Family lore held that her paternal grandfather had escaped [[Slavery in the United States|slavery]] to join [[Union (American Civil War)|Union]] forces during the [[American Civil War]].)<ref>{{cite book |last=Kent |year=1993 |pages=1&ndash;2}}</ref> When Brooks was six weeks old, her family moved to [[Chicago, Illinois]] during the [[Great Migration (African American)|Great Migration]]; from then on, Chicago was her hometown. She went by the nickname "Gwendie" among her close friends.
   
 
Her home life was stable and loving, although she encountered [[racial prejudice]] in her neighborhood and in schools. She attended [[Hyde Park Career Academy|Hyde Park High School]], the leading [[White American|white]] high school in the city, before transferring to the all-black [[Wendell Phillips Academy High School|Wendell Phillips]]. Brooks eventually attended an [[Racial integration|integrated school]], [[Englewood Technical Prep Academy (Chicago, IL)|Englewood High School]]. In 1936 she graduated from Wilson Junior College. These four schools gave her a perspective on racial dynamics in the city that continued to influence her work.
 
Her home life was stable and loving, although she encountered [[racial prejudice]] in her neighborhood and in schools. She attended [[Hyde Park Career Academy|Hyde Park High School]], the leading [[White American|white]] high school in the city, before transferring to the all-black [[Wendell Phillips Academy High School|Wendell Phillips]]. Brooks eventually attended an [[Racial integration|integrated school]], [[Englewood Technical Prep Academy (Chicago, IL)|Englewood High School]]. In 1936 she graduated from Wilson Junior College. These four schools gave her a perspective on racial dynamics in the city that continued to influence her work.
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