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1917 - 2000 |  Obituary | Condolences
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Blakely Brooks Obituary
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April 8, 2010

I'm a poet, and I've studied some of Mrs. Brooks works in college. There is much that I can and will learn from her. Rest in peace. (Acts 24:15)
April 22, 2009
Gwendolyn was a great poet and writer. She wil be missed.
February 21, 2006
I did not know that Gwendolyn Brook died. I am very sad of hearing it today. I admired her strength and dedication to the african american community. She will be missed.
January 27, 2001
Not many can radiate
her zawadi smile--
a gift from the depth
of her essence--
a smile with the corners
of her mouth
turned down

She embodied a spirit
clear to her mission
of understanding
and motivating children
She inspired them to soar
on validated self esteem
they might otherwise not have
uncovered

She battled as regally as
Nzingah and Aminah
shattering Moynihan myths
that belied a blueprint for
destruction of our families

And whether we were dim
or fully developed children
we salute her legacy
knowing she recognized
each of us...all of us
and
we loved her too
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