Prolific writer and poet Langston Hughes rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." My first literary love.
On May 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks, poet, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for "Annie Allen" (her Collection of Poetry). She became the First African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize. I met the Illinois Poet Laureate in the mid Such a humble beautiful person!
Short Stories, Poems & Nonfiction for Secondary: Use this list of suggested informational texts, poetry and prose (all available to print for free online) for an entire year of English curriculum: 50 informational texts & U.
Isabel Wilkerson, author of the masterpiece book: The Warmth of Other Suns won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. She studied journalism at Howard University where she was editor-in-chief for the Howard University Hilltop student newspaper.