Materials from the ECC Archives on writer Gwendolyn Brooks were featured as part of the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub, alongside Ernest Hemingway and Carl Sandburg. Brooks (1917-2000) was a long-time Chicago resident and the first African American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. Poet Laureate of Illinois, she traveled and spoke at local campuses, including Elgin Community College in 1995. Pictured below is Brooks participating in a High School/College English Articulation Activity at ECC.
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–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian