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Jul 20, 2017

During the Civil Rights Movement, there were several forms of protest used. Gwendolyn Brooks chose to use the form that she knew best: poetry. Learn about Brooks, the future academic, Pulitzer Prize winning poet raised on the south side of Chicago in this week's episode of She the People.

{Correction} Link to the correct reading of "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks:

Thanks to Judy Swann for this correction.

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