scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,137
On June 7 1917 in Topeka Kansas an amazing person was born Gwendolyn Brooks was a black female poet who has inspired and touched many people who have read her poetry Brooks was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize Brooks began writing at age eleven and was first published at age fifteen Throughout Gwendolyn Brooks works she writes about racism the lives of blacks and her love for all people no matter what race or class they are In many of Brooks works she identifies the cause of interracial problems within the black community The cause is white racism and its affects on society One example of racism in Brooks works is in The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie This poem is about a black female heroine who is tortured by the white kids because of the color of her dark skin and her black lover named Willie Boone Throughout The Ballad of Pearl May Lee Brooks talks about sweet revenge and betrayal for the love of a black man Although most of these poems are dealing with unpleasant racism against blacks she also writes well of blacks For example in Boys Black she encourages black kids to develop good health and a good overall appearance Brooks unlike some writers is not a racial writer She does not curse white people or black people she just tells it how it is In her essay in Black Woman Writers she quotes Black emphasis must not be against white but for blacks Racism in Brooks works can best be described in the poem Maude Martha During Christmas time Maude takes her child Paulette to go and see Santa Clause Santa was talking and showing much love towards the little white kids but he paid no attention what so ever to little old Maude Marthas black child When this happens Maude has every intention of stabbing Santas eyes out
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA