Gwendolyn Brooks - The Oracle of Bronzeville
- by Margot McMahon
A bronze sculptural bust is accompanied by a porch modeled after the poet's childhood writing spot, a path of stepping-stones that are etched with quotations from Annie Allen and a stone circle.
Location: Gwendolyn Brooks Park / 4542 S Greenwood Avenue, Chicago
The Brooks Park was formerly known as the Hyacinth Park and is located in the Kenwood community. It was renamed as Gwindolyn Brooks in 2004 as part of an effort by the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners to recognize the contributions of Chicago women. The park is less than a mile away from her childhood home at 4332 S Champlain.
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