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May 5, 1950: Gwendolyn Brooks Becomes the First African-American Awarded a Pulitzer Prize

May 5, 1950: Gwendolyn Brooks Becomes the First African-American Awarded a Pulitzer Prize

"Where the subject is the Negro people, or the Negro person, Miss Brooks has gone considerably beyond...quaint and for-tourists-only self-consciousness," a Nation critic observed.

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May 4, 1886: A Riot Erupts in Haymarket Square in Chicago

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May 3, 1933: James Brown, Godfather of Soul, Is Born

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May 2, 1972: J. Edgar Hoover Dies

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