Brooks People

“Brooks People” explores the life, the legacy and the impact of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize. This short documentary features Cornell West, Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhubuti, Joyce Owens, H.A.G.L. and Nora Brooks Blakely, the daughter of Gwendolyn Brooks. Rare footage of Brooks from 1966 and recent footage, featuring Kevin Coval, Talib Kweli, Common, and Kanye West with commentary from his mother and Brooks’ colleague, Dr. Donda West draws the lineage from Brooks’ poem, “We Real Cool” to Hip Hop.

Running Time:

00:20:00

Category:

Year Completed:

2017

Country of Production:

United States

Producer(s):

Shahari Moore

Writer:

Shahari Moore

Cast Members:

Cornell West , Nora Brooks Blakely, Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhubuti, Donda West

Director(s):

Shahari Moore

Screening Date:

08/24/2018

Screening Time:

10:40am

Location:

Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Screening Room 1 - A601

Screening Address:

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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