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Welcome to the Illinois State Historical Sociey's online store. Over the years the Society has accumulated many books and since it is neither a research center nor a lending library, we have created this Store to make these books available for purchase. Most are single title items in like new condition. In addition to books, we are also offering for sale back issues of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society and Illinois Heritage, art work, and stationery. All proceeds from these sales will be used to support the Illinois State Historical Society.

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For Illinois 1968: A Sesquicentennial Poem -
Manufacturer: Gwendolyn Brooks
For Illinois 1968: A Sesquicentennial Poem

A limited edition of this first printing, issued under the direction of the Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission, signed by the author on the colophon on the last page in the year of her appointment as poet laureate.


Gwendolyn Brooks was a Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American poet. who also served as poet laureate of Illinois and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.


Uncommon and quite attractive piece from the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1917-2000).


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