DETROIT (CBS Detroit/ AP) — Former Case Tech teacher and professor at Wayne State has been selected as the 2019 Kresge Eminent Artist.

Gloria House was selected because of her achievement in the arts and her contribution to the growth and vibrancy of Detroit’s cultural environment.

Kresge Arts in Detroit says the award comes with a $50,000 prize.

House has published four poetry collections. She’s taught French language and advanced composition at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. House also was a professor of African American literature, American culture, and research methods at Wayne State University in Detroit where she co-chaired the school’s Black Caucus.

She also designed a curriculum for the major in African American and African Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Kresge Arts in Detroit is funded by the Troy-based Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies.

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