Monday, January 13, 2014

Fact of the Day: Civil Rights Poet

Poet and author Carl Sandburg supported the civil rights movement, and was the first Caucasian man honored by the NAACP with an award and being dubbed a "major prophet of civil rights in our time."

14 comments:

Kati said...

Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!

Have a great week,
-Kati

Tatiana said...

Great moment of history!

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Good for him!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

He was a truly great man...

Christine said...

Good man.

stephen Hayes said...

I did not know this about Carl Sandburg. Now I'm more impressed with him than I was before.

Dana said...

Wonderful! I love his work!

Pat Hatt said...

Great guy indeed

A Beer for the Shower said...

Did they also award him with the right to say the n-word in rap videos? Or is that only for modern winners?

(No, really though, good for him)

SunnyToast said...

truly great man and only few of them now;(

Pilar Domínguez said...

I haven´t heard about him but he really interests me for my next project in Peace day with children by the end of January. Thanks , Adam. Kisses:)

FilipBlog said...

I don't know the guy don't it is an interesting picture.

Greetings,
Filip

CraveCute said...

Great info. I knew he had lived and worked all over the Midwest and had ended up in Chicago... very interesting guy!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm out of the loop, I'm afraid. I have never heard of him before.