Happy 100th Birthday to Studs Terkel
Because I live outside of Chicago, our local national public radio channel played a 2-hour show about Studs on what would have been his 100th birthday.
I knew he was a colorful character, but had no idea he had been blacklisted by McCarthy for supporting Worker’s rights in the 50s, or was involved in the voting rights and school segregation struggles of the 50s and 60s.
Here are some links to amazing troves of Terkel Trivia. Enjoy! (more…)