Jan. 6: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967): poet, Lincoln biographer and Pulitzer Prize collector (three). A son of Swedish immigrants, he came into the world “on little cat feet” on this day in 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois, son of Swedish immigrants.

This video, presenting a narration of Sandburg’s iconic poem “Chicago” set to period photographs, was created in 2009 by 8th-grade teacher Shannon Babbie in Vanhornesvile, NY. It was selected over a video showing the great poet meeting Marilyn Monroe in the 1960s …

… and appearing on quiz show “What’s My Line?” in 1960.

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