Studs Terkel (1912-2008) was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters on the American scene. Born in New York in 1912, he lived in Chicago for over eight decades. Terkel's humanity, his talent for storytelling in the oral tradition, and his landmark book, Working, served as touchstones for the multi-component initiative Working in America created by Project&.
“We don't know anything about the past and we don't seem to want to know it. And all the time the people who can tell us about it, make it meaningful, the real repositories of living information, are being lost.”-Studs Terkel For Coming of Age, the Pu...[SEE MORE]