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This month we’ve added over ten biographies to the site, focusing on lives that have helped tell the story of American history and culture. From Pulitzer Prize-winning poets like James Schulyer, to editors like Ursula Nordstrom who shaped the readings of a generation, and LGBT rights activist Barbara Gittings.
Studs Terkel (1912–2008), oral historian, radio broadcaster, and political activist, won acclaim for celebrating the uncelebrated. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for The Good War, and was awarded the National Humanities Medal and National Medal of Arts presented at the White House in 1997.