Discovering Carl Sandburg: The Eclectic Life of an American Icon

A-B Tech instructor Dr. John W. Quinley will present a lecture on Carl Sandburg on Monday, October 3 at 12:30 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium on the Asheville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

During the first half of the twentieth century, Sandburg seemed to be everywhere and do everything: poet and political activist; investigative reporter, columnist, and film critic: lecturer, folk singer, and musicologist, and more. He was a strong supporter of the Civil Rights Movement and was the first white man to be honored by the NAACP with their Silver Plaque Award.

In books sold, platform appearances delivered, and honors bestowed, he was one of the most successful American poets of the century.  At his death in 1967, 6,000 mourners gathered, but as time when on, his fame began to fade.  In this lecture, Dr. Quinley will reintroduce Carl Sandburg to a new generation and provide fresh insight. into the man, his life, and his work.


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