Carl Sandburg, the "Poet of the People"

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    Carl Sandburg's Journalism During the Chicago Race Riots, 1919

    In 1919, Carl Sandburg was a Chicago Daily News reporter. His articles before, during, and after the riots revealed many causes. His insight was forged by his own struggles with poverty and by interviewing often-ignored immigrants and migrants. His articles were unique in 1919 and remain powerful 100 years later.

    Last updated: October 26, 2021

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