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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Plaque

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service
Flat Rock, NC, United States

Carl Sandburg, as a newspaper columnist, covered the Chicago Race Riots in 1919. These columns were compiled into a book of the same name shortly thereafter. Sandburg stated that "pride of race will come to the negro when a dark skin is no longer associated with poverty, misery, terror and insult." The NAACP President Roy Wilkens called Sandburg, "a major prophet of Civil Rights in our time."� Sandburg was very proud of this award. It was one of a very few that he kept in daily view. (Niven, p 699)

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