Studs Terkel's 100th Birthday Party

May 16, 2012

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Studs Terkel

Celebrate the centenary of one of Chicago’s best citizens, Studs Terkel, with some of the best writers, activists, reporters, historians, and artists around. Alex Kotlowitz, Alison Cuddy, Penelope Rosemont, Alma Washington (as Lucy Parsons), Steve Mosqueda, Sean Benjamin, David Roediger, and Ed Sadlowski reflect on how this expansive and generous public figure moved them and shaped their work.

Heather Radke, a freelance audio producer, shares clips of people who have shared their own memories of Studs Terkel. Bucky Halker and Jon Langford provide music.

Event cosponsors include the Illinois Labor History Society, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, the Chicagoan Haymarket Pub and Brewery, the Pocket Guide to Hell, Chicago Publishes, Charles Kerr Publishing, Chicago Metro History Fair, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Swedish Bakery, and the Newberry Library.

Recorded Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at The Newberry Library.