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Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel (1912-2008) was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters on the American scene. Born in New York in 1912, he lived in Chicago for over eight decades. Terkel's humanity, his talent for storytelling in the oral tradition, and his landmark book, Working, served as touchstones for the multi-component initiative Working in America created by Project&.