THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: JANUARY 5 – 11, 2015

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This week in history the American poet, biographer, and folk singer Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878.  Sandburg won three Pulitzer Prizes for his literary work and a Grammy Award for his narration of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, an orchestral work that included readings of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speeches.

More information about Carl Sandburg can be found by searching our online biographical databases by clicking here.

For a fun day trip from Lexington, try visiting the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina, and for a virtual look at his life click here.

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