Saturday, November 01, 2008


Studs Terkel, 1912 - 2008

Studs Terkel with legendary gospel singer Mahalia
Jackson in December 1954.

Chicago Tribune archive photo

Mahalia stood with Studs in the early 1950's when
he refused to sign a McCarthy era loyalty oath.
He later said that If Mahalia had not stood with
him he would have been "Black Listed" and he
would have never had the career that he had.

Studs on Labor Day 2003 (Tribune photo by John
Kringas / August 31, 2003)

Terkel waits to give a Labor Day address in 2003
to marchers outside the Congress Hotel in Chicago
where members of the Hotel Employees and
Restaurant Employees Union are on strike.

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