Winter-Spring 2013 North Carolina Conversations: Carl Sandburg's North Carolina Connection

Winter-Spring 2013 North Carolina Conversations: Carl Sandburg's North Carolina Connection

The latest issue of North Carolina Conversations is now online! Featured on the cover is Carl Sandburg, literary and political great, at his North Carolina mountain home Connemara.

Sandburg's life was featured in the September 2012 PBS American Masters episode, The Day Carl Sandburg Died. In addition, many may be unaware that Sandburg spent his final years in North Carolina. The documentary, along with the featured articles in this issue of North Carolina Converations, talks about those North Carolina connections and the process of creating the film in the words of filmaker Paul Bonsteel.

Also in this issue:

  • Several film and literary scholars, including Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy, director of the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University, revist Sam Greenlee's The Spook Who Sat By the Door.
  • The charm, wit, and service of 2012 Caldwell Laureate and former state secretary of cultural resources Betty Ray McCain, as shared by Robert G. Anthony, curator of the North Carolina Collection and director of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, located in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 2012 Linda Flowers Literary Award Winner Semper Fi of Appalachia by Angela Kelly.
  • The impact of our Smithsonian Institution partnership, Museum on Main Street on the communities of Rockingham and Cleveland County.
  • The 2012 Annual Report to the People, and news from our Road Scholars, Let's Talk About It and Teachers Institute programs.

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