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News Display: Walt Whitman's Birthday

Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At 14 years of age, became a journeyman printer, and later worked as a teacher, journalist, editor, and carpenter, among other professions, to support his writing. Leaves of Grass, a slim self-published volume of poems which appeared in 1855 with his picture, but not his name, stirred major criticism and controversy in literary circles and society at large. Called the "father of free verse," Whitman would go on to revise his collection of poems and publish as many as eight or nine editions until his death.

The news exhibit will tribute the life and work of Walt Whitman, great American poet, essayist, and journalist.


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The Everett Cafe features educational news displays on a wide range of topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world.

In addition be sure to see Celebrating TC: 125 Days, showcasing one interesting story per day about Teachers College in the news. Through Friday, July 26th.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689, keller@tc.edu, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.

 

 

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