Sterling D. Plumpp

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Sterling Plumpp served as a professor of English and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1969 to 1971. During his time there, he has won two Amoco-Silver Circle Awards for his excellence in teaching. He also won the Carl Sandburg Literary Prize for poetry for his writing of “The Mojo Hands Call, I Must Go” in 1983. Plumpp has written numerous books, and retired from teaching in 2001 after becoming the $1 million winner in the Illinois Lottery.

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