Nick Kotz

Nathan "Nick" K. Kotz (born September 16, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American journalist, author, and historian.

His most recent book, The Harness Makers Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, tells the story of Ukrainian immigrant Nathan Kallison's journey to the United States. He is best known for his 2005 book Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America[1] chronicling the roles of US President Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. in the passage of the 1964, 1965, and 1968 civil rights laws.

Kotz won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1968

for his reporting of unsanitary conditions in many meat packing plants, which helped insure the passage of the ... Wholesome Meat Act.[2][3]

Nick Kotz
at the 2014 National Book Festival
at the 2014 National Book Festival
BornSeptember 16, 1932 (age 86)
San Antonio, Texas
OccupationJournalist, Author, and Historian
Alma materDartmouth College, London School of Economics
Notable worksThe Harness Makers Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America,
Wild Blue Yonder: Money, Politics, and the B-1 Bomber
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for National Reporting,
Olive Branch Award,
Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington correspondence,
the Raymond Clapper Memorial Award,
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award
SpouseMary Lynn Kotz


As a reporter for the Des Moines Register and the Washington Post, and as a freelance writer, Nick Kotz has won many of journalism's most important honors, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington correspondence, the Raymond Clapper Memorial Award, and the first Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award. His study of American military leadership won the National Magazine Award for public service. His book Wild Blue Yonder: Money, Politics, and the B-1 Bomber won the Olive Branch Award.[3]

Kotz's other books include A Passion For Equality: George Wiley and the Movement (with Mary Lynn Kotz); Let Them Eat Promises: The Politics of Hunger; and The Unions (with Haynes Johnson).

A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Kotz did graduate study in international relations at the London School of Economics. After college, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Committed to education, he served as a distinguished adjunct professor at the American University School of Communications and as a Senior Journalist in Residence, for a semester, at Duke University. He is married to Mary Lynn Kotz, a journalist and author of Rauschenberg: Art and Life; and co-author of Upstairs at the White House: My Life With the First Ladies. Their son, Jack Mitchell Kotz, is a photographer.


  • Let them eat promises: the politics of hunger in America, Doubleday Anchor books, 1971
  • A Passion for Equality: George A. Wiley and the Movement, W. W. Norton, Incorporated, 1977, ISBN 0-393-07517-6
  • Wild blue yonder: money, politics, and the B-1 bomber, Pantheon Books, 1988, ISBN 9780394557007
  • Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws that Changed America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. January 2006. pp. 1–. ISBN 0-618-64183-1.
  • The Harness Maker's Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas. TCU Press. 25 October 2013. pp. 2–. ISBN 978-0-87565-593-2.


  1. ^ Nick Kotz (2005), Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, ISBN 0-618-08825-3
  2. ^ 1968 Pulitzer Prize Winners
  3. ^ a b "Alumni, Students Honored at Annual Social Justice Awards Ceremony". Dartmouth College. January 23, 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2010.

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George Wiley

George Alvin Wiley (26 February 1931 – 8 August 1973) was an American chemist and civil rights leader.

Wiley earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island in 1953; received a doctorate in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 1957; fulfilled a six-month ROTC obligation as a first lieutenant in the United States Army at Fort Lee, Virginia; and subsequently accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Wiley taught for two years at the University of California, Berkeley, whereupon he took a teaching position at Syracuse University in 1960. That same year, he founded the Syracuse chapter of Congress of Racial Equality. He later was a founder of the National Welfare Rights Organization.He was named on the master list of Nixon political opponents.

In August 1973, Wiley was reported missing and presumed drowned while sailing in Chesapeake Bay. The George Wiley Award for Exceptional Performance in Organic Chemistry for students at the university of Syracuse is named in his honor.

Wiley was married and had a son and a daughter. His daughter is the civil rights activist Maya Wiley.

Haynes Johnson

Haynes Bonner Johnson (July 9, 1931 – May 24, 2013) was an American journalist, author, and television analyst. He reported on most of the major news stories of the latter half of the 20th century and was widely regarded as one of the top American political commentators.

List of Dartmouth College alumni

This list of alumni of Dartmouth College includes alumni and current students of Dartmouth College and its graduate schools. In addition to its undergraduate program, Dartmouth offers graduate degrees in nineteen departments and includes three graduate schools: the Tuck School of Business, the Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth Medical School. Since its founding in 1769, Dartmouth has graduated 238 classes of students and today has approximately 66,500 living alumni.This list uses the following notation:

D or unmarked years – recipient of Dartmouth College Bachelor of Arts

DMS – recipient of Dartmouth Medical School degree (Bachelor of Medicine 1797–1812, Doctor of Medicine 1812–present)

Th – recipient of any of several Thayer School of Engineering degrees (see Thayer School of Engineering#Academics)

T – recipient of Tuck School of Business Master of Business Administration, or graduate of other programs as indicated

M.A., M.A.L.S., M.S., Ph.D, etc. – recipient of indicated degree from an Arts and Sciences graduate program, or the historical equivalent

List of Frontline (U.S. TV program) episodes

The following is a list of programs from the Public Broadcasting Service's public affairs television documentary series Frontline. All episodes, unless otherwise noted, run 60 minutes in length.

Topics in the journalistic series cover a broad range of subjects, including: Afghanistan/Pakistan, Biographies, Business/Economy/Financial, Criminal Justice, Education, Environment, Family/Children, Foreign Affairs/Defense, Government/Elections/Politics, Health/Science/Technology, Iraq/War on Terror, Media, Race/Multicultural, Religion, Social Issues, and Sports.

List of Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists

See also History of UnitarianismA number of notable people have considered themselves Unitarians, Universalists, and following the merger of these denominations in the United States and Canada in 1961, Unitarian Universalists. Additionally, there are persons who, because of their writings or reputation, are considered to have held Unitarian or Universalist beliefs. Individuals who held unitarian (nontrinitarian) beliefs but were not affiliated with Unitarian organizations are often referred to as "small 'u'" unitarians. The same principle can be applied to those who believed in universal salvation but were not members of Universalist organizations. This article, therefore, makes the distinction between capitalized "Unitarians" and "Universalists" and lowercase "unitarians" and "universalists".

The Unitarians and Universalists are groups that existed long before the creation of Unitarian Universalism.

Early Unitarians did not hold Universalist beliefs, and early Universalists did not hold Unitarian beliefs. But beginning in the nineteenth century the theologies of the two groups started becoming more similar.

Additionally, their eventual merger as the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) did not eliminate divergent Unitarian and Universalist congregations, especially outside the US. Even within the US, some congregations still keep only one of the two names, "Unitarian" or "Universalist". However, with only a few exceptions, all belong to the UUA—even those that maintain dual affiliation (e.g., Unitarian and Quaker). Transcendentalism was a movement that diverged from contemporary American Unitarianism but has been embraced by later Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists.

In Northern Ireland, Unitarian churches are officially called "Non-Subscribing Presbyterian", but are informally known as "Unitarian" and are affiliated with the Unitarian churches of the rest of the world.

List of people associated with the London School of Economics

This list of people associated with the London School of Economics includes notable alumni, non-graduates, academics and administrators affiliated with the London School of Economics and Political Science. This includes 34 past or present heads of state, as well as 18 Nobel laureates. This page does not include people whose only connection with the university consists in the award of an honorary degree.

The list has been divided into categories indicating the field of activity in which people have become well known. Many of the university’s alumni have attained a level of distinction in more than one field, however these appear only in the category which they are most often associated.

National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Awards, also known as the Ellie Awards, honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy enterprise and imaginative design. Originally limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine-quality journalism published in any medium. They are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and are administered by ASME in New York City. The awards have been presented annually since 1966.The Ellie Awards are judged by magazine journalists and journalism educators selected by the administrators of the awards. More than 300 judges participate every year. Each judge is assigned to a judging group that averages 15 judges, including a judging leader. Each judging group chooses five finalists (seven in Reporting and Feature Writing); the same judging group selects one of the finalists to be the winner of the Ellie Award in that category. Judging results are subject to the approval of the National Magazine Awards Board, which is composed of current and former officers of ASME, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and veteran judges.

The current categories are:

Finalists in each of the 20 Ellie Award categories receive certificates of recognition. The winner in each category receives a reproduction of Alexander Calder’s stabile "Elephant," the symbol of the awards since 1970. Among the notable changes for 2017 are the expansion of the Design and Photography categories to include digital entries and the suspension of the Fiction award.

National Welfare Rights Organization

The National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) was an American activist organization that fought for the welfare rights of people, especially women and children. The organization had four goals: adequate income, dignity, justice, and democratic participation. The group was active from 1966 to 1975. At its peak in 1969, NWRO membership was estimated at 25,000 members (mostly African American women). Thousands more joined in NWRO protests.

Neil Thomas Proto

Neil Thomas Proto (born September 4, 1945) is an American lawyer, teacher, lecturer, and author. He chaired Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures (SCRAP) as a law student. He served in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division in the U.S. Department of Justice. During the administration of President Jimmy Carter, he served as general counsel to the President's Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee. Proto was appointed a visiting lecturer at Yale University in 1988 and 1989. Since 1990, while in private practice in Washington, DC, he has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society of London. In 2016, his one-person play, The Reckoning, Pecora for the Public, premiered in Seattle.

Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

This Pulitzer Prize has been awarded since 1942 for a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs in the United States. In its first six years (1942–1947), it was called the Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting – National.

St. Albans School (Washington, D.C.)

St. Albans School (STA) is an independent college preparatory day and boarding school for boys in grades 4–12, located in Washington, D.C. The school is named after Saint Alban, traditionally regarded as the first British martyr. Within the St. Albans community, the school is commonly referred to as "S-T-A." It enrolls approximately 545 day students and 30 boarding students, who are in grades 9-12, and is affiliated with the National Cathedral School and the co-ed Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, all of which are located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. St. Albans, along with the affiliated schools and the Washington National Cathedral, are members of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation.

The school mascot is the bulldog, a symbol adopted under the school’s fourth headmaster, Canon Charles S. Martin, because of Martin’s fondness for his pet bulldogs. The St. Albans motto, "Pro Ecclesia et Pro Patria," translates to "For Church and Country." St. Albans requires all students to attend Chapel twice a week in The Little Sanctuary. The school seeks to develop in its students a sense of moral responsibility through Chapel, its Honor Code, and a co-curricular social service program.

A 2004 article in the Wall Street Journal found that among U.S. schools, St. Albans had the 11th-highest success rate in placing graduates at 10 selective universities.Almost 75% of the faculty at the school have advanced degrees. The school also maintains one writer-in-residence, who teaches English classes while developing his or her work. (A past writer-in-residence is Curtis Sittenfeld, who worked on her best-selling novel Prep while at St. Albans.)

Star Tribune

The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota. It originated as the Minneapolis Tribune in 1867 and the competing Minneapolis Daily Star in 1920. During the 1930s and 1940s Minneapolis's competing newspapers were consolidated, with the Tribune published in the morning and the Star in the evening. They merged in 1982, creating the Star Tribune. After a tumultuous period in which the newspaper was sold and re-sold and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009, it was purchased by local businessman Glen Taylor in 2014.

The Star Tribune serves Minneapolis and is distributed throughout the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, the state of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. It typically contains a mixture of national, international and local news, sports, business and lifestyle content. Journalists from the Star Tribune and its predecessor newspapers have won six Pulitzer Prizes, including two in 2013. The newspaper's headquarters is in downtown Minneapolis.

The Harness Maker's Dream

The Harness Maker's Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas is a 2013 book written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Nick Kotz, published by Texas Christian University Press. It is Kotz' sixth book.

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