Famous folks from South Boston
The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer grew up in South Boston on West Fifth Street.
When he was 11, he earned a scholarship from the Boys & Girls Club to Milton Academy. There, he landed in a strange and unfamiliar world of wealth and privilege to which he had to adjust. From a young age, I was rubbing elbows with a very different kind of person and social class, he said, and I felt a lot of tension and conflict in my identity because of that.