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Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, October 7, 1988

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: KennedyS_19881007_P1990-03

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Self‑described human rights activist; work with Office of Economic Opportunity in Jacksonville; Florida Poor People's Conference; song collecting; American education system and folklore; CIO organizing in Florida; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; student activism at the University of Florida; involvement with Works Project Administration; Key West experiences; Mario Sanchez; Ernest Hemingway; oral culture and the Florida Keys; PM magazine; Pete Seeger; Woody Guthrie; Langston Hughes; Alan Lomax; Ollie Harrington; Bill McGuire; Marion Pulfy; John Henry Faulk; political censuring of dialect.


  • Creation: October 7, 1988


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011) is author of numerous books including I Rode With the Ku Klux Klan, Southern Exposure, and Jim Crow Guide.


1 item(s) (transcript (22 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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