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Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, November 26, 1988

Identifier: KennedyS_19881126_P1990-03

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Involvement with American folkways series; folklore "informants"; folklore ethics; investigation of pro‑Nazi groups ("White Front") in Miami; President Warren Harding and Ku Klux Klan; The Four Freedoms Down South; John Ray Carlson's Undercover; Kennedy alias John Perkins; Southern Outlook; religious symbolism of the Klan; Roy Harris; Cracker Party; Eugene Talmadge; Georgia Bankers Association; Theodore Bilbo; Lillian Smith's Colorblind; Fair Employment Practices Committee; Estes Kefauver; The Statesman; Witherspoon Dodge; Josephine Wilkins; Committee for Georgia; Maggie Fisher; Lucy Randolph Mason; Josephus Daniels; Nelson Poindexter; St. Petersburg Times; Ruth Russell Royale Vance; Francis Coe; use of folklore in CIO organizing; George Mitchell; Bill McGuire; People's Songs House; Koinonia; thoughts on communal living; Langston Hughes; Zora Neale Hurston; Ollie Harrington; Elizabeth Lomax; Woody Guthrie; Pete Seeger.


  • Creation: November 26, 1988


Restrictions on Access

Available in Reading Room and online

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 (27 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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