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Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, December 31, 1988

Identifier: KennedyS_19881231_P1990-03

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Peggy Bulger. Among topics discussed: Folklore in Europe; racism in France; Peking Opera; traditional music and political struggle; television and international cultural development; religion and shared folk custom; religious culture in Russia; exposure to Gypsy culture in Romania and Hungary; gypsy folklore; anti‑gypsy sentiment; anti‑Semitism; Hungarian government's support of folklore; American jazz in Paris; Jean Paul Sartre; Pete Seeger; Pittsburgh Courier; "Sonny Boy" cartoon; Jacksonville Times‑Union; bolito and numbers game; cultural chauvinism; "high tech" folk culture; anthropologists and folklore; folklorists and objectivity; Zora Neale Hurston; Florida Folklore Society; Florida Historical Society; recent developments in folk discipline; "national cultural rights" in China; use of dialect; Richard Wright; The Florida Negro; political terminology.


  • Creation: December 31, 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 (75 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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