Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 11.

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Kennedy, Stetson,. Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 11.

Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 11.

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Stetson Kennedy on November 11, 1988 in which he discusses the use of folklore for political ends; youth in Jacksonville, Florida; interest in folk speech; experience in newspaper business; training as a writer; early political influences and experiences; Great Depression; "back to the land" ideas; southern regionalism; Southern Conference for Human Welfare; political activism in college; Key West experiences and lifestyle; political education; exposure to Hispanic culture; Cuban community in Key West; Federal Writers Project; Florida Guide; Zora Neale Hurston; turpentine camps; ex-slave interviews; Palmetto County; Robert Cornwell; Bob Edwards; Worker's Alliance; CIO organizing in Florida; Junta des La Cultura Espanola; David Lord; Apopka Chief; Florida Alligator; Pittsburgh Courier; Zora Neale Hurston; George S. Mitchell; CIO organizing; use of folk culture for "anti-folk" purposes; voting restrictions in the South; Eugene Talmadge; Ellis Arnall; Lillian Smith; and South Today. He also discusses Paul Snelling; Senator Theodore Bilbo; race "etiquette" in the South; Southern Conference for Human Welfare; Bull Connor; Southern Patriot; Jim Dombrowski; Clark Foreman; House Committee on Un-American Activities; Don West; R.E. Starnes; Henry Wallace campaign; Myles Horton; Highlander Folk School; Operation Dixie; Vann Bittner; folk song and political protest; Pete Seeger; Woody Guthrie; Bob Dylan; appeals to racism in north Florida jury trials; middle class folklorists; Florida Folklife Festival; Friends of Florida Folk; institutionalization of folklore; Ben Botkin; exclusion of ethnic folklore from the mainstream; urban folklore; evolution of folk culture; future of folklore as a discipline; introduction of folklore into the classroom; and relevance of folklore in contemporary life.

2 audiotapes ; cassette.Transcript (77 p.)

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