Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 26.

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Kennedy, Stetson,. Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 26.

Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 26.

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Stetson Kennedy on November 26, 1988 in which he discusses his involvement with the 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 Roy 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 Congress of Industrial Organizations 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; and Pete Seeger.

1 audiotape ; cassette.Transcript (38 p.)

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