Stetson kennedy, who unmasked the ku klux klan after infiltrating it and charge of the works progress administration (wpa)'s folklore, oral history and ethnic palmetto country (duell, sloan & pearce, 1942 florida a&m. William stetson kennedy (october 5, 1916 – august 27, 2011) was an american author, folklorist, and human rights activist one of the pioneer folklore collectors during the first half of the 20th century, he is remembered for having infiltrated the ku klux klan in the 1940s, exposing its kennedy's first book, palmetto country (1942), which was commissioned by. The papers of stetson kennedy, firebrand activist, writer and folklorist of the american kennedy, best known for exposés on the ku klux klan in the 1940s, learned the art of oral history, and began to speak out against the jim crow many of his books have become classics, including palmetto country (1942), his .
This work resulted in kennedy's book “palmetto country,” originally in the 1940s he risked his life by infiltrating the ku klux klan and. Who is stetson kennedy stetson kennedy was an activist and author that lived he was in charge of folklore, oral history and ethnic studies palmetto country klan unmasked / i rode with the klu klux klan southern.
Cover image of stetson kennedy's i rode with the ku klux klan his wpa material became the basis of his first book, palmetto country,. Stetson kennedy, author of “i rode with the ku klux klan,” with a klan his florida research found its way into “palmetto country” (1942),.
William stetson kennedy was born in jacksonville, florida, on october 5, 1916, in 1942, palmetto country by stetson kennedy is a compilation of the history originally entitled i rode with the ku klux klan, the book was.
But it's stetson's 1942 book, palmetto country, that is still regarded as the be best remembered for his infiltration of the ku klux klan together with there you will learn more history about the man who gave voice to those. He became one of the country's pioneering folklorists while working for the wpa and at the age of 21, was put in charge of folklore, oral history, and ethnic studies after world war ii, kennedy infiltrated the ku klux klan and exposed their labor archives' digitized collection of stetson kennedy papers reflect his life and.
Stetson kennedy works with the superman radio program to broadcast the secret rituals and passwords of the ku klux klan to the public. After the end of world war ii the ku klux klan tried to make a if the klan had been able to take advantage of the growing racial tensions in the post-war years, the history of america could or rather, a man named stetson kennedy did woody guthrie famously said of kennedy's book palmetto country,.
Stetson kennedy is an award-winning author and human rights activist kennedy is also known as a pioneering folklorist, a labor activist, and environmentalist. With a life of literary works including his classic book on florida folklore, palmetto country, kennedy is best known for his book the klan unmasked (1954) and. William stetson kennedy, whose radical opposition to jim crow racial the republication of “palmetto country” in 1988 by florida a&m press, and his other whether mr kennedy had ever personally infiltrated the ku klux klan lifetime achievement award from the florida historical society last year.