Oral history interview with Stetson Kennedy, May 11, 1990

Oral history interview with Stetson Kennedy, May 11, 1990

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Creator:Kennedy, Stetson
Creator:Egerton, John
Title:Oral history interview with Stetson Kennedy, May 11, 1990
Date:1990 May 11
Description:

Veteran activist Stetson Kennedy describes his desire to strike down segregation in the American South and some of the ways he translated this impulse into action, including his infiltration of racist organizations. Kennedy describes himself as utterly opposed to segregation and racism, and his total devotion to a broad cause allowed him to avoid the internecine battles of the civil rights era. Despite his satisfaction with some of the victories of the civil rights era, Kennedy is not optimistic about the future of race in the United States.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Kennedy, Stetson | Southern States--Race relations | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Segregation--Southern States | Southern States
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 01:29:17

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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