A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy
Pioneering folklorist, social activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his long and wide-ranging career and explored the theme of "Building Democracy in America" in a lecture presented by the American Folklife Center as part of its Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The program was introduced by Peggy Bulger, director of the American ...
Kennedy, Stetson - Bulger, Peggy A. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time ...
Pearcy, Glen - Cline, David P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi
As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...
Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)