|the Stetson Kennedy centennial
||[Oct. 5th, 2016|10:20 am]
Tom the Alien Cat
A reminder that a fellow named "Stetson Kennedy" was born on October 5, 1916, a hundred years ago today.|
During the Great depression, he took on with FDR's program that hired people to go out and get narratives from U.S. citizens, and became a folklorist, one who passes on folklore.
Within a few years, his adventures and investigations led him to hang out within the Ku Klux Klan, and he began spreading their secrets. The rest of the story is he became a very effective social activist, and wrote a lot of books about it.
Read more about him at his website and at Wikipedia.
Entry in the New Georgia Encyclodpedia