CMC 18th Anniversary Event: Dr. Paul Ortiz on "Stetson Kennedy's America"

Published Jimmy - Mon, 10/17/2011 - 5:17pm

 

Dr. Paul Ortiz, director of the University of Florida's Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, will give this very special talk based on his work with Stetson and his program's extensive collection of oral histories related to the Southern civil rights struggle and the broader history of the South.

Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011) spent the better part of the 20th century battling racism, class oppression, corporate domination, and environmental degradation in the American South.

In his now immortal book Southern Exposure (1946) he waged war on the "hate-mongers, race-racketeers, and terrorists who swore that apartheid must go on forever." Stetson's belief in the dignity of the South's battered sharecroppers, migrant laborers, and turpentine workers made him the region's most sensitive and effective folklorist.

This presentation will explore Stetson's passionate search for truth and social justice in the American South.

Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
When:
Tue, 10/18/2011 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated