"Stetson Kennedy: A Life of Purpose" exhibit at Oak Hall School

Published sparrina - Mon, 01/07/2013 - 3:30pm

An exhibition on the life work of Stetson Kennedy is presented in collaboration with the Civic Media Center.

Stetson Kennedy: A Life of Purpose follows the arc of Stetson’s life of accomplishment and the people that he collaborated with as he spoke truth to power. He was the author of eight books, among them Palmetto CountryKlan UnmaskedThe Jim Crow GuideSouthern Exposure and After Appomattox: How the South Won the War.

He collaborated with a diverse universe of people such as Zora Neale Hurston, Woody Guthrie, Simone de Bouvier, Jean Paul Sarte and Alan Lomax. Kennedy was an author, folklorist, environmentalist, labor activist and human rights activist who won numerous national and international awards. He was active in all of these areas until his death in 2011 at the age of 92.

Stetson Kennedy: A Life of Purpose opens Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at the Cofrin Arts Center from 7-9 pm. The reception features Sandra Parks, Kennedy’s widow speaking about his life, Professor Paul Ortiz and Florida folk musicians Frank ThomasDale Crider and blues musician Willie Green.

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated