Title: Oral History Interview with Stetson Kennedy, May 11, 1990. Interview A-0354.
Interviewer: Egerton, John
Interviewee: Kennedy, Stetson
Subjects: Southern States--Race relations Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Abstract: 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.