A Celebration of the Life and Work of Stetson Kennedy

Author Stetson Kennedy with his book The Klan Unmasked, 1990.

WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00 pm

WHERE: Georgia State University, Langdale 939 (formerly General Classroom Building; map)

In this evening of celebration, Stetson’s close friends and several scholars who have curated his legacy provide insights into Kennedy’s life as an accomplished activist and socially conscious journalist. The evening’s events include a roundtable discussion, followed by a reception and a special screening of rough cuts from the soon-to-be-released documentary on Mr. Kennedy, Klandestine Man, produced by Spark Media.

Please join us for an evening of knowledge sharing and conversation about the impact not only of Mr. Kennedy’s life, but also the continuing work that is being done by a number of people to curate and present his legacy to the public.

The panel will feature:

  • Sandra Parks, educator, author, and widow of Stetson Kennedy
  • Traci Drummond, archivist, Southern Labor Archives, GSU
  • Dr. Cliff Kuhn, Executive Director of Oral History Association and Associate Professor of History, GSU
  • C.B. Hackworth, journalist, actor, filmmaker, and professor of Communication at Flagler College
  • Erick Dittus, speechwriter, journalist, activist
  • Oliver Lukacs, producer, director, and Senior Editor at Spark Media
  • Diana Eidson, scholar on Kennedy, Rhetoric and Composition program, GSU

The Southern Labor Archives is home to the Stetson Kennedy Papers, available through GSU Library’s Digital Collections. This event is sponsored by the Kenneth England Fund for Southern Studies Programming, GSU English Department.

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