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Peggy Bulger Speaks About Stetson Kennedy at the Library of Congress
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Peggy Bulger Speaks About Stetson Kennedy at the Library of Congress

Please join the American Folklife Center for the next lecture in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series:

"Stetson Kennedy: Applied Folklore and Cultural Advocacy,"
a book talk and signing by Peggy A. Bulger

September 19, 2017, Noon-1:00 pm
Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
The Library of Congress

Stetson Kennedy (1916 - 2011) led a remarkable life as a political activist, writer, and folklorist. Yet, he is virtually unknown outside of his home state of Florida. His life was one of cultural advocacy and rebellion and his friends included Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, Richard Wright, Jean-Paul Sartre, Zora Neale Hurston and others.  This talk explores the work of a remarkable man who was determined to make a positive difference in American life by using folklore and oral history as a vehicle for progressive change.

Dr. Peggy A. Bulger served as the director of the American Folklife Center from 1999 to 2011 before retiring to her adopted state of Florida, where she had previously served as the state's first folklorist and folklife administrator from 1975-1989. Her research on Stetson Kennedy, which began with her doctoral dissertation in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, has recently been published by the Florida Historical Society as Stetson Kennedy: Applied Folklore and Cultural Advocacy.

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