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“Stetson Kennedy: Re-Imagining Justice in the 21st Century” Commemorative Panel

October 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Stetson Kennedy: Re-imagining Justice in the 21st Century
October 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Pugh Hall Main Auditorium
University of Florida Campus

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Come join us for a multidimensional discussion of the legacy of Stetson Kennedy, renowned author, folklorist, and activist, to mark the donation of his papers to the University of Florida.   Ben Brotemarkle, executive director of the Florida Historical Society, will moderate questions and answers with Prof. Marvin Dunn, author of The Beast in Florida, A History of Anti-Black Violence, Peggy Bulger, former director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and Lucy Anne Hurston, author and niece of literary luminary Zora Neale Hurston.  Famed local blues musician Willie Green will perform at the event, which will be followed by a reception and book sale.  For more information, contact Sarah Blanc, research staff member at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, at s.v.blanc@gmail.com or call 352-392-7168.

Schedule of events for October 22:

Schedule of Events, October 22

Open House, Room 1A, George A. Smathers Library East, First Floor
10:00 a.m. to Noon:

See examples from the Papers: Early Writings of Stetson Kennedy, Stetson, Civil Rights, and Social Justice, Stetson and Folk Life, Stetson Reports from Abroad, Interviews on Film

Reception, Room 1A, George A. Smathers Library East
12:00 p.m.

Film Tribute to the Federal Writers Program, Room 1A, George A. Smathers Library East
2:00 p.m., “
Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story”

Main Panel Event, Pugh Hall Auditorium with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., “Stetson Kennedy: Re-Imagining Justice in the 21st Century.”

  • Blues music by Willie Green.
  • Opening comments from UF First Lady Chris Machen.
  • Panel discussion moderated by Ben Brotemarkle with Marvin Dunn, Peggy Bulger, and Lucy Anne Hurston.
  • Reception and book signings. 


October 22, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pugh Hall Ocora
Pugh Hall, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States