When he was a little boy, Stetson Kennedy heard about his family’s maid, who was African-American, being beaten and raped by the Ku Klux Klan. This became the basis of his lifelong pursuit of such injustice, that eventually led to his infiltrating the Klan. His efforts led to greater public awareness of what he called “homegrown terrorist groups”. Stetson Kennedy died on August 27th at the age of 93.
But thanks to the following very fascinating interview with Bob Edwards, you can and should learn about this fascinating man who counted Woody Guthrie, Martin Luther King and Studs Terkel among the admirers of his efforts.
You can learn more about Mr. Kennedy’s work at his website StetsonKennedy.com