february, 2017

wed15feb11:30 AM12:30 PM@ the Museum: Brown Bag Lunch: The Life and Legacy of Stetson Kennedy11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Event Details

This month’s Brown Bag Lunch will be held offsite at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center located at 102 Martin Luther King Avenue, St. Augustine FL 32084.

Join us as we hear Sandra Parks, widow of famed civil rights activist, Stetson Kennedy, speak about her husband’s life and legacy.  Stetson Kennedy, local resident, was well known nationally as an activist in the Civil Rights movement. He started with the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s working with folklorists such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alan Lomax.  They were able to use what they found in local folklore for social change.  He later became well known for his infiltration and exposure of the Ku Klux Klan.  He was also heavily involved in the pursuit of justice for Harry T. Moore, victim of KKK atrocities.

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center is housed in the old Excelsior School building.  The school had been given to the Friends of Lincolnville who started the museum to preserve Lincolnville’s rich black heritage. Today it is a joint effort through three non-profit group: Friends of Lincolnville, Flagler College Enactus, and St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts.

The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine will be raffling off two items at the event donated by Sandra Parks – a piece of art and a book by Stetson Kennedy.

This program is free and open to the public. The presentation will be held on the 2nd floor.  An elevator is available. Seating begins at 11:00 am and the presentation starts at 11:30 am.  Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.  For additional information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.

Time

(Wednesday) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Organizer

Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine

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