Join the Friends of the Main Library at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center for this month’s Off-site Brown Bag Lunch. Sandra Parks, widow of famed civil rights activist Stetson Kennedy, will speak about her husband’s life and legacy.
Stetson Kennedy, local resident, was 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. Kennedy later became famous 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 was given to the Friends of Lincolnville who started the museum to preserve Lincolnville’s rich black heritage.
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Seating begins at 11:00 a.m, lunch 11:30 – 12:30. The presentation will be held on the 2nd floor. An elevator is available.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. After the presentation, Friends will raffle two items donated by Sandra Parks – a piece of art and a book by Stetson Kennedy.
For additional information, please contact the Main Library at 904-827-6940 or email email@example.com.