Kennedy's keen observations and humor infuse a cornucopia of collected folklife gems giving voice to the diverse residents of the Rock. Kennedy, as folklore director for the Florida Writers Project of the 1930s, was one of the pioneering folklorists of the 20th century. -- Peggy Bulger, "Director, American Folklife Center, The Library of Congress"
About the Author
Stetson Kennedy has devoted his life to the championing of human rights, traditional culture, and stewardship of nature. A founding member of the Florida Folklore Society and Oral History Association, he is also a recipient of the Florida Folk Heritage Award and the Governor's Heartland Award, and is in the Florida Hall of Fame. He first came to Key West in 1935, married a Key West native, wrote the Key West Historical Pageant, and served as editor of the WPA Key West Guide. He has written many other books, including Palmetto Country and South Florida Folklife.