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Stetson Kennedy dies at 94; writer exposed the KKK
Stetson Kennedy dies at 94; writer exposed the KKK

Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets but decades later was criticized for appearing to exaggerate his exploits, died Saturday at a medical center near St. Augustine, Fla. He was 94. The death was announced on his website. In his 1954 book "I Rode With the Ku Klux Klan," Kennedy wrote that he gained entrance to the Klan by posing as an encyclopedia salesman and using the name of an uncle who was a Klan member. The book was rereleased in 1990 as "The Klan Unmasked." "Exposing their folklore — all their secret handshakes, passwords and how silly they were, dressing up in white...

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