Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Night Riders
Series Number: OH090
Interviewee: Woodall, Kenon
Interviewer: Susan Jones
Date interviewed: November 1973
Processed by: Sheree Wise
Date processed: July 15, 2010
Description: 1 sound disk (10 minutes)
Abstract: Kenon Woodall discusses the tobacco situation and reasons for the formation of the Night Riders. He describes activities of the Night Riders in Almo and Calloway County, Kentucky. He also describes the methods used to prevent the sale of tobacco to the American Tobacco Company such as barn burning, scraping of plant beds, tar and feathering of recalcitrant farmers.
Biographical / Historical note: Kenon Woodall was a resident of Almo, Kentucky during the era of the Night Riders.
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Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Calloway County (Ky.) – History.
Almo (Ky.) – History.
Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history. Audio quality is poor.