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OH090 Kenon Woodall Oral History

Kenon Woodall Oral History

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.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Woodall, Kenon

Night Riders.

Calloway County (Ky.) – History.

Almo (Ky.) – History.

Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history. Audio quality is poor.