He has become a 'folk hero' in his home state because of the work he has done to help poor children.
He doesn't much care for city 'folk'. [=people who live in a city]
His 'folks' gave him everything a kid could want.
(..) Behind the troopers were dozens of possemen, of them on horses, and perhaps white spectators. Can you swim? Not many swimming pools for black folk where I come from. Yeah. Andy. It's Bayard. Everybody there? Yes. Turn on CBS right now, Andy. (..)2014 Selma
(..) Good to know. You the one told them to organize. Took it to heart. Don't be surprised if they don't give us grief tomorrow. Town folk may be happy to see us. But SNCC? They feel we're in their territory. They're young and full of spirit. Not a bad thing. It'll sort out. (..)2014 Selma