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January 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Book Release Party: Hy Thurman’s Revolutionary Hillbilly
Sunday, January 10
Tickets available here
Ticket holders will receive Zoom Information via email the week of the event. This event is free, but donations for the Northern Alabama School for Organizers will be greatly appreciated.
Join Center for Political Education and the Highlander Research and Education Center to celebrate the release of Hy Thurman’s Revolutionary Hillbilly: Notes from the Struggle on the Edge of the Rainbow (Regent Press, 2020).
Since he was a teenager, Hy Thurman has been an inspirational grassroots organizer, dedicating himself to improving the lives of marginalized and oppressed people and leading them into action to take control of their daily lives. A southern white migrant who settled into Chicago’s Uptown community, in 1967 at the age of 17, he became a community organizer and co-founder of the Young Patriot Organization, a group of displaced southern white youth. He also was a co-founder of an interracial coalition called the original Rainbow Coalition, made up of the Young Lords Organization, Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party for self-Defense and the Young Patriot Organization. These groups, created survival programs such as free health clinics, breakfast for school children, free legal services and police brutality patrols and fought urban renewal that was displacing them from their homes. Each group fought for self-determination for their communities.
Hy currently resides in Alabama and is founder, president and Instructor of the North Alabama School for Organizers.
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