Month: September 2019

A Tribute To the Freaknik Lawyer

By Michael September 30, 2019 Off

Greetings Mr. Harvey, educator, coach, baseball legend, author, journalist, lawyer, defender, organizer, trailblazer, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, my hero and so many wonderful things to so many people.

I am honored to have met you. Thank you for your selfless service and contributions to our community. Thanks for sharing yourself and talents with the world. read more

Freaknik Lawyer Herald As Role Model By Macon Audience

By Michael September 24, 2019 Off

 “I was not sure of the reception from my hometown,” Harold Michael Harvey, author of  Freaknik Lawyer, said. He had just finished reading a passage from his memoir to a gathering of Maconites at the historic Douglass Théâtre.

Harvey’s memoir on the craft of resistance is an intimate portrayal of his life coming of age in Macon, first during Jim Crow, and later during integration. read more

Freaknik Lawyer: It’s A Love Story

By Michael September 22, 2019 Off

Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance by Harold Michael Harvey is more than a simple memoir of a movement of resistance.

It’s a love story about the author’s family and it is through that lens where we discover that the spirit of resistance that resides deep in Harvey’s soul, didn’t just happen but was born out of centuries of struggle – and the urge – no the need to resist. read more

Going Home to A Familiar Place

By Michael September 20, 2019 Off

Ibegin the preamble ofmymemoir, Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance with a quote from Tom Wolfe’s character, Captain Charlie, in A Man in Full. Tom Wolfe visited Atlanta in the late 1990s to research his novel about Southern power and privilege and a Freaknik lawyer.

Tom Wolf interviewed more than 100 people in Atlanta for background material. He did not come by The Harvey Law Firm to talk to me. The fictitious Freaknik Lawyer in A Man in Full is not remotely close to the real man. read more

Book Launch Feature Reading on Integration

By Michael September 18, 2019 Off

September 1965, this young man and 12 others integrated Lanier Jr. High.

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6-9pm at the Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia, the older man will read from his memoir Freaknik Lawyer about the horror he felt that day, 54 years ago.

“I grew up a lot my first day at school with white kids,” Harvey said. read more

World Trade Center Standing Tall

By Michael September 11, 2019 Off

We fall down, but we get up!

Remember those who went to work that morning and did not come back home. Remember the personal freedoms all Americans lost on this day 18 years ago. As we strove to rebuild the World Trade Center, let us commit to restoring the security and safety enjoyed by Americans prior to this day. Those days can come back. The bad actors can be put back into the bottle.

Freaknik Lawyer Is Film Worthy

By Michael September 7, 2019 Off

From the pen of Tidewater filmmaker, Walt Green we received these words in a review of Freaknik Lawyer.

Sir, your book Freaknik Lawyer is excellent. It had me captured as that “Malcolm X” book captured you as a teen. I thoroughly enjoyed it and your background, explained in detail with stories of your mom and grandmom, leading up to Freaknik was a history lesson. read more

Freaknik Lawyer Is Up for Prestigious Lawrence W. Levine Award

By Michael September 2, 2019 Off

Freaknik Lawyer the epic memoir by Harold Michael Harvey has been entered into The Lawrence W. Levine Award. This prestigious book award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book in American cultural history.

In Freaknik Lawyer, Harvey connects the dots between the Black college spring break festival nicknamed Freaknik to the seminal civil rights supreme court cases of Plessy v. Ferguson which legalized Jim Crow and the Brown v. The Topeka Board of Education which in principle outlawed Jim Crow laws. read more

Book Launch at Historic Douglass Theatre in Macon

By Michael September 1, 2019 Off

Cascade Publishing House is pleased to announce the book launch date for the memoir of Harold Michael Harvey, Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance.

The historic Douglass Theatre in Harvey’s hometown, Macon, Georgia, will serve as the venue for the book launch party on September 21, 2019, from 6:00 pm-9 pm. The public is invited to come out and greet its native son. read more