Freaknik Lawyer Is Film Worthy

Harold Michael Harvey is responding to comments during the Town Hall discussion on Justice and Race in America at Sweet Auburn Seafood. Photo Credit Bob Glicksmith

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.

I’m still thinking about that part in the book when you went to Lanier and some of the blacks regarded you as being “too good” for the Black schools. Also, I could not believe one of your peers in 2018 still harbors that against you and remarked: “So now you’re so black,” unbelievable, but a necessary part of your story.

Freaknik Lawyer should be on the New York Times Bestseller list, and not to mention, it is worthy of a Spike Lee film.

I am new to the film industry, but I am willing to help with a film in any way I can because as the book is excellent, the film can be too.

Guest Blogger Walt Green, filmmaker, Real Deal Track Journey

Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist. Harvey is a Past President of the Gate City Bar Association. He is the recipient of Gate City’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award, which he received because of his pro bono representation of students arrested during Freaknik celebrations in the mid to late 1990s.  He is a Contributor at The Hill, SCLC National Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Medium, and Black College Nines. Contact him at


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Harold Michael Harvey is a Past President of The Gate City Bar Association and is the recipient of the Association’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award. He is the author of Paper Puzzle and Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System, and a two-time winner of Allvoices’ Political Pundit Prize. His work has appeared in Facing South, The Atlanta Business Journal, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Black Colleges Nines, and Medium.