Bennett Thrasher, CPA Firm Hosts Author Harold Michael Harvey During Black History Month
Cascade Publishing House is honored to announce its publisher and senior writer, Harold Michael Harvey, will speak to the Advancing Black Leaders Resource Group at Bennett Thrasher in February 2022. Bennett Thrasher is the eighth largest accounting firm in Atlanta.
Harvey will address his professional career as a journalist, lawyer, and author during Bennett Thrasher’s observance of Black History Month.
Ken Thrasher, a BT principal, said, “I know Michael will bring a rich and enlightening perspective as we all try hard to love and better understand each other.”
Harvey and Thrasher were high school classmates during the early days of school desegregation in Macon, Georgia. They lost contact following high school graduation and were reunited twenty years later when their sons were high school classmates at the Lovett School.
Ironically, the two men talked every day at baseball practice and during the games when their sons were on the Lovett baseball team. Yet neither realized they had been classmates in high school until three years later in a chance discussion about hometowns at a social event.
“I welcome the opportunity to share my experiences, especially to the young members of the staff at Bennett Thrasher,” Harvey said. “One of the things my generation has not done enough of is to share the experiences that were the bridge from segregation to an era of diversity, equality, and inclusion. Hopefully, the young professionals will come with lots of questions.
According to Accounting Today, Bennett Thrasher is one of the best accounting firms to work for in the United States. Bennett Thrasher provides just the right balance between the values and family atmosphere of a small firm and the career advancement opportunities of a national firm.
“It is commendable that a group of certified public accountants as well-positioned as Bennett Thrasher would encourage diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace,” Harvey said.
In preparation for the Black History Month program, the BT Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Book Club has chosen to read Harvey’s book, My C. T. Vivian Story: A Powerful Flame That Burned Brightly.
Harvey is available for inspirational talks to clubs, schools, and corporations.
FROM THE DESK OF C. M. HARVEY