Tag: Freaknik

A Tribute To the Freaknik Lawyer

By Michael September 30, 2019 0

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: It’s A Love Story

By Michael September 22, 2019 0

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

Book Launch Feature Reading on Integration

By Michael September 18, 2019 0

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

Freaknik Lawyer Is Up for Prestigious Lawrence W. Levine Award

By Michael September 2, 2019 0

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 0

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