You can suggest corrections to the following fields for item Hy Thurman video interview and biography.

You can also leave general comments or suggestions in the "comments" section. An administrator will review your contribution.

Thank you for taking the time to improve this site!

Please describe the nature of this correction, or anything about it that we should know. Thanks!

Check this box if it is okay for us to contact you about this correction.

An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource

Current data for Contributor

Jiménez, José, 1948-

An entity primarily responsible for making the resource

Current data for Creator

Thurman, Hy

A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource

Current data for Date

2012-01-22

An account of the resource

Current data for Description

Hy Thurman arrived in Chicago when he was seventeen years old from a small farming town in eastern Tennessee. Mr. Thurman co-founded the Young Patriots. In 1969, the Young Patriots became part of the original Rainbow Coalition, along with the Young Lords and the Black Panther Party. Hy Thurman, Jack “Junebug” Boykin, William “Preacherman” Fesperman, and many of the Young Patriots had been involved with JOIN (Jobs or Income Now), a project run by Students for a Democratic Society, and the Goodfellows, JOIN’s de facto anti-police brutality committee, for several years which is what led them to form the Young Patriots. One of the Young Patriots’ main organizing efforts led to the Summerdale Scandal which exposed the then accepted criminal activities of eight policeman and put them in jail for burglaries, thefts, and extortions. Today, Hy Thurman has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, has conducted ethnology interviews with a prominent anthropologist, worked for VISTA and for the Uptown People’s Northeastern Illinois University Center, and has held benefits for community organizations via Bluegrass Inc. He is also a teacher who specializes in Appalachian history and migration.

A related resource from which the described resource is derived

Current data for Source



report a problem with this page