Hy Thurman video interview and biography

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Hy Thurman video interview and biography

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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.

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2012-01-22

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Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

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Jiménez, José, 1948-

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RHC-65_Thurman_Hy

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video/mp4
application/pdf

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Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-05-10

Título

Hy Thurman vídeo entrevista y biografía

Sujetos

Young Lords (Organización)
Puertorriqueños--Estados Unidos
Derechos civiles--Estados Unidos--Historia
Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Narrativas personales
Justicia social
Activistas comunitarios--Illinois--Chicago
Campo a la ciudad migración--Illinois--Chicago
Pobreza--Illinois--Chicago
Young Patriots Organización

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Thurman, Hy, “Hy Thurman video interview and biography,” Digital Collections, accessed October 23, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/24628.
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