The Florida Holocaust Museum presents a Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) lecture by Frank Meeink, author of “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead.” Frank Meeink will share his personal story at Eckerd College (Fox Hall) on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Frank Meeink was a skinhead at age 13. By age 17, he had his own cable-access TV show, “The Reich” and he was roaming the country as a skinhead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. At age 18, he was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival skinhead gang.
While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old skinhead pals but couldn’t bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends.
Now a noted speaker, author, and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, Frank’s life stands for tolerance, diversity, and mutual understanding in racial, political, and all aspects of society.
“A Former Skinhead Speaks Out Against Hate” is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling The Florida Holocaust Museum at 727.820.0100, extension 301.
Presented in partnership with Duke Energy. Sponsored by Eckerd College and The Florida Holocaust Museum.