A Former Skinhead Speaks Out Against Hate
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Frank Meeink, author of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead, will share his personal story at Eckerd College on Thursday, September 7, 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 and will take place on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Eckerd College, Fox Hall. Please RSVP by calling The Florida Holocaust Museum at 727.820.0100, extension 301.
Presented by Eckerd College. Sponsored by The Florida Holocaust Museum.