October 27, 2017 – Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots
The Young Patriots were the Appalachian version of the Black Panther Party. One of its leading members was Hy Thurman, who was also part of the original Rainbow Coalition in Chicago between the Patriots, Panthers and the Young Lords. Thurman joined Baynard Woods and me for our Democracy in Crisis podcast that springs from Baynard’s alt-weekly column of the same name. Enjoy this conversation, which focuses on organizing in white working class communities for economic and social justice and against racism. We cover the history and reality of it — from 1967 to the world we confront now, 50 years later.
We are joined by Dr. Alondra Nelson, professor of sociology and gender studies at Columbia University. She joins us to talk about her book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.
We bring you an interview from this spring’s CityLit Festival with Jamal Joseph, activist, urban guerrilla, FBI’s most wanted fugitive, poet, and filmmaker, who discusses his memoir, Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention. He is currently chair of Columbia’s School of the Arts film division.
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