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Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

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AIR DATE: May 27, 2010

If you look at Frank Meeink's resume today - author, speaker, founder of an outreach program for kids - you wouldn't suspect that he used to be a Neo-Nazi Skinhead. But that was Frank's life when he was 13. Within a few years, he was beating homeless men, and hosting a Neo-Nazi TV show called "The Reich." But then he kidnapped a man and brutally beat him on tape - and that landed him in jail. And it was in prison that Frank started making friends of different colors. He became a father, and he said he realized he could never go back to his old life. Frank Meeink talks about how he went from being the youngest Neo-Nazi recruiter to speaking out against the very system he once idolized. Join us for a special look into the life of one "Recovering Skinhead."

Frank Meeink will be speaking Wednesday, May 26 at Barnes and Noble in Henderson at 7 p.m.

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Frank Meeink, author, Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story as Told to Jody M. Roy, Ph.D.

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COMMENTS:
FRANKIE!!!! What a great pleasure to hear this interview! I'm so happy that you sound so happy & are doing well. You're just so refreshing. I love how self aware you are and aren't afraid to laugh at yourself. So glad you're doing well!!
JJMay 27, 2010 19:21:09 PM
What a fantastic conversation! I was so thrilled to hear an additional conversation with Frank after hearing him on Fresh Air. He clearly works and lives the 12-step program, and it is so refreshing to hear someone speak so honestly and frankly about race relations in the US.

You keep speaking your truth, Frank!

MistyMay 27, 2010 00:00:00 AM
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