Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Appreciation: Hyman Bookbinder, 1916-2011

Regardless of your faith or background, you might appreciate an op-ed I wrote, published in the small Central Florida Jewish community newspaper, The Heritage.  Hyman Bookbinder, who I worked for 24 years ago while in college, was a remarkable witness and participant in history.  He acted on his deep convictions and played a small role in bringing about a more just society.  He influences me to this day. 

Here's the LINK.   

Hyman Bookbinder and me, at age 22, at the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee hearing room.  

Hyman Bookbinder (center) flanked by civil rights leaders Roy Wilkins (left) and A. Philip Randolph (second from left) and Howard University Students protesting segregation at the Glen Echo amusement park in suburban Washington, D.C. in 1960.  Bookie kept this photograph on his office wall.