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From Hatred To Harmony: A Conversation With A Former Skinhead

Steve Scher
06/03/2010 at 10:00 a.m.

When Frank Meeink was 16 years old, he had a shaved head and a large tattoo of a swastika on his neck. He used to recruit teenagers to the skinhead movement. Now he teaches teenagers about peace and forgiveness. Frank Meeink has written a book about his journey called "Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead."


Frank Meeink is a former skinhead gang member and leader. He had his own public access talk show called "The Reich," and he appeared on Nightline and other media outlets as a spokesman for neo–Nazi topics. Meeink now works with the Philadelphia Flyers on an anti–hate program called Harmony Through Hockey. His book is "Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead."

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