Haynie on father’s ‘New Left’ memoir
Prof. Aeron Haynie, Humanistic Studies and English, will discuss her new book, A Memoir of the New Left: The Political Autobiography of Charles A. Haynie, in a forum from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Charlie Haynie was a lifelong activist for social justice, beginning when he took part in the early antinuclear movement as a graduate student at Cornell University in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Haynie worked as a field director for a voter registration project in Tennessee, as an organizer of antiwar delegations in Massachusetts, and as an organizer and participant in the Freedom Rides in which protesters rode buses throughout the segregated South. Read more on the memoir, co-edited by Aeron Haynie.