Talk:Highlander Research and Education Center

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Reference to Hate Group Publication[edit]

References included reference to "Shots Fired: Sam Francis on America's Culture War (Vienna, Virginia: Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation Books, 2006), pp. 162–164." Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation is listed as a hate group at http://www.splcenter.org/intel/map/hate.jsp and Samuel T. Francis is listed in Wikipedia as "an anti-capitalist[1] paleoconservative columnist, nationally syndicated in America, known for his racialist views." Fixed. Basilwhite (talk) 11:44, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Zilphia Horton[edit]

Where does Zilphia Horton fit this picture: [1] cites "(Dunaway, Seeger 222f)" (presumably David Dunaway's biography of Pete Seeger, How Can I Keep from Singing) "...Zilphia Horton (one of the founders of Highlander)..." That's a pretty solid book, so I would assume that she was, if not in the narrow sense a founder, something quite close. -- Jmabel | Talk 05:37, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC)

Don West[edit]

links to the wrong Don West The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.60.176.216 (talk • contribs) 25 Oct 2005.

  • Fixed -- Jmabel | Talk 23:05, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Don West, Communist Party[edit]

According to the FBI, Don West was a member of the Communist Party. http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/hfschool.htm "The Highlander Folk School, located in Monteagle, TN, was founded by Don West, District Director of the Communist Party in North Carolina, and Miles Norton, Director of the Commonwealth College."

A good historical assessment of the Communist Party in the U.S. should include the fact that they were active in fighting segregation, and that the did so by having members like West teach people how to organize. And a good assessment of Highlander should point that out.

At any rate, it's true, and it's relevant, so it belongs in the article. --Nbauman (talk) 15:51, 1 December 2010 (UTC)