About the Author
Frank J. Realin was born to Italian immigrants who could not speak English, and he spent his childhood in Boston, surviving on the bare minimum. He learned the English language by listening to the radio and soon was able to recognize the mistreatment of other minorities in the area, motivating him to want to do something about social injustice. The holder of a BS from Boston College and an MBA from Suffolk University, he has been a public health advisor for the US Public Health Service, an activist on belhalf of judicial and political reform, and a candidate for the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Realin is the former president of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Parliamentarians. He is currently retired and lives in the Boston area.