There's nothing unusual about the small brick house on Legend Drive. Nothing striking or noteworthy, except its owner, M.T. A'Vant, the Garland man once widely regarded by the press as a prominent black militant. His place looks just like the next house; the trimmed lawn blending into a suburban scene of order, one which even the "Beware of Dog" sign posted on the front door doesn't disturb. M.T. A'Vant, as Melvin Thomas calls himself, has always tried not to be normal. He'll tell you that... More >>>
M.T. A'Vant once sought enlistees in his black militia. The initiation rite was suppose to involve chopping off a joint of one's little finger. Now, fingers intact, A'Vant says he's become a social conservative.