An outspoken human rights activist, Ernest McMillan was attending Morehouse College in Atlanta at the time of the Kennedy assassination. While in Georgia, he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and became active with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee. McMillan later co-founded the Dallas chapter of SNCC and ultimately served more than three years in prison following a local civil rights demonstration.
In “Standing: One Man’s Odyssey During the Turbulent ‘60s,” McMillan writes about growing up in a segregated Dallas and how he came of age fighting for civil rights in both his hometown and across the South. Ernest McMillan is a longtime friend of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. In addition to two oral histories, he has participated in a number of Museum public and educational programs since 2006.
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