The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s yearlong Living History Series continues in June with civil rights activist Ernest McMillan. The program will be presented on the Museum’s seventh floor on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. Admission is included with paid Sixth Floor Museum admission or $10 for the program only. Advance tickets are available at www.jfk.org through noon Friday. Remaining tickets will be available at the Ticket Sales desk on the day of the program.
During the 1960s, McMillan was a prominent member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization that promoted desegregation through peaceful protest. He was an outspoken African American activist attending Morehouse College in Atlanta at the time of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
The Living History Series is one of many special exhibits, programs, enhancements and collaborations the Museum is planning in commemoration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of President Kennedy in November. The monthly series links the past to the present through firsthand accounts from reporters, law enforcement officials, doctors, military personnel and everyday citizens who witnessed the assassination or other historic events of the early 1960s. Each of the presenters in the monthly series has contributed to The Sixth Floor Museum’s ongoing Oral History Project. The collection includes more than 1,000 candid, informal interviews that recount the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, the history and culture of Dallas, and the 1960s. Anyone with vivid memories of President Kennedy, the assassination or other historic events of the era are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute to the collection.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum is located at 411 Elm Street in Dallas’ Historic West End. For more information, go to www.jfk.org or call 214.747.6660.