Oral History

Ernest McMillan

An outspoken African-American human rights activist, McMillan was attending Morehouse College in Atlanta at the time of the assassination. While in Georgia, he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and became active with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). McMillan later co-founded the Dallas chapter of SNCC and ultimately served more than three years in prison following a local civil rights demonstration. Recorded January 25 and September 6, 2006, June 8, 2013, February 3, 2014, November 18, 2015, June 13, 2017, and March 6, 2019.