By M. Ernest McMillan
From Civil Rights activist and full-time organizer in the Deep South Ernest McMillan: a collection of poems and short stories that seeks to explore the dynamics of love.
Publication Date: August 15, 2023
Ernest McMillan began writing essays and short stories in earnest while imprisoned for his work as a Civil Rights activist. Ranging from commentaries on society to short stories and poetry, these pieces reflect the experiences of a fugitive, revolutionary spirit.
This collection of poetry and short stories exists in tandem with Standing, a memoir of McMillan's experiences as a human rights activist. From the particular to the universal, Kneeling meditates on how precious and invaluable it is to sit still, to reflect, and go to one’s interior and feast on what truly matters.
M. Ernest McMillan is a veteran human rights activist with a history of working through the 60's in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and throughout the 80’s with the National Black United Front and the United League of Mississippi. McMillan served as the Chairman of the Dallas SNCC from 1967- 1969. He is deeply involved in the work of connecting arts with the community and developing avenues to foster and engage multigenerational, multicultural bridges for community uplift.