Comments About Patti's Presentations

"Patti Miller's presentation regarding her personal experiences with the Civil Rights Movement was a wonderful success for the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa. Many of the audience members were too young to remember the names, incidents, and atrocities that occurred during this turbulent era. Patti's presentation both informed the attendees about this history and provided a personal, tangible tie to the era that drove home the power and importance of the movement. We look forward to more presentations to Museum audiences across the state of Iowa."

Joseph Nolte,
Director of Statewide Operations
African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

Patti Miller with Mrs. Willie Glanton of Des Moines and teachers and students of Cedar Rapids Metro High School. Photo taken after the students presentation of "Boycott and Beyond".

"When Patti Miller visited with my high school students, the room was charged with unprecedented excitement about history. The real experiences of a Freedom Summer veteran and civil rights activist made her visit something these students will never forget. Patti Miller shared historical documents from working in Mississippi and with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago. Her visit enabled my students to build on their own civil rights knowledge and explore today's issues of discrimination. It was an honor to have Patti Miller visit our school."

Mike Cervantes
Cedar Rapids Metro High School

"Our campus was very pleased with its Martin Luther King Day speaker, Patti Miller of Fairfield Iowa. Her experiences as a college student and a civil rights activist during the 1960's were very relevant and meaningful to our students, as each one of them are affected in some regard by current social justice issues. Ms. Miller showed our students the meaning of conviction and the role each of them can take in overcoming oppression. Ms. Miller also was able to reiterate many of Martin Luther King's values related to non-violence and social and economic justice for all people and that this work must continue for the benefit of all people."

Sherry Massman
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, Iowa
Diversity Council Representative

"After attending Ms. Miller's presentation, I was overwhelmed with the courage she had shown in the troubled times of the Civil Rights Movement. She has a story that needs to be told. That story comes from someone who was on the front line of the Civil Rights Movement. It was an excellent presentation."

Frederick W. Seay, Jr.
President, Mountaintop Seminars

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