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Civil Rights Activist Deacon Art Miller imparts wisdom, discusses faith with Prep students

In honor of the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, the Fairfield Prep African-American Cultural Club welcomed Deacon Art Miller on Monday, Jan. 9, for a question-and-answer session about Civil Rights, faith and the importance of challenging injustice in our world.

Deacon Miller is a revivalist and a Catholic deacon at St. Mary's Church in Simsbury. He was also a classmate of Emmett Till, the African-American boy whose brutal murder in 1955 in Mississippi at the hands of two white men garnered national attention, sparking the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement.


View images of the event by clicking the image above.


Deacon Miller spoke to the Prep students about Emmett Till and how his death had a profound impact on his life and drove him to take part in the Civil Rights movement. 

AACC President Farrell Nivrose '24 was the event moderator and posed the questions to Deacon Miller.

The discussion was held in the Prep Academic Center before dozens of students, faculty, staff and administrators. The event was filmed, and a large portion of the presentation was shown to the whole student body during the MLK Community Period on Thursday, Jan. 12. 

View the video here:

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