Activist poet, Civil Rights Movement veteran to hold a joint reading

BRATTLEBORO — On Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m., poet Chuck Miller and civil rights activist Charles Prickett will read at the home of Jerry Levy.

Miller is a graduate of the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa and the author of many books of poetry. His latest, Parsecs to Go, Poems of Protest, was released in 2013.

Miller's experience as a migrant worker and world traveler has given him an international perspective on issues of human rights. He has taught literature and English around the globe, including China, Poland, Siberia, Scandinavia, and Argentina.

Prickett earned a J.D. Degree from the University of New Hampshire (Franklin Pierce Law Center), and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer is his first-hand account of his experiences as a civil rights worker.

Although he has worked locally for equal rights in public accommodations in his hometown of Carbondale, Ill., the main focus of this account is his involvement in nationwide events. This includes the March on Washington (1963), the Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964), and the Selma-to-Montgomery March (1965).

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