From the Library – NEXT TUESDAY (4/5/22): “The Prison Guard’s Daughter”: A Talk with Authors Deanne Quinn Miller and Gary Craig
Deanne Quinn Miller and Gary Craig will discuss their book, The Prison Guard’s Daughter: My Journey Through the Ashes of Attica, at the library on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:00 PM.
On September 13, 1971, armed troops and corrections officers at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York slaughtered 29 rioting prisoners and 10 hostages in a hail of gunfire. Negotiations for a peaceful resolution had stalled. The sticking point was the prisoners’ final demand: amnesty for their murder of Guard William “Billy” Quinn, committed four days earlier during the takeover.
Deanne Quinn Miller was five years old when her father was killed, the only Attica employee to die at the hands of inmates. For nearly 30 years, authorities attempting to protect law enforcement fed Deanne Quinn Miller lies about Attica, its aftermath, and her father’s death. Here she tells of her relentless quest for truth and justice-for herself, her family, and an entire community.
If you’d like to attend this program, please register now through our Event Calendar.