May Miller (1899-1995)

Born in DC, May Miller is a poet and playwright also associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She attended Paul Lawrence Dunbar high school in the District and, beginning at age 16, Howard University. Her father, Kelly Miller — for whom the Ward 7 middle school is named — founded the sociology department at Howard.

Blazing Accusation” is an often-quoted and cited piece —

This blog,, contains a number of Miller poems. It’s offered by Dr. Miller Newman, a niece of May Miller (see also See also this page on the “Howard Poets,” written by Myra Sklarew.

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