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 — https://allpoetry.com/May-Miller

This blog, https://maymillerspeaks.blogspot.com/, contains a number of Miller poems. It’s offered by Dr. Miller Newman, a niece of May Miller (see also https://millerwritesright.wordpress.com/about/). See also this page on the “Howard Poets,” written by Myra Sklarew.


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