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Dr. Kelly Miller: A Resource Guide

Dr. Kelly Miller was an educator, a commentator on race, and a journalist. This guide provides access to digital materials related to Dr. Miller from the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Joseph R. Gay. Kelly Miller, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 1917. Courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. External.

Dr. Kelly Miller was an educator, mathematician, writer, and advocate for African American education. He graduated from Howard University in 1886 and became the first African American student to enroll at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. At John Hopkins University, he studied mathematics, physics, and astronomy. Some years later, he taught mathematics in high school and eventually became a professor of mathematics at Howard University.

Miller is recognized as a prolific African American pamphleteer, producing dozens of essays published by him or by other African American publishers. He edited Kelly Miller's Monographic Magazine, and he wrote a half dozen books. This guide provides access to selected Library of Congress digital and print resources as well as links to external websites on Dr. Kelly Miller.