Miller, May


Miller, May
(1899-1995)
   The daughter of Howard University dean and professor Kelly Miller, May Miller grew up among the African American intellectuals of Washington, D.C. With the encouragement of Mary P. Burrill, Miller wrote her first play, Pandora's Box (1914). While teaching high school in Baltimore, she returned regularly to Georgia Douglas Johnson's salon in Washington, D.C. She wrote about 15 plays as well as poetry. Several of the plays are written on historical subjects, for educational purposes. Among these are Graven Images (1929), Sojourner Truth (1935), and Harriet Tub-man (1935). Riding the Goat (1929) is a folk drama.

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