1921 · N.p.
Kelly Miller (1863-1939) was the first African American to receive graduate education in Mathematics (Johns Hopkins, 1887-89); he later founded the Department of Sociology at Howard University, where he taught until 1934. Though less widely-known today than his more famous contemporaries Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, Miller was arguably the most influential Black intellectual of his era, a prolific, articulate, and widely-published advocate for Negro education and civil rights, once called by Carter Woodson "undoubtedly the greatest pamphleteer of the Negro race. (Inventory #: 25474)