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Miller, Loren  

Melinda Bond Shreve

judge, newspaper owner, and civil rights activist was born in Pender, Nebraska, to John Bird Miller and Nora Herbaugh. His father was born a slave, and his mother was a school teacher. Miller has been recognized for his significant gains in spearheading court cases which resulted in equal opportunity and fair housing for all Americans.

Miller graduated from high school in Highland, Kansas. He studied at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in journalism. He obtained his bachelor of laws degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 1928, and graduated from the University of Southern California Law School as well (Flamming, 2005, p. 302). Miller was admitted to the Kansas bar, and the California bar in 1933.

In Los Angeles he met notable poet Langston Hughes who noticed some ...