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Kelly Miller: A Brief Biography

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Kelly Miller was born on July 18, 1863. He was born in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He was the sixth of 10 children. His father name was Kelly Miller Sr. He was a Confederate soldier. His mother name was Elizabeth Roberts. She was a former slave. As a child, he went to a grammar school that had been founded during the Reconstruction era following the Civil War. A local minister noticed his curiosity for math and organized for Miller to attend the Fairfield Institute. His journey there eventually earned him a scholarship to Howard University. He graduated Howard University in 1886. In 1887, his professors recommended him to go to Johns Hopkins University. He became the first black man to be admitted to go to Johns Hopkins University. He went back
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