Miller, Lorenz ca. 1. H. 17. Jh.-

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Loren Miller, journalist, civil rights activist, attorney and judge, was born in Pender, Nebraska in 1903. Miller attended Kansas University and received his law degree from Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas in 1928. In 1929, Miller came to Los Angeles where he first worked as editor of the California Eagle, the oldest African American newspaper in Los Angeles, which he purchased in 1951. In 1932, Miller and writer Langston Hughes went to the Soviet Union along with other African Americans to make a film on Negro life in Communist Russia. The film never got made. In 1933 Loren married Juanita Ellsworth, a social worker; they had two sons: Loren, Jr. and Edward Ellsworth. Miller spent most of his legal career fighting discrimination (he assisted Thurgood Marshall with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas), chiefly housing discrimination and racial real estate restrictive covenants. In 1948 he successfully argued the restrictive covenant US Supreme Court case Shelley v. Kraemer. He was a member of the Bars of Kansas and California. Miller was a member of and held offices in dozens of organizations including: the NAACP and its national legal committee; American Civil Liberties Union; National Urban League; Los Angeles Urban League; California Advisory Commission on Civil Rights; National Bar Association; National Lawyers Guild; and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. In 1964, Miller was appointed to the Los Angeles County Municipal Court. In 1966, Loren wrote The petitioners: The story of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Negro. He died in Los Angeles in July 1967.

From the description of Papers of Loren Miller, 1876-2003 (bulk dates 1932-1966) (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 232610923

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creatorOf Miller, Loren. Papers of Loren Miller, 1876-2003 (bulk dates 1932-1966) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Langston Hughes papers, 1910-1976, (bulk 1932-1934). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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Relation Name
associatedWith Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989. person
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith American Federation of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. person
associatedWith Bowron, Fletcher, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998. person
associatedWith Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996. person
associatedWith California. Municipal Court (Los Angeles Judicial District) corporateBody
associatedWith California. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Colley, Nathaniel Sextus, 1918-. person
associatedWith Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Congress of Racial Equality. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. person
associatedWith Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963. person
associatedWith Granger, Lester B. (Lester Blackwell), 1896-1976. person
associatedWith Hawkins, Augustus F. person
associatedWith Herndon, Angelo, 1913-1997. person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith Japanese American Citizens' League. corporateBody
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968. person
associatedWith King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. person
associatedWith League of Struggle for Negro Rights. corporateBody
associatedWith Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Los Angeles Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Meschrabpom Film Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942. person
associatedWith Moon, Henry Lee, 1901-. person
associatedWith Mosk, Stanley, 1912-2001. person
associatedWith NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
associatedWith National Bar Association. corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing. corporateBody
associatedWith National Negro Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith National Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Commission on Civil Rights. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Fair Employment Practices Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Housing Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Housing Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President's Committee on Civil Rights. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955. person
associatedWith Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. person
associatedWith Williams, Franklin, 1917-. person
associatedWith X, Malcolm, 1925-1965. person
associatedWith Young, Whitney M. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
Soviet Union
Birmingham (Ala.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Washington (D.C.)
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Little Rock (Ark.)
Montgomery (Ala.)
United States
African American authors
African American civil rights workers
African American judges
African American lawyers
African American newspapers
African Americans in the performing arts
Civil liberties
Civil rights
Crime and race
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
Hate crimes
Inner cities
Japanese Americans
Labor laws and legislation
Mass media and minorities
Mexican Americans
Police brutality
Race riots
Racial profiling in law enforcement
Real covenants
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931
Segregation in education
Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965
Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943


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