- 1899 May Miller was born in Washington, D.C., shortly after the Emancipation Proclamation
- May Miller attended Dunbar High School and studied under Mary P. Burrill and Angelina Weld Grimke.
- May began writing poetry at an early age.
- May was the first African American student to attend Johns Hopkins University and became a pioneer of sociology.
- 1920 May graduated from Howard University.
- May completed graduate studies in poetry and drama at American University and Columbia University.
- May taught English and Speech for twenty years at Frederick Douglass High School, in Baltimore, Maryland
- 1925 May’s play The Bog Guide was published in Opportunity Magazine and won the third place prize in the play category.
- 1995 May Miller died
Biography information obtained from Wikipedia contributors. "May Miller." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 Nov. 2010. Web. 29 Nov. 2010.
A List of May’s Work:
1959 Into the Clearing (The Charioteer Press)
1962 Poems (Cricket Press)
1964 Lyrics of Three Women (Linden Press)
1973 Not That Far (The Solo Press)
1974 The Clearing and Beyond (The Charioteer Press)
1975 Dust of Uncertain Journey (Lotus Press)
1981 Halfway to the Sun (Washington Writers Publishing House)
1983 The Ransomed Wait (Lotus Press)
1989 Collected Poems (Lotus Press)
1925 The Bog Guide
1930 Stragglers in the Dust
1933 Nails and Thorns
(Oldest Black Periodical -Founded by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, in 1910, and became the crusading voice for civil rights.)