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Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kelly Miller Residence Site

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 
 
Kelly Miller Residence Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Kelly Miller Residence Site Marker
Inscription.
2225 Fourth Street, NW

Kelly Miller (1863-1939), a prominent Howard University scholar and leader, taught mathematics and sociology. He went on to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Miller laid the groundwork for the formation of African American sociology as a profession by persuading Howard to add sociology to its curriculum and arguing that sociologists could objectively analyze the wrongs of the American racial system and thus aid the battle for civil rights. Known for his brilliance, Miller became a national leader, advocating the training of African Americans as doctors, lawyers, teachers, and other professionals to serve their race. His influential column, "Kelly Miller Says," appeared in newspapers around the nation.

Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office

Image caption:
Kelly Miller in his garden. His house, at the southeast corner of Fourth and College Streets, was demolished in 1965.
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location.
Kelly Miller Residence Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
2. Kelly Miller Residence Site Marker
38° 55.333′ N, 77° 1.085′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 4th Street NW south of College Street NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2225 4th Street NW, Washington DC 20310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (within shouting distance of this marker); Centennial Year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fortitude (about 500 feet away); Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. (about 600 feet away); Phi Beta Sigma (about 600 feet away); Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (about 600 feet away); Day of Honor 2000 (about 700 feet away); Medical Care for All (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
 
Also see . . .  Kelly Miller Residence Site, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Kelly Miller Residence Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
3. Kelly Miller Residence Site Marker
Closeup of image on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
4. Closeup of image on the marker

Kelly Miller in his garden. His house, at the southeast corner of Fourth and College Streets, was demolished in 1965.
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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