From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Miller, Lizzie Gilliam

Miller was born in Mississippi and grew up in Louisville, KY. She graduated from Louisville Central High School, received her B.A. from Louisville Municipal College for Negroes, and attended Simmons Bible College. She was a cartographic supervisor with the Mapping Agency, U. S. Department of Defense, beginning in 1931 and continuing through the early 1980s. Miller was also the first Kentucky state director for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She was a former Stark Nest director, traveling throughout the U.S. establishing centers. Miller established the first mobile Nest in Opa Locke, Florida. Stark Nest was an agency that provided services for low-income families. For more see Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton.


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NKAA Entry: Louisville Central High School/Central High School Magnet Career Academy
NKAA Entry: Louisville Municipal College for Negroes
NKAA Entry: Simmons College (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Source: Profiles of contemporary black achievers of Kentucky: a brief account of individual Black achievers of Kentucky whose qualities and attainments against the odds of circumstance distinguish them from the unexceptional

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“Miller, Lizzie Gilliam,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 24, 2022,

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