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

May-Miller, Zephra

(born: 1943  -  died: 2004) 

Born in Indianapolis, IN, Zephra May-Miller was known as the "Bag Lady of Louisville." She used weaving techniques to create artwork and clothing made from plastic bags. Her works, which include hats, dresses, and sculptures, have been exhibited at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the Runako Gallery, and many other locations. For pictures of her work see Visual Arts by Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation and on the Daily artebella website. For more on Zephra May-Miller, see P. Burba, "Artist Zephra May-Miller dies at 61," The Courier-Journal, 12/21/2004, News section, p. 6B; and Keith Runyon, "Rembering Zephra May-Miller as Louisville's African-American History Is Celebrated," Jan. 30, 2014.


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NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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“May-Miller, Zephra,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 19, 2022,

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