Loren Miller, seated, with Billy G. Mills and Eula English at the opening of the English Square office building, Los Angeles, 1964
- Loren Miller, seated, with Billy G. Mills and Eula English at the opening of the English Square office building, Los Angeles, 1964
- Alternative title
- Loren Miller family
- Adams, Harry H., 1918-1988
- Date Created
- February 19, 1964
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Loren Miller was an American journalist, civil rights activist, attorney and judge. Miller was appointed to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (1964-1967). Miller's primary civil rights concerns were housing discrimination, police brutality, and discriminatory hiring practices in the police and fire departments. Miller argued some of the most historic civil rights cases ever heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was chief counsel before the court in the 1948 decision that led to the outlawing of racial restrictive covenants. He purchased the newspaper, The California Eagle, from Charlotta Bass (1951) and he began writing for the Eagle, which earned him a reputation in the black community as an articulate and outspoken defender of African Americans. Under Loren Miller's stewardship, the California Eagle continued to press for the complete integration of African Americans in every sector of society, and to protest all forms of Jim Crow. He also contributed numerous articles to such journals as The Crisis, The Nation, and Law in Transition. Governor Edmund G. Brown of California appointed Miller to the Superior Court (1964) of California, where he served until his death.
Billy G. Mills became a Councilman of the 8th District in 1963. He became a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in 1974.
Loren Miller, seated, beside Billy Mills speaking at a microphone, and Eula English, with a crowd of people behind them at the opening of the English Square office complex at 85th and Broadway. The owner of English Square was attorney Herman English.
- 1 photograph
Mills, Billy G., 1929-
- Subject Geographic
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- Resource type
- still image
African American judges
African American journalists
African American lawyers
African American civil rights workers