- 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.
- February 19, 1964
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- Adams, Harry H., 1918-1988
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection