E. Ethelbert Miller

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Ethelbert Miller


Eugene Ethelbert Miller is a Poet and self-proclaimed literary activist. He is married to Denise King-Miller[1].

E. Ethelbert Miller is chairman[2]of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Policy Studies. Director, African American Resource Center, Howard University; Poet.

Early life/education

Eugene Ethelbert Miller was born on November 20, 1950, the youngest of three children, to parents Egberto Miller, an immigrant from Panama, and Enid Marshall Miller, a homemaker. Born in New York City in the South Bronx, Miller attended Howard University in the fall of 1968. While at Howard University, he studied with Stephen Henderson, one of the foremost literary critics of the Black Arts Movement. In 1972, he graduated from Howard University with a degree in Afro-American Studies, the first member of his family to graduate from college[3].

Artistic activism

In 1974, Miller became Director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, allowing him to develop his own talent and to nurture emerging African American artists. Also in 1974, he published his first two collections of poetry, Andromeda and The Land of Smiles and the Land of No Smiles. In 1979, Marion Barry, then Mayor of Washington, D.C., proclaimed September 28, 1979 "E. Ethelbert Miller Day", and presented him with the Mayor's Art Award for Literature in 1982.

In 1994, Miller published the anthology In Search of Color Everywhere, which won the 1994 PEN Oakland Josephine Mile Award. In 1997, he received the Stephen E. Henderson Award for outstanding achievement in literature and poetry from the African American Literature and Culture Society. In 2000, he wrote Fathering Words, a memoir which traced his family's life and the roots of an African American writer[4].

Positions

Miller is a board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, Network of Educators on the Americas and The Writer's Center. He is a former board member of the Associated Writing Programs and the Humanities Council of Washington. He is a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He is also an advisory editor for the African American Review, and advisory board member of Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture.

MDS board member

Original members of the 2006 Movement for a Democratic Society board included[5];

Elliott Adams, Senia Barragan (Student Representative), David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky, Carl Davidson, Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Fletcher Jr, Bert Garskof, David Graeber, Tom Hayden, Gerald Horne, Mike James, Robin D G Kelley, Mike Klonsky, Ethelbert Miller, Charlene Mitchell, Michael Rossman, Mark Rudd, Howard Zinn.

Letelier-Moffitt selection panel

The Institute for Policy Studies' 33rd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards, were awarded, Thursday, October 15, 2009.

Members of the selection panel were;[6]

References