Kelly Miller was a professor and administrator at Howard University for more than 40 years, teaching math and sociology, and serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He wrote a syndicated column that was published in over 100 African American newspapers in the 1920s and 30s. His books include The Education of the Negro (1902), From Servitude to Service (1905), Race Adjustment (1908), The Ultimate Race Problem (1910), Out of the House of Bondage (1914), An Appeal to Conscience (1918), The Negro in the New Reconstruction (1919), and Is Race Difference Fundamental, Eternal and Inescapable? (1921). Miller was coeditor of the Crisis, the journal of the NAACP. He is remembered in DC with a public housing development in the LeDroit Park neighborhood and a DC public middle school named in his honor.