Freida Miller enjoys helping people make a connection to the past. Visitors to the Black History Museum on Meigg Street often expect to find more traditional black history than the stories of local people. “When they come in, they are so surprised to find out we have things that directly relate to them or their ancestors,” she said. “That’s really the enjoyable part of it — giving them something that they can identify with.” Miller has been involved with the museum, which opens on Fridays, since its inception in 2003 as a volunteer. She also enjoys playing music — Miller is the musician for Cedar Grove CME Church and gives private piano lessons. She is married to James Miller and is the daughter of the late Freddie Gardner, a minister who was known for his humor.
Staff photo by Jebb Johnston