Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Randolph M. Miller

Marker ID: THC 2A 93
Location: 200 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Waymark: None


Randolph Miller, a former slave, came to Chattanooga in 1864 with Gen. William T. Sherman's Army. He worked as a pressman for Adolph Ochs' Daily Times until 1898 when he started the Blade, an African-American weekly paper. With the 1905 state law segregating passengers on streetcars, Miller was one of the forces behind the streetcar boycott, and one of the originators of a system of hack lines that traveled between the city and outlying black communities.