Vera Brantley McMillon


Vera McMillon worked for the Public Welfare Department for 37 years retiring as a Supervisor, co-founded Tri City People’s Organization for Progress and a branch of the National Council for Negro Women.

She also co-wrote a radio program on NJ Afr. Am. history and worked with the NJ Historical Society to promote African American history.

She was an officer of the Fannie Rountree Missionary Society, appointed to the NJ Commission on the Status of Women and the NJ Committee against discrimination in Housing. She was on the Advisory Committee for the Robert Bruce Halfway House.

Graduate of Barringer, Jan 1929. Received her bachelor’s (1932) and masters (1935) from Howard.

Barringer 1929 Yearbook
Howard 1932 Yearbook


M-10, McMillion (mispelling), Vera Brantley, Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library

Women’s Project of NJ, Past and Promise Lives of New Jersey Women

Digitized records from Newark Library

Newark Biography Collection, Newark Public Library (funeral program)

“Vera McMillon, 77, Newark Social Worker” Star Ledger Feb 22, 1987