Granson, Milla [Lilly Ann Granderson]
Milla Granson, born in Virginia, she was a slave in Kentucky. She was taught to read by her owner's children. She secretly taught other slaves to read, which helped some to write passes that led to their freedom. It has been discovered that Milla Granson's name was actually Lilly Ann Granderson [source: Email 05/03/2018 from Janet Halfman, author of Midnight Teacher]. For more see Black Women in America, 2nd ed., vol. 2.