Born in America’s Deep South and currently residing in Columbia, Howard county, Bailey said recently in an interview: “I haven’t had a paying job since 1975, but my young friends say I shouldn’t say I’m retired, just say I work without pay.”
She has volunteered in different capacities during the past few decades, working with children in Howard County Schools and packed care packages for soldiers overseas. She has served on advisory boards from police to education. When she talks about how segregation and discrimination affected her life, Mailey said “she hoped the next generations are better human beings”.
The Millie Bailey Fund, established by Mary and Earl Armiger in honor of Bailey is a permanent fund whose proceeds will directly benefit Running Brook, a Title I school with a large population of minority and low income students.
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