Dorothy Miller-Clemmons, 55, who worked in early-childhood education in the Philadelphia School District for 19 years, died Monday, Nov. 26, in Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse of a bone ailment.
Born in Jeppe Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Mrs. Miller-Clemmons was raised in Bosmont after her family was forcibly removed from Jeppe because of apartheid.
She earned her bachelor's degree in Afrikaans and Nederlands languages from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1981, after attending the University of the Western Cape for a year. She was active in the antiapartheid movement during college and into her 20s.
In 1982, she married Michael Clemmons, a mission assurance manager at the Boeing Co. The couple met in Botswana in 1980. At the time, she was collecting antiapartheid literature to distribute in South Africa, and he was doing volunteer work after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.