Enolia Pettigen McMillan (October 20, 1904 – October 24, 2006) was the first female national president of the NAACP.
Born Enolia Virginia Pettigen in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Elizabeth Fortune Pettigen and John Pettigen, Enolia Pettigen attended Frederick Douglass High School and later Howard University with the help of a scholarship from Alpha Kappa Alpha and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in education in 1926.
Read Enolia McMillan's obituary in the Baltimore Sun. She became a teacher in 1927 in Caroline County, Maryland. McMillan received a master's degree in 1933 from Columbia University. Her thesis was entitled Some Factors Affecting Secondary Education for Negroes in Maryland Counties (excluding Baltimore).
She married Betha D. McMillan, Sr. in 1936. After retiring from teaching in 1968, she became president of the NAACP from 1984 to 1990.
Pettigen McMillan died October 24, 2006, in Stevenson, Maryland from heart failure just four days after celebrating her 102nd birthday.