Myra Hemmings Teacher

Myra Lillian Davis Hemmings (August 30, 1895 – December 8, 1968) was an American actress and teacher, and a founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Hemmings was born in Gonzales, Texas to Henry and Susan (Dement) Davis. In 1909, she graduated from Riverside High School in San Antonio, Texas. At Howard University in Washington, D.C., Davis was a part of the group of seven who were newly initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in 1912, where she was elected president. A dichotomy ensued within the group of seven newly initiated women and the current establishment of Alpha Kappa Alpha, with the younger women, led by Davis, becoming progressively more dissatisfied with the sorority. The seven women along with fifteen others voted to reorganized Alpha Kappa Alpha and formed Delta Sigma Theta. She was later named first president of Delta Sigma Theta's Alpha Chapter. In 1913, Hemmings graduated from Howard University. After graduation, Davis began teaching in 1913 in San Antonio, Texas. In 1922 Davis married John W. Hemmings, a former actor on Broadway.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 30th, 1895
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 8th, 1968 at age of 73
Place of death
San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
San Antonio , Texas
pop. 1,409,019 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouse

Education

1. Howard University Colleges/University

Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C., United States. It has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity).

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 514 mil. $
2010. 400 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
March 2nd, 1867
Headquarters
2400 Sixth St NW, 20059 - Washington, D.C., United States of America
Undergraduates
2012. 6,688
2010. 6,932
2009. 6,952
Postgraduates
2012. 3,314
2010. 3,447
Acceptance rate
2014. 35.0 %
2012. 49.3 %
2010. 54.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 21.5 K $
2010. 17.1 K $
Official web page www.howard.edu
Wikipedia article

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People attended Howard University connected by profession and/or age

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2. Northwestern University Colleges/University

Northwestern University is a private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago in Illinois, United States. Northwestern has 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
January 28th, 1851
Headquarters
633 Clark St., 60208 - Evanston, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 8,525
2010. 9,535
2009. 9,914
Postgraduates
2012. 8,145
2010. 10,946
Acceptance rate
2014. 12.9 %
2013. 13.9 %
2012. 15.0 %
2011. 18.0 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.1 K $
2010. 39.8 K $
Official web page www.northwestern.edu
Wikipedia article
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Institution social analysis

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People attended Northwestern University connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

1. Marching On! (1943)

Drama, History
played Mrs. Ellen Tucker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0

Marching On! is a 1943 American race film directed and written by Spencer Williams. Sequences were filmed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The film was later rereleased with additional sequences under the title Where's My Man To-nite?.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Clark Ramsey
English
United States of America

Wikipedia

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