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Myra D. Hemmings Poster

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Born in Gonzales, Texas, USA
Died in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Birth NameMyra Lillian Davis

Mini Bio (1)

Myra Davis Hemmings was a schoolteacher in the San Antonio public school system for over fifty years; she was also active in the African-American community, particularly in amateur theatrics. She and her husband John formed the Hemmings Players, a group of amateur actors who put on plays and other performances in and about San Antonio. Mrs. Hemmings, a 1913 graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., also earned a master's degree in speech from Northwestern in 1947. She is best known in some circles as one of the founders of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority; her personal papers are on deposit in the archives of the library of University of Texas - San Antonio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jane Margaret Laight

Spouse (1)

John W. Hemmings (1922 - ?) (his death)

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