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Myra Davis Hemmings (Birthday)
Join us in celebrating the birthday of Myra Davis Hemmings. Hemmings was born in Gonzales, Texas. She was one of the founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as well as its first president. The sorority was founded at Howard University in Jan 1913 and its 1st public act was to participate in the Woman Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C. in Mar of 1913.
Suffragist Mary Church Terrell lobbied on behalf of the Deltas to win them a place in the parade, where they were the only African American organization represented. #HiddenFigures
A Texas Historical Marker dedicated to Myra resides at the Myra Davis Hemmings Resource Center in Bexar County, TX.
Photo credit: San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
-- @usgpo: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CREC-2013-01-24/html/CREC-2013-01-24-pt1-PgS292.htm
-- @TxHistComm: https://atlas.thc.texas.gov/Details/5507017358/print
-- @TxStHistAssoc: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhe64
-- @dstinc1913: https://www.deltasigmatheta.org
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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