Dr. John A. Somerville at a meeting of the Circus Saints and Sinners Club, 1950s-1960s
- Dr. John A. Somerville at a meeting of the Circus Saints and Sinners Club, 1950s-1960s
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- Somerville community activities (1)
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Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Group portrait with Dr. John A. Somerville (standing, 6th from left), at a meeting of the Circus Saints and Sinners Club. In the very front are two men dressed as a clown and a policeman.
The Circus Saints and Sinners Club of America is a national organization that raises money for local charities.
Dr. John Somerville, born in Jamaica, was the first black graduate of USC School of Dentistry (1907). He married Vada Jetmore Watson (1912), who also became a dentist. He built the Somerville Hotel (1928), was instrumental in the founding of the Los Angeles chapter of NAACP (1914), and served on the Police Commission 1949-1953.
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