Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Los Angeles, 1930s (?)
- Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Los Angeles, 1930s (?)
- Alternative title
- Somerville community activities (1)
- Date Created
- [1930s (?)]
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Dr. Vada Somerville (born Vada Jetmore Watson) of Pomona graduated from USC, married dentist John Alexander Somerville (1912), was the first African American woman and the second African American person to graduate from USC School of Dentistry (1918), and was the first African American woman certified to practice dentistry in the state of California. She was a civil rights activist, highly involved in several civic and community organizations.
Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) is a Greek-lettered sorority, the first established by African-American college women. Membership is for college-educated women.
Group portrait of 25 members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, with Dr. Vada Somerville (seated, 4th from left), and possibly Florence Cole-Talbert (seated 4th from right).
- 1 photograph