Burton W. Chase, Faustina Johnson, Dr. Vada Somerville, Kenneth Hahn, and Charles Antis at Will Rogers Park, Watts (Los Angeles), 1955
- Burton W. Chase, Faustina Johnson, Dr. Vada Somerville, Kenneth Hahn, and Charles Antis at Will Rogers Park, Watts (Los Angeles), 1955
- Alternative title
- Somerville community activities (1)
- Date Created
- June 4, 1955
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Will Rogers Park in Watts, in Watts, was later renamed Ted Watkins Park.
Supervisor Burton W. Chase, Faustina Johnson, Dr. Vada Somerville, Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, and Attorney Charles Antis at the opening of the olympic size swimming pool at Will Rogers Park.
Faustina Johnson was the Secretary Manager of the Watts Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Burton W. Chace served for nearly twenty years on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Kenneth Hahn (1920–1997) was a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for forty years, from 1952 to 1992. Hahn was on the Los Angeles City Council from 1947 to 1952. He was an ardent supporter of civil rights throughout the 1960s, and met Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1961.
- 1 photograph
- Subject topic
African American civil rights workers
African American dentists
City council members
African American businesspeople
Ted Watkins Park (Los Angeles, Calif)
Johnson, Faustina Naomi, 1900-1962
Los Angeles County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors
Chace, Burton W., 1901-1972
Somerville, Vada, 1885-1972
- Subject geographic
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- Resource type
- still image