Dr. Vada Somerville with two other women, circa 1940s
- Dr. Vada Somerville with two other women, circa 1940s
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- Somerville community activities (1)
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Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
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.
Portrait of Dr. Vada Somerville, seated in a room of a house, with two women standing behind her.
- 1 photograph
- Portrait photographs
African American dentists
African American civil rights workers
- Somerville, Vada, 1885-1972
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- still image