Anita Hemmings was born in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1872 to Robert and Dora. She attended the preparation school for girls at the Girls’ High School in Boston. A lot of her classmates considered Anita an attractive woman. She sang soprano in the glee club and was a featured soloist at the local churches in Poughkeepsie.
She married Andrew in 1903. Three years after their marriage Andrew earned his medical degree from the Meharry Medical Department of Central Tennessee College in Nashville. He did his post-graduate studies at Harvard Medical School in 1905.
The union produced three children: Ellen, Barbara and Andrew. She died in 1960, she was 88.
What you may not know about Anita is that she was the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College. after graduation, she worked at the Boston Public Library. I tried to find a photo of Andrew but was unable to do so. Barbara Todaro, do your stuff…..
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