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Anita Florence Hemmings

First African-American woman to graduate Vassar College and was a Librarian/Foreign Cataloger at the Boston Public Library


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Anita Florence Hemmings was known as the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College. After graduation she became a librarian at the Boston Public Library.She married a doctor, also of African-American and European ancestry, and they both passed as white as adults, for socioeconomic benefits. They did not tell their children about their biracial ancestry.

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Vassar College

Private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States