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Vada Somerville

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Hannah Schilperoort
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Wilson Dental Library
925 W. 34th Street, DEN 21
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641

Dr. Vada Watson Somerville, D.D.S.

In 2018, Vada Watson Somerville, D.D.S., became the first black woman to graduate from USC and the first black woman in California with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  

Image of Vada Somerville in 1919.

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History of Vada Somerville

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