Myra Davis Hemmings
Myra Davis Hemmings was born in Gonzales, Texas, in 1887. Her parents were Henry Davis and Susan Dement Davis. She graduated from Riverside High School in San Antonio, Texas, in 1909, and attended Howard University and received her Masters degree from Northwestern University's Speech Department in 1947.
She was married to John W. (Pop's) Hemmings in 1922. Founder Myra Davis Hemmings had the distinction of being President of both Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, before the reorganization, and President of the new Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, when it was formed in 1913.
She was a National Vice President, a former Regional Director, an active member of the National Council of Negro Women, and a teacher of English Literature in the Phylis Wheatly High School in San Antonio, Texas, for 50 years. She passed away in San Antonio in 1958.