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Name:    Davis, Julia
Profession:  Educator
Category:  Education
Born/Started:    1891
Died/Ended:    1993
Description:    Dr. Julia Davis, a graduate of Sumner High School and Stowe Teachers College, taught in the St. Louis Public Schools from 1913 to 1961. In 1941, she initiated a series of annual exhibits at the St. Louis Public Library featuring contributions of African-Americans to world culture. In 1961, Dr. Davis established a fund at the library to begin the Julia Davis Collection of Negro and African Literature and Culture. Dr. Davis also donated her personal collection to the Davis Collection. This collection has since grown into a major research collection. The Julia Davis Branch Library was named in her honor in 1974.

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