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Davis, Allisonlocked

(14 October 1902–21 November 1983)
  • Morris Finder

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Davis, Allison (14 October 1902–21 November 1983), educator and anthropologist, was born William Allison Davis in Washington, D.C., the son of John Abraham Davis, who worked in the U.S. Government Printing Office, and Gabrielle Dorothy Beale. He and his two siblings, Dorothy and John Aubrey Davis, grew up on a farm in Virginia and in Washington, D.C., where Davis graduated from the all-black Dunbar High School. The school was “quite well known and had a very good faculty,” he later recalled. “This is important because it shows that not all segregated schools are poor schools” ( ...

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