Vivian Ann Davidson Hewitt's life spans and personifies many of the important social, political and cultural transformations of the 20th and early 21st Centuries.
As a member of the Talented Tenth, Vivian has always taken her position of privilege seriously. By virtue of her place in society and her position in the crossroads, she has helped to define and enrich the culture of the countless individuals who were fortunate enough to cross her path.
After a pioneering launch into the information sciences, Vivian found herself to be the "one and only" African American librarian in Pittsburgh.
She and her husband, John, had a shared interest in art and travel. They purchased art wherever they traveled eventually assembling two celebrated art collections.
The reader of this volume will find inspiration in Vivian's life and in her example.
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