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Watkins, Alma Taylor

(born: 1899  -  died: 1968) 

Watkins was born in Louisville, KY. A professor of romance languages at Tennessee A & I State College (now Tennessee State University) beginning in 1943, she was recognized for her language skills. Watkins' doctoral dissertation was entitled Eroticism in the Novels of Felipe Trigo (1949); she also published several articles. She studied at the University of Toulouse in France in 1939, the Bibloteca Menendez y Pelayo in Spain, and the National University of Mexico. She was the wife of Dr. Mark Hanna Watkins (1903-1976), an anthropologist, they divorced in 1945. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950; and Who's Who of American Women 1st, 5th, & 6th editions.

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