Mamba's Daughters was written by DeBose Heyward and was published by Crowell Publishing in 1929. It takes place in the early 20th century and explores racial boundaries that were prevalent during that time period.
Ruth Herrick Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.
DuBose Heyward Edwin DuBose Heyward, born in 1885, was an American author known for his novel Porgy. It was adapted into a play as well as an opera and film. He passed away in 1940.