From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Hemphill, Beatrice

(born: 1898) 

Hemphill, whose father was from Owen County and whose mother was from Louisville, came to Hodgenville, KY, to direct and play the organ at the Baptist and Methodist churches. She composed a number of songs, anthems and solos, including He Never Will Leave Me Alone. For more see Who's Who in Colored America (1950).


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NKAA Source: He never will leave me alone (song)
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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“Hemphill, Beatrice,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 21, 2023,

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