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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

On January 13, 1913, Twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Wishing to de-emphasize the social aspect of sorority life, our beloved Founders instead demonstrated genuine concern for social welfare and cultural enrichment while promoting high academic standards. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. The first public act performed by the Delta Founders involved their participation in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930.



The Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

(First Row): Winona Cargile Alexander, Madree Penn White, Wertie Blackwell Weaver, Vashti Turley Murphy, Ethel Cuff Black, Frederica Chase Dodd;(Second Row): Osceola Macarthy Adams, Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, Edna Brown Coleman, Edith Mott Young, Marguerite Young Alexander, Naomi Sewell Richardson, Eliza P. Shippen; (Third Row): Zephyr Chisom Carter, Myra Davis Hemmings, Mamie Reddy Rose, Bertha Pitts Campbell, Florence Letcher Toms, Olive Jones, Jessie McGuire Dent, Jimmie Bugg Middleton, Ethel Carr Watson.

A Tribute to Delta:



Happy Founders' Day to all my sorors!

21 comments:

RageyOne said...

Happy Founders' Day Soror!

Ann Christopher said...

Happy Founders' Day!

Tamika said...

Happy Founders' Day!

elle said...

Happy Founders' Day!

Virtuous said...

Ooo-oop!!! Happy Founder's Day soror! :o)

Found you via Elle!

Shelia said...

Happy Belated Founder's Day.

bettye griffin said...

When I lived in Florida I used to take an annual bus trip with the Deltas down to the Sawgrass Mills Mall in Fort Lauderdale. I'm not a soror myself, and the friend who told us about the trip (and went herself!) is an AKA, but the Deltas were cool about it. I just always tried to wear the right colors (or better, not wear the wrong ones). I must have made a good impression. They invited me to do a booksigning at one of their socials.

Happy Founder's Day to the Deltas!

Patricia W. said...

Happy Belated Founders' Day, Soror!

Kimberly Kaye Terry said...

With much blue-phi love I wish you and your Sorors Of Delta Sigma Theta an Happy Founder's Day!

LaConnie said...

Hi All:

Sorry for the late post, but as a Delta through and through, I celebrated Founder's Day with a few of my Sands.

To all the Deltas everywhere, a belated Happy Founder's Day!!!

Sisterly,
LaConnie

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