Black Sorority Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates 98th Founder’s Day

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WASHINGTON D.C.

Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta has celebrated its 98th Founder’s Day. Delta Sigma Theta was founded in 1913 at Howard University by 22 female students. Delta Sigma Theta has a history of political activism dating since the women’s suffrage movement when they marched in the 1918 Women Suffrage March in Washington D.C.

The sorority has continued its social activism in fields such as education, home ownership, financial literacy and women’s issues in Africa.

Some famous Delta Sigma Theta members include singer, Roberta Flack, radio personality, Jacque Reid, Malcolm X’s widow Betty Shabazz, scholar, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Surgeon Generals, Regina Benjamin and Joycelyn Elders, Astronaut , Joan Higginbotham, Civil Rights Activist, Dorothy Height, former Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and Olympic winner, Wilma Rudolph.

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