Sunday, 13 January 2013

Happy Founders Day to the:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc 1913
ladies of the DST.  It's another year, and the Delta's have made it this far, today it's their Century mark.  The Deltas are here to celebrate making a difference in the lives of the African American community for the last 100 years. Much love and respect to the women who were founded by women who pledged to the pink and green of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc and realized they wished for more from their organaization than was available at the time. They choose to move on and great their own legacy.  (No I'm not a Delta, but I do have friends in the sorority and wish to honor them.)

For those of you who don't know, the Delta women wanted different things from the sorority than the Alpha women did and made the decision to split from the core group and created their own sorority today January 13th in 1913 on the Howard College Campus.  The women wished to aide those in need and promote academic success among the black community.

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.( from Black Greek.com).
There are many woman who proudly wear the Delta Red, and are a blessing in their fields including:
Cicely Tyson, Judith Jamison ( Alvin Ailey Director), Soledad O'Brien (CNN news anchor), Niiki Giovanni (amazing Poet & author), Keisha Knight Pullam ( Rudy from The Cosby Show), Aretha Franklin, Dr. Camille Cosby (Bill Cosby's wife), Ruby Dee Davis. As you can see many of them come from the journalistic field or are in the entertainment field, DST women love to shine. Rumor has it the most famous DST is Oprah Winfrey, she has never commented on it, but it's out there and accepted by many in the Greek society. 

To the many women who came before, who walk wearing the Red now, who stand for the DST, and the women who will come, May you always hold your head up high and walk with Pride Ladies.

Happy Birthday & happy Founder's Day Deltas

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