Category Archives: Delta Sigma Theta

Happy 104th, Delta Sigma Theta!

On January 13, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University. All 22 founders – Winona Cargile (Alexander), Madree Penn (White), Wertie Blackwell (Weaver), Vashti Turley (Murphy), Ethel Cuff (Black), Frederica Chase (Dodd), Osceola Macarthy (Adams), Pauline Oberdorfer (Minor), Edna … Continue reading

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Delta Sigma Theta and Mary McLeod Bethune

On January 13, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University. All 22 founders – Winona Cargile (Alexander), Madree Penn (White), Wertie Blackwell (Weaver), Vashti Turley (Murphy), Ethel Cuff (Black), Frederica Chase (Dodd), Osceola Macarthy (Adams), Pauline Oberdorfer (Minor), Edna … Continue reading

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GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

“We can conceive of no more fitting manner of honoring the early sacrifices of our Founders than to impress the new initiates with the deep meaning of fraternal duty and obligation through the inspiration of the initiation ceremony. In a … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like a GLO Convention!

Summer is convention season for Greek-Letter Organizations and it has been for more than a century. In the 1800s, conventions tended to take place during the academic year or over the Christmas holiday. While many GLOs have different names for … Continue reading

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Condolences, With Heartfelt Sympathy

I offer my heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of those whose lives were senselessly taken at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of Wednesday, June 17, 2015. A heartbreaking tragedy shatters more lives than the ones … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Circle of Sisterhood on Go Red for Women Day®

Last week, driving from southern Illinois to Indianapolis, I found myself about an hour ahead of schedule, so when I came upon the Greencastle exit, I took it. My quest was to get a glimpse of the DePauw University campus. In … Continue reading

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Delta Sigma Theta, Miss Golden Globe, DGs on TV, and Condolences to Sig Ep

Today marks 102 years for Delta Sigma Theta. Happy Founders’ Day! To find out more about the sorority’s fascinating history see http://wp.me/p20I1i-1n8 and http://wp.me/p20I1i-vY.  *** In yesterday’s column about the Golden Globe Awards, I failed to mention that Miss Golden Globe 2015 was Greer Grammer, a … Continue reading

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A Week of NPHC Founders’ Days – Happy 101st Birthday Delta Sigma Theta

This week has in it the Founders’ Days of three of the four National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Sororities. All three, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Zeta Phi Beta were founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. January 13 … Continue reading

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A Centennial Convention for Delta Sigma Theta; D.C. is Awash in Crimson and Cream

This morning, Friday, July 12, 2013, at 6:45 a.m., Delta Sigma Thetas and their friends and families began gathering in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a 5K Centennial Walk and Health Fair. Sponsored by the Delta Research and Educational … Continue reading

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The Tony Awards and the Sorority Women Who Have Won One

Sorority women who have won Tony Awards include: Jane Bergerman Bergere, Gamma Phi Beta, Producer, 2012 Play Clybourne Park, 2013 Musical Kinky Boots  Agnes DeMille, Kappa Alpha Theta, 1947 Choreographer, Brigadoon, and 1993 special Tony Award for OKLAHOMA! Betty Buckley, Zeta Tau Alpha, … Continue reading

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