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At the height of her career Dr. Roulhac was a leading educational administrator in the Philadelphia school system. She oversaw the school's special education division. In her spare time, she played a major role in the development of organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta, Jack and Jill of America, and the Links, Inc., she served at national positions in each organization. From 1954-1958 she served as the Grand Secretary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the National President of Jack and Jill.

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At the height of her career Dr. Roulhac was a leading educational administrator in the Philadelphia school system. She oversaw the school's special education division. In her spare time, she played a major role in the development of organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta, Jack and Jill of America, and the Links, Inc., she served at national positions in each organization. From 1954-1958 she served as the Grand Secretary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the National President of Jack and Jill.

Vashti Turley Murphy, Delta Sigma Theta founder. #sororityhistory #deltasigmatheta
Deltas are BRILLIANT women!
One of the 22 Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Ethel Carr Watson. Soror Watson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University in 1913
Founder Soror Marguerite Young Alexander was born in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation from Howard University she returned to Chicago where she became a French and Spanish Correspondence Secretary. In 1950, as a member of the housing group, she helped the Alpha Nu chapter in the purchasing of a sorority house on the campus of the University of Illinois.
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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founder; A Washington, D.C. native, she graduated from M Street High School, later known as Dunbar High School. This was the first public High School for Blacks in the United States. After graduation, she attended the Minor Normal School, which was associated with Howard University. In 1908, she was appointed to teach in Washington public schools. Ms. Murphy was also an ardent supporter of the major political issues of the day-voting rights for women.
Osceola Macarthy Adams (1890-1983): Born in GA grad. Howard U. (1913) where she helped found Delta Sigma Theta a comm. svc org. She discovered acting there but delayed pursuing it to marry med. student Numa Adams in 1915; worked as clothing designer till he got med. degree. Later studied drama at NYU; debut in '34; top stage roles in 50s-60s. Light-skinned she'd 'pass' to attend Natl Theater plays in segregated DC. Worked w Actors Equity boycotting National till they changed policy. #theater #th
Founder Soror Jessie McGuire Dent was born in Galveston, Texas. She was the first corresponding secretary of the Alpha Chapter. She attended the Teacher’s College at Howard University. She became a teacher in the Galveston School District, however a fight was ahead of her. Ms. Dent took on the Galveston School District in court, and won equal wages for Black teachers.
Delta Sigma Theta Founder Ethel Carr Watson was... - Classic Black Beauties
Founder Soror Edith Mott Young was from North Carolina. She was the Alpha Chapter’s first Recording Secretary. Upon graduation from Howard University, she moved to Youngstown, Ohio. Later, Ms. Young began teaching at Claflin College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She went on to receive her M.A. Degree in Biblical Literature from Oberlin College in Ohio. She was also an accomplished pianist.
Soror Florence Letcher Toms, founder
DST Honorary member, Dorothy Rogers Tilly, (1883 - 1970) A White Southerner, one of the unheralded trailblazers of the civil rights movement in 1930s Atlanta, GA. Dorothy Rogers Tilly devoted her entire adult life to reforming southern race relations. Her extensive career as an activist, organizer, and mentor forged a link between the reform efforts of the early twentieth century and the modern civil rights movement.
Gamma Zeta Sigma (Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter) Founders  1946 - Delta Sigma Theta
Founder Soror Naomi Sewell Richardson was from Washingtonville, New York. She was involved in extreme activism and civic service. After graduation she was appointed to the East St. Louis public school system by Dean Lewis B. Moore. She also taught in Illinois, Princeton, New Jersey, and New York City. Ms. Richardson was the last surviving founder when she died in 1993.
Founder Soror Pauline Oberdorfer Minor was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the Alpha’s Chapter first Treasurer. In 1914, she graduated valedictorian of the Teacher’s College. She was also the President of the Teacher’s Club. Ms. Minor taught school in Alabama, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She was an excellent musician and published a book entitled, “Soul Echos,” which featured 40 of her own compositions. She also became a renowned mezzo-soprano recitalist.
Soror Founder Madree Penn White
Myra Davis Hemmings, a teacher of English and drama at Phyllis Wheatley High School in San Antonio, Texas. Myra's career as an educator spanned fifty-one years, but she can also boast about significant accomplishments in theater and film. This gifted teacher and actress was born in Gonzales, Texas, in 1887
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Soror Founder Jessie McGuire Dent
Soror Founders Oseola Macarthy Adams and Bertha Pitts Campbell
Founder Oseola Macarthy Adams, Stage name Oseola Archer.
Delta Zeta Chapter Charter Members and 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dorothy I. Height
Founder Soror Bertha Pitts Campbell  was born in Winfield, Kansas and grew up in Colorado. She attended the Howard University Teaching College. On March 13, 1913, she participated in the march on Washington, Delta’s first public act as a sorority. She repeated the walk on August 2, 1981 at the age of 92. She refused to ride in the limo provided for her and chose to walk. She spent the vast majority of her adulthood teaching in Seattle, Washington and working toward better race relations
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Obituary for Founder Ethel Cuff Black
Pictured, seated on the left Soror Founder Oseola Macarthy Adams.
AKA & Jack and Jill of America Silver Lapel Pin
DST at Howard University in 1950!
Soror Founder Ethel Cuff Black
Top row left to right:  Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Founder Ethel Cuff Black, Founder Naomi Sewell Richardson    Front row left to right:  Unknown, Soror Marion Waples, Soror Escobedo Posey    1936 or 1937 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Founder Soror Florence Letcher Toms was also from Washington, D.C. At graduation from Howard University, her diploma and scholarship was given to her by William Howard Taft. She was chosen to present to Lady Eleanor Roosevelt before an audience. Her accomplishments grew, and so did her hobbies. Ms. Toms collected elephants, which has become a hobby to Deltas all over the world.
Founder Mamie Reddy Rose was from a small town called Beta, in South Carolina. Although she graduated, she did not pursue her career objective further. Instead, Ms. Rose got married and became a homemaker. Later, she received an award for her outstanding talent as a dramatic reader. On February 17, 1919, Ms. Rose passed away after being married for only four years..
Founder Soror Jimmie Bugg Middleton was from Lynchburgh, Virginia. She helped lobby Delta Sigma Theta to participate in the March for Women’s Suffrage. She received her Master’s Degree at Howard University in 1936. After years of effort her Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Zeta Sigma, established in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1938. In 1944, she was appointed to the Scholarship Board of New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Soror Eliza Pearl Shippen, founder
Founder Soror Zephyr Chisom Carter was born in El Paso, Texas. While at Howard University she played a very active role in the collegiate chapter of the NAACP. In Delta, she became the Alpha Chapter’s first Reporter. Ms. Carter was a very gifted woman who was not only a singer, but an actress as well. For several years she harnessed her vocal powers and sang for television shows.
Pyramids-Beta Upsilon-1950's. Langston University
Coleman Love: Frank Coleman, an Omega Psi Phi Founder and Edna Brown Coleman, a founder of Delta Sigma Theta.
Carole Robertson (4/24/1949 - 9/15/1963) was murdered in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. About Carole: Took tap, ballet and jazz dancing lessons on Saturday mornings. Avid reader and made straight A's. Member of Jack and Jill, Girl Scouts, marching band, science club. Wanted to be a history teacher when she grew up. #TodayInBlackHistory
Funeral program for Mrs. Myra D. Hemmings. The funeral was held Saturday, December 14, 1968 at Second Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. S. H. James. Funeral arrangements were made through Sutton-Sutton Mortuary and she was buried in Eastview Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Alpha Beta Chapter - December, 1923 - CELEBRATING THEIR CENTENNIAL YEAR! KUDOS Sorors!!!
Mary Church Terrell (September 23, 1863 – July 24, 1954), daughter of former slaves, was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree. She became an activist who led several important associations and worked for civil rights and suffrage.
The original Duck Walk

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