The Founders22 cards

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Osceola Macarthy Adams

Selected the Delta Mottoes Charter member, Lambda Ch Univ. of Chi Treasurer - Grand Chapter Directress (10 yrs) Putnam County Theatres Directed "Days of our Youth " - co-starred Harry Belafonte & Sidney Pointier (acting debuts) Actively involve


Marguerite Young Alexander

Co-chartered Lambda Chapter French & Spanish Correspondence sec for Chicago Business Firm Entered OO in 1954


Winona Cargile Alexander

1st Custodian - A Chapter 1st Black Social Worker - NY City and County Charities Elder, Sunday School Teacher & Pianist Later Yrs - Jacksonville, FL - Social Worker - Colored Ingredients Nicknamed "Winnie" Entered OO in 1984


Ethel Cuff Black

Grandparents 2nd generation free blacks & owned property 1st black teacher (Rochester, NY) 1st VP - A Chapter Charter member - Queens NY Alumnae SS teacher, professor @ Deleware ST & retired from NYC public school Lived w/Theresa Hines (actress


Berta Pitts Campbell

Founder - Christian Friends 4 Racial Equality (Seattle) Civil Rights Worker Active in YWCA Honored w/achievement award Led march to commemorate 1913 Women's Suffrage Movement @92 Bequeathed funds to GC for scholarship fund (6,000) Graduated Cum


Zepyr Chisom Carter

Reporter - A Chapter Featured in Crisis Magazine (1913) 1st Love - Singing Singing w/chorus & back-up singer Attended business college @ night - worked as security officer Entered OO 1976


Edna Brown Coleman

Father - Prof of Religion @ Howard Univ Earlier chapter meetings held in LR Pres & Valedictorian college graduating class Arts & Science Major Demure, Lovely & Lovable Married to Frank Coleman (Founder of Omega Entered OO 1919


Jessie McGuire Dent

1st Corresponding Secretary - A Chapter Helped to integrate Galveston, TX public school system sued the Galveston School system - equal pay for colored teachers Scholarship named in her honor (Galveston, TX) Portrait appears in Texas Cultural Arc


Frederica Chase Dodd

1st Sargent @ Arms - A Chapter Teacher & Social Worker Charter Member - Dallas (TX) Alumnae Chapter Helped establish YWCA in Dallas Director of Emergency relief station for blacks Entered into OO 1972


Myra Davis Hemmings

1st Pre - A Chapters (DST & AKA) Grand VP Charter Member & 1st Pres San Antonio, Alumnae Chapter Director - S west Region Teacher in San Antonio Public schools Active in amateur theatre personal papers archived @ Univ of TX Library co-chair


Olive C. Jones

Held no office - A Chapter Never Married Accomplished Pianist Music Teacher - Washington DC Public School System Entered into OO 1963


Jimmie Bugg Middleton

Pres & National Treasurer, National Assoc of College Women Chartered Raleigh NC Alumnae Chapter (1938) Dean of Girls @ Black High School (Raleigh, NC) Special Award est x Raleigh Alumnae Entered into OO 1967


Pauline Oberdorfer Minor

1st Treasurer - A Chapter Wrote book of hymns Wrote book "Get off the Judgement Seat" Soprano soloist Missionary in the Apostolic Church (Philly) Entered


Vashti Turley Murphy

Educator Charter Member (Balt Alum - 1922) Member of Baltimore Branch, National Assoc of College Women Mother of 5 daughters 4 of whom became Deltas


Naomi Sewell Richardson

Last surviving founder 1st black graduate - Washingtonville HS Member - Alpha Beta Ch(NY Alumnae) Appointed to teach - East St. Louis Public School System (Wertie Blackwell Weaver) Married to Clarence W. Richardson (APA) Entered into OO 1993


Mamie Reddy Rose

Dramatic Reader Homemaker Married to Rev. James E. Rose 1st Founder to enter OO (2/17/19)


Eliza P. Shippen

Educator Only founder to earn a Ph.D (UPenn 1944) Charter Member of DC Alumnae Ch MA - Teachers College (Columbia U) Graduated Magna Cum Laude - Howard U Entered into OO 1981


Florence Letcher Toms

collector of elephants 1 of 10 founders @ Golden Anniv - shook JFK's hand Ass Principal - Washington DC middle schl 1945 - presented Eleanor Roosevelt to parents @ John Wesley AME Zion Church Entered into OO 1972


Ethel Carr Watson

Teacher for 3 decades 2nd Career - Dramatist Entered into OO 1963


Wertie Blackwell Weaver

Teacher - E.St. Louis Public School System Author - The Valley of the Poor Entered into OO 1971


Madree Penn White

Conceived idea of DST 2nd President - A Chapter 1st Woman Editor of campus newspaper (The Howard U Journal) Developed constitution & bylaws Designed ceremony for inducting honorary members Designed the sorority pin 1st Delta to have an audience


Edith Motte Young

Recording Secretary - A Chapter Accomplished Pianist Masters - Biblical Literature from Oberlin College Teacher @ Claflin College, Orangesburg, SC