Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy Founders Day to the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Happy founders day to my sorors, the fine ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.

History of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by five coeds, Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie and Pearl Neal. These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for Black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. The trail blazed by the founders has been traversed by thousands of women dedicated to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of the Sorority. It was the ideal of the Founders that the Sorority would reach college women in all parts of the country who were sorority minded and desired to follow the founding principles of the organization.

The Sorority was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups, the Amicae, Archonettes, Amicettes, and Pearlettes; and to be constitutionally bound to a brother group, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.

Colors: Royal Blue and Pearl White


Carleen Brice said...

Congratulations! You won a t-shirt in my contest on White Readers Meet Black Authors! I have to say the first person I picked never replied back, so I reached into the hat and picked you! Please email me at carleen at carleenbrice dot com with your snail mail addy.

Carleen Brice said...

Also let me know what size works!

Ladysilver said...

Thanks for stopping by and I sent you the email!