Soror Braun made history by being
the first Black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate in
1992. She currently serves as senator for the state of
Soror Johnetta B. Cole
Past President of Spelman College,
Soror Cole served her students well over the years and was
embraced as "Sister President" by the Spelman students. In
1992, she was asked by President Clinton to help set the
nation's educational agenda.
Soror Aretha Franklin
Soror Franklin has rocked America
for the past three decades and has generated 17 number-one
songs. She is currently back on the music scene with a hit
song entitled "A Rose Is Still A Rose". No wonder she is known
as "The Queen of Soul".
Soror Paula Giddings
Soror Giddings did an excellent job of
researching the history of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Her work is compiled in a very informative book that she
authored - In Search of Sisterhood. She is currently working
on a biography of the antilynching crusader Ida B. Wells.
Soror Nikki Giovanni
Soror Giovanni has made her mark
in society as an innovative poet. Her latest book is entitled
Racism 101. One of her poems that is very dear to our chapter
and an inspiration to all Black Women is "Ego Tripping".
Soror Lena Horne
In addition to her dynamic voice, Soror
Horne has been greatly admired for her youthful beauty. At
80 years of age, she has performed all over the country for
more than 60 years.
Soror Judith Jamison
Soror Jamison has astounded
audiences for years with her graceful dancing style. She has
danced with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe and has also
organized her own modern-dance troupe - the Jamison Project.
She currently works as the artistic director for the Alvin
Soror Barbara Jordan
Soror Jordan has been a very
influential figure in the political arena. She was the
first Black Woman to serve the state of Texas as a
Congresswoman and later held a position as a professor
at the University of Texas.
Soror Leontyne Price
This acclaimed opera diva has
charmed audiences for several decades. Soror Price has helped
to open doors into this profession by becoming one of the
first Black opera divas.
Soror Wilma Rudolph
Soror Wilma Rudolph was the first
American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at
a single Olympiad. Before she died, she served as Track
Director and Special Consultant on Minority Affairs at DePaww
Soror Betty Shabazz
Before her untimely death in 1997,
Soror Dr. Betty Shabazz was the Director of Communications and
Public Relations for Medger Evers College of the City
University of New York. She was also widely recognized as the
widow of Malcolm X.
Soror Niara Sudarkasa
Soror Sudarkasa made history by
becoming the first woman president of Lincoln University,
America's oldest historically Black college. Prior to he
appointment at Lincoln, she made history by becoming the first
Black woman to receive tenure at the University of Michigan.