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Mon, 01.13.1913

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is Formed

Delta Sigma Theta founders

On this date in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was found by 22 college women at Howard University.

These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need.  The first public act performed by the Delta Founders was their participation in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913.  Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1929.

Reference:
Black American Colleges and Universities:
Profiles of Two-Year, Four-Year, & Professional Schools
by Levirn Hill, Pub., Gale Group, 1994
ISBN: 0-02-864984-2

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