Notable Deltas


Soror Carol Moseley-Braun
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 Illinois.

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 Keshia Knight Pulliam
Famous child star from "The Cosby Show" where she earned an Emmy nomination and numerous awards. She is currently involved in public service projects.

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 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 Ailey company.

Soror Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records -- "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others -- earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since.

Soror Dr. Betty Shabazz
Was the director of communications and public relations for Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. She is widely recognized as the widow of Malcolm X..

Soror Alexa Canady, M.D.
At age 26 became the first Black woman neurosurgeon in the United States. She specializes in pediatric neurosurgery.

Soror Shirley Cesar
Just call this soulful sister with a powerful voice the "Queen of Gospel".

Soror Elaine R. Jones
Became the first woman to serve as Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is also the first African American woman graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the first African American woman elected to the American Bar Association Board of Governors..

Soror Erica Dunlap
Broke a 68-year-old color barrier by becoming the first African American Miss Florida. She is currently Miss America 2004.

Soror Brigadeer General Hazel Johnson Brown, PhD.
The first African American woman general in the United States Army.

Soror Roberta Flack
Known as one of the country's most gifted performers, she has been recognized for her talents and also her charitable efforts for helping those in need.

Soror Lena Horne
This legendary singer and actress paved the way for other black female entertainers who wanted to make it in Hollywood and the entertainment world.

Soror Leontyne Price
Acclaimed Opera singer, she has won 18 Grammy Awards and sang in leading opera houses around the world.

Soror Mary McLeod Bethune
One of the most influential African-American women in United States history. As the founder of Bethune-Cookman College, she has provided an institution that will ensure a legacy of educational achievement. Also founded the National Council of Negro Women.

Soror Ruby Dee
Emmy award-winning stage, film, and television actress who performed in on- and off-Broadway productions including A Raisin In the Sun and Purlie Vicorious.

Soror Vashti M. McKenzie
Recently elected first female Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Soror Wilma Rudolph
Became 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 DePauw University.

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.