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Karrin Elam Timberlake
Karrin Elam Timberlake • 44 weeks ago

Delta Sigma Theta Founder Ethel Carr Watson was from Parkersburg, West Virginia. During the significant March for Women's Suffrage, Ms. Watson confided that her family told her not to march for suffrage, but was forced to defy the order because she was selected to hold the banner since she was the tallest. She pursued her teaching career over a period of thirty years. She then retired and began a second career as a dramatic performer.

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Founder Soror Jimmie Bugg Middleton was from Lynchburgh, Virginia. She helped lobby Delta Sigma Theta to participate in the March for Women’s Suffrage. She received her Master’s Degree at Howard University in 1936. After years of effort her Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Zeta Sigma, established in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1938. In 1944, she was appointed to the Scholarship Board of New York’s 22nd Congressional District.

Soror Bertha Pitts Campbell, (center) along with another Soror Winona Cargile Alexander two of the 22 founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., at the 1981 reenactment of the Women's Suffrage March. (source- Jet Magazine)

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Marita Odette Bonner (Occomy) was an African American writer, essayist, and playwright associated with the Harlem Renaissance Era. She attended Radcliffe University, a gifted pianist, founder of the Boston area chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and author of "Being Young-A Woman- And Colored", a 1925 essay published in The Crisis negro newsmagazine.

During the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Jabberwock in Detroit, Michigan - Jet Magazine, March 13, 1958 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr