Log in
There’s more to see...
Sign up to see the rest of what’s here!
Karrin Elam Timberlake

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.

Related Pins

One of the 22 Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Ethel Carr Watson. Soror Watson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University in 1913

Delta Sigma Theta's 22 founders marched with honorary member Mary Church Terrell under the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority banner on the day prior to Woodrow Wilson's inauguration; they were the only black women's organization that participated in the march. They believed that black women needed the right to vote to protect against sexual exploitation, promote quality education, assist in the work force, and empower their race.

1980s - Delta Sigma Theta perform a step show

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

Founder Eliza Pearl Shippen

Top row left to right: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Founder Ethel Cuff Black, Founder Naomi Sewell Richardson Front row left to right: Unknown, Soror Marion Waples, Soror Escobedo Posey 1936 or 1937 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority honors historic march - The Washington Post - Guided by the event's theme, "Tracing the Footsteps of our Founders," Deltas retrace the footsteps of their original members who participated in the Women's Suffrage March of 1913.

Woman Protester; Woman Suffrage. Suffragettes With Banners. It was made in 1918 by Harris & Ewing.

Friends of Sadie T. M. Alexander ( Founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority) Taken at the University of Pennsylvania in 1921