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

Ethel Carr Watson was from Parkersburg, WV. During the March for Women's Suffrage, Watson confided that her family told her not to march, but was forced to defy the order because she was selected to hold the banner since she was the tallest. She taught over a period of 30 years, teaching 5th & 6th grades at Sumner School in Parkersburg. She also taught acrobatics, classical ballet and “every kind of dance.” She then retired and began a 2nd career as a dramatic performer.

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