Delta Sigma Theta member named first African American Mayor of San Antonio


[Dallas, TX – January 12,2015]

If you have not heard about Sorority Sisters on on VH1, it has gotten a lot of back lash with its portrayal of Black Greek Organizations. But in the midst of that we wanted to touch on a a story about a member of Delta Sigma Theta and her reaching the history books to make an impact.

Back in June the San Antonio’s city council elected Ivy Taylor to be the  new mayor of the seventh most populous U.S. city, making the Yale graduate the first African American to hold the post. She was a housing executive in San Antonio before being elected to City Council in 2009.Taylor was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta during her time at New Haven, Connecticut.

“I’m certainly excited to represent the ladies,” she said. “I hope to inspire other young ladies to think about all of the things that they can do.”

The city charter calls for a mayor to be appointed from among the 10 sitting city council members when the elected mayor resigns. Taylor will serve as mayor until the next municipal elections in May 2015.

Delta Sigma Theta will be celebrating 102 Years of Service on January 13th, 2015 . We are asking all members of Delta Sigma Theta to donate 19.13 to their favorite HBCU on this day. Click here to DONATE

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Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.