#TJFWHM18 The Ladies of the Divine Nine

There are 4 sororities, in the Divine Nine, founded by African American women.  Today, we recognize these ladies as Black Girl Magic. Rep your sorority, ladies!

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

AKA was the first Greek organization founded by Black women. The sorority was established January 15, 1908 at Howard University.  Notable members include Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Gladys Knight, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and many more!  There are now over 170,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Their colors are salmon pink and apple green.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Delta was founded January 17, 1913 by twenty two collegiate women at Howard University. Their first notable act was participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington DC. Delta has over 900 chapters worldwide and more than 200,000 members. Notable members include, Shirley Chisholm, Ruby Dee Davis, K. Michelle, Keisha Knight Pulliam, and Angela Basset. Their colors are crimson and cream.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

The Zetas were founded January 16, 1920 on Howard University’s campus. The sorority was the first to charter a chapter in Africa. Since then, they have chartered hundreds chapters. There are over 100,000 members of Zeta Phi Beta. Notable members include Sheryl Underwood, Minnie Riperton, Dionne Warwick and Esther Rolle. Their colors are royal blue and pure white.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Sigma Gamma Rho was founded November 12, 1922 by 7 school teachers at Butler University. The sorority has become an international service organization catering to women in every profession.  They have over 500 chapters worldwide, and over 85,000 members.  Notable members include Mother Love, MC Lyte, Kelly Price, and Ms. Dupree. Their colors are royal blue and gold.

 

 

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