In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the


In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement [PDF / Epub] ★ In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement By Paula J. Giddings – Thomashillier.co.uk This history of the largest block women s organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority DST , but also tells of the increasing involvement of black women in the This history of the of Sisterhood: Kindle Ð largest block women s organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority DST , but also tells of the increasing In Search Kindle - involvement of black women in the political, social, and economic affairs of America Founded at a time when liberal arts education was widely seen as either futile, dangerous, or impractical for blacks, Search of Sisterhood: MOBI ò especially women, DST is, in Giddings s words, a compelling reflection of block women s aspirations for themselves and for society Giddings notes that unlike other organizations with racial goals, Delta Sigma Theta was created to change and benefit individuals rather than society As a sorority, it was formed to bring women together as sisters, but at the some time to address the divisive, often class related issues confronting black women in our society There is, in Giddings s eyes, a tension between these goals that makes Delta Sigma Theta a fascinating microcosm of the struggles of black women and their organizationsDST members have included Mary McLeod Bethune, Mary Church Terrell, Margaret Murray Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, and, on the cultural side, Leontyne Price, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Judith Jamison, and Roberta Flack In Search of Sisterhood is full of compelling, fascinating anecdotes told by the Deltas themselves, and illustrated with rare early photographs of the Delta women.


10 thoughts on “In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement

  1. Monique Monique says:

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty two young women at Howard University This books sheds light on the experience of Black women in higher education and how membership in the sorority continues to educate and inform for the lifetime of its members The sorority has always been an important source of leadership training and opportunities for Black women, whose opportunities are few and far between The sorority has also cultivated women in the arts Delta Sigma T Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty two young women at Howard University This books sheds light on the experience of Black women in higher education and how membership in the sorority continues to educate and inform for the lifetime of its members The sorority has always been an important source of leadership training and opportunities for Black women, whose opportunities are few and far between The sorority has also cultivated women in the arts Delta Sigma Theta has been a leader in political and socioeconomic equality through community programs, educational handouts, and funding scholarships to encourage young ladies to complete college degrees When I look at you, I see myself If my eyes are unable to see you as my sister, it is because my own vision is blurred And if that be so, then it is I who need you either because I do not understand who you are, my sister, or because I need you to help me understand who I am Lillian P Benbow, National President, Delta Sigma Theta, 1971 1975 p 23.Delta Sigma Theta sorority has evolved over the years In the beginning, the founders broke away from their previous organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha, to form aforceful influence in the lives of women students than any previous organization p 53 The members of Delta Sigma Theta wanted to advance the women s suffrage movement, encourage women to become teachers, administrators, business owners and change agents As the years passed, the sorority would enhance their political involvements, promote the arts, and inspire education of the masses.The sorority continued to work tirelessly in the community by supporting local chapters in their grassroots efforts to promote the black power movement, support NAACP efforts, encourage participation in the civil rights movement and provide leadership opportunities to their membership Delta Sigma Theta continues to add to its membership through both undergraduate and graduate chapters across the world After 103 years of service to the world, one of the sorority s greatest accomplishments is the power of sisterhood to its current 300,000 members


  2. Jasmyne Fine Jasmyne Fine says:

    History well documented OO OOP my sorors


  3. Ebs Ebs says:

    Loved this book..not only because of the history of Delta Sigma Theta but also Black history in general It is amazing how far DST has come and I am so glad to be a part of this illustrious organization.


  4. Gw Gw says:

    OOOOO OOOOP


  5. La& La& says:

    Although I am not in Delta Sigma Theta National Sorority, I am genuinely intrigued by the history of this organization As such, this text did satisfy my curiosity, especially the information about the organization s founding and then later on the discussion about Black Power and student activism But truthfully, the text is quite tedious in places and reads like a textbook But overall, a solid read.


  6. Alyssa Bush Alyssa Bush says:

    As a young Soror, this book was definitely worth the read It gave such detailed insights into the rich history of our great organization I found myself highlighting inspirational excerpts in each chapter My only frustration with this book was that it read much like a textbook at times, particularly in the earlier pages.


  7. J.E. Harris J.E. Harris says:

    A wonderfully historical tale following the inception and importance of African American sororities and fraternities Written by MY Delta Sigma Theta Soror, Paula Giddings.


  8. Patricia Stephens Patricia Stephens says:

    Good information Inspirational Made it in.


  9. Written Melodies Written Melodies says:

    I read this several years ago when I was in college I don t remember too much other than it was very informative.


  10. Mills College Library Mills College Library says:

    378.19855 G4534 1988


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