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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1913 at Howard University.

Official Website:
http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/

Founding Date:
1913

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Juanita P. Baranco
Business
19-Mar-1949   Baranco Automotive Group
Carol Moseley Braun
Politician
16-Aug-1947   First black female US Senator
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Kim Coles
Actor
11-Jan-1966   Synclaire James on Living Single
Ruby Dee
Actor
27-Oct-1924   The Jackie Robinson Story
Marian Wright Edelman
Activist
6-Jun-1939   Founder, Children's Defense Fund
Aunjanue Ellis
Actor
21-Feb-1969   Madeleine Hightower on The Mentalist
Roberta Flack
Singer
10-Feb-1939   Killing Me Softly with His Song
Aretha Franklin
Singer
25-Mar-1942   R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Shirley Franklin
Politician
10-May-1945   Mayor of Atlanta, 2002-10
Nikki Giovanni
Poet
7-Jun-1943   Black Feeling, Black Talk
Dorothy Height
Activist
24-Mar-1912 20-Apr-2010 National Council of Negro Women
Alexis Herman
Government
16-Jul-1947   US Secretary of Labor, 1997-2001
Lena Horne
Singer
30-Jun-1917 9-May-2010 Stormy Weather
Shirley A. Jackson
Physicist
5-Aug-1946   NRC Chairman, 1995-99
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Politician
10-Sep-1949 20-Aug-2008 Congresswoman, Ohio 11th
Barbara Jordan
Politician
21-Feb-1936 17-Jan-1996 Gave 1976 Democratic keynote speech
Allison Keyes
Radio Personality
c. 1963   All Things Considered
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Actor
13-Oct-1962   Tonya Baxter on That's So Raven
Reatha Clark King
Business
11-Apr-1938   President of Metropolitan State, 1977-88
Leontyne Price
Singer
10-Feb-1927   Operatic soprano
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Actor
9-Apr-1979   Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Actor
30-Dec-1956   Ginger St. James on It's a Living
Johnnie B. Rawlinson
Judge
16-Dec-1952   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Wilma Rudolph
Track and Field
23-Jun-1940 12-Nov-1994 Three track Olympic Gold Medals in 1960
Gloria R. Scott
Educator
14-Apr-1938   President of Bennett College, 1987-2001
Betty Shabazz
Activist
28-May-1936 23-Jun-1997 Widow of Malcolm X
Cicely Tyson
Actor
19-Dec-1933   Sounder
Leslie Uggams
Actor
25-May-1943   Roots
Kym Whitley
Actor
7-Jun-1961   Deliver Us from Eva
Ann C. Williams
Judge
16-Aug-1949   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Kellie Williams
Actor
22-Mar-1976   Laura Winslow on Family Matters
Nancy Wilson
Singer
20-Feb-1937   Jazz and pop diva


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