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In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement
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 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, esp ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books
(first published 1988)
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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 ...more
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.
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.
Paula Giddings (born 1947 in Yonkers, New York) is a writer and an African-American historian. She is the author of When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America and In Search of Sisterhood. She is a professor of African-American Studies at Smith College and has previously taught at Spelman College, where she was a United Negro Fund Distinguished Scholar and Douglass ...moreMore about Paula J. Giddings...