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The Divine Nine: The History of African-American and Sororities in America

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America's black fraternities and sororities are a unique and vital part of 20th century African-American history. Since the creation of the first fraternity in 1906 at Cornell University, they hove provided young black achievers with opportunities to supped each other, while serving their communities and the nation. But never before has information about African-American f ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Kensington (first published 2000)
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As a member of one of the D9 sororities (Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.), I found this book to be an insightful and unbiased resource for those interested in the historical perspective behind the Black Greek Letter Organizations.
This was like the must read in college!! haha...because everyone wanted to join a sorority!! But it was informative and really helped me understand what the sororities were really about...and it wasn't just what I was seeing on campus!
Gwendolyn Mayo
My Dad is a member of Omega Psi Phi, my Godmother is a Zeta and my cousins are AKA's. The Divine Nine was suggested to me by my Dad when he became a Q. The book is well written and complete.
This is an excellent book that gives you the history of the African American Greek organizations.
It provides a great knowledge on the Africian American Greek System. They go thru the history, challenges, service and mention notable members.
Kevin Chik
Very informative, great to learn the history of people changing other peoples lives in college.
Jessica Davis
excellent textbook with a great deal of interesting information.
Loved it and learned a lot.
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