This provides a glimpse of some of the women who helped mold a legacy to make Delta Sigma Theta a powerful force — more than a sorority.
Alexa Canady, M.D. ,at age 26 became the first Black woman neurosurgeon in the United States. She specializes in pediatric neurosurgery.
Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman member of the U.S. Congress, was the first African American and first woman to run as a major party candidate for the presidency of the United States.
Ruby Dee Davis is an extraordinary actress with performance credits on stage, in film and on television. She has also written a collection of poetry.
Myrlie Evers-Williams is the Chairman Emerita of the Board for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Dorothy I. Height, Ph.D., 10th National President (1947-1956), was appointed by President Carter to the Presidential Commission on a National Agenda for the 1980s. She served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for over 40 years.
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