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Jan 17

Heritage

By Veronica

January 16th, in 1920 5 women founded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated at Howard University. During a time of racial, social, economic and civil injustice these 5 collegiate women formed an organization that would support the further education of minority women and serve their local and global communities. 91 years later that mission is still true today maintaining the principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood.

         Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is one of the Divine Nine historically Black Greek lettered collegiate fraternities and sororities. As a member of a Divine Nine organization your membership is for life and after undergrad you can join a graduate chapter to continue your service and community involvement. Many of our nations civil servants are members of Greek organizations. They are poets, doctors, teacher, lawyers, preachers, artists, comedians, judges, singers, senators, cabinet members and even presidents. Whether we serve on a global scale or locally one common thread that sews us all together is a want to make it better right now and for generations to come.

          If you're wondering why I brought up this brief history lesson on historically Black Greek organizations Martin Luther King Jr is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Alpha Phi Alpha was the first fraternity for collegiate African American men. When remembering Martin Luther King Jr's life and his impact on our society it reminds me of what it truly means to serve and love the people around me and I am empowered to leave my own lasting imprint on the world. We all can be the change we want to see in this world and I think that's a good thing to remember on this MLK Day.

 

Humbly,

Veronica


I became a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. in the Fall of 2004 at the Chi Epsilon Chapter on the University of Georgia campus. Locally I am a member of the Pi Alpha Zeta Graduate Chapter here in Portland and we sponsor the Rho Omicron undergraduate Chapter at the University of Oregon. To kick off our Founder's Day weekend we attended Dj O.G One's book signing in NE Portland.




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  1. great blog to commemorate Dr. King's legacy.

    by Kassandra on 2/13/2011 11:22 AM
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