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, espThis 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, especially women, DST is, in Giddings s words, a compelling reflection of block women s aspirations for themselves and for society Giddings notes that unlike other organizations with racial goals, Delta Sigma Theta was created to change and benefit individuals rather than society As a sorority, it was formed to bring women together as sisters, but at the some time to address the divisive, often class related issues confronting black women in our society There is, in Giddings s eyes, a tension between these goals that makes Delta Sigma Theta a fascinating microcosm of the struggles of black women and their organizations.DST members have included Mary McLeod Bethune, Mary Church Terrell, Margaret Murray Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, and, on the cultural side, Leontyne Price, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Judith Jamison, and Roberta Flack In Search of Sisterhood is full of compelling, fascinating anecdotes told by the Deltas themselves, and illustrated with rare early photographs of the Delta women.
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

  • Title: In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement
  • Author: Paula J. Giddings
  • ISBN: 9780688135096
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement”

    1. 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 [...]

    2. Loved this book.t 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.

    3. A wonderfully historical tale following the inception and importance of African American sororities and fraternities. Written by MY Delta Sigma Theta Soror, Paula Giddings.

    4. 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.

    5. I read this several years ago when I was in college. I don't remember too much other than it was very informative.

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