Another Founders’ Day celebration of African-American Sorority celebrated in January. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporation was founded on January 16, 1920. Entering 102 years of scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood, the theme “Rooted in Sisterhood: Continuing the Legacy” is set to honor their Founders, our Sisterhood, and showcase the love we have for the Sorority throughout the program.
As said by the 17th Atlantic Regional Director, Gina Merritt-Epps, ESQ, this is the time to honor their history, celebrate their presents, and look forward to the bright future of the sorority.
In the celebration, they have their “Best Brunch Spread” competition, and the participants were asked to prepare to display their finer brunch and take photos. There is also other interactive fun and awarding prizes throughout the event.
There were five female students from Howard University, Washington, D.C came up with the idea to envision a sorority with the aim to increase the consciousness of their people and to encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement. They are Arizona Cleaver, Pearl Neal, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, and Fannie Pettie.
The girls believed that sorority elitism and socializing will bring them to a progressive organization. Their dare to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women is worth calling them The Five Pearls.
According to its official page of Zeta Phi Beta, the sorority has chartered hundreds of chapters worldwide and has a membership of 100,000+. There is pride for the sorority for its continued participation in transforming communities through volunteer services from members and its auxiliaries. Zeta chapters and auxiliaries have given countless hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.
To celebrate the finer women of Zeta, a Twibbonize frame have been created and shared with you as below:
As you can see, that blue always represents Zeta Phi Beta. More than 40 thousand people support this Twibbonize frame, and the frame even trending on Twibbonize.
Quoted for the official website of Zeta Phi Beta, the organization has been innovative in that it has chronicled several firsts. It was the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in a national headquarters, first to charter a chapter in Africa, first to form auxiliary groups, and first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
It is also known that Zeta Phi Beta is the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Monrovia, Liberia, Africa, and is the third-largest predominately African-American sorority.
As one of the two constitutionally bound sororities and fraternities in the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the spotlight of the sorority’s programs always be designed to demonstrate concern for the human condition, focused on addressing social causes both nationally and internationally.
For more than a century the Sorority has been operating with all its social benefits for the national and international community. The hope of keeping the shine and more successful glory is certainly there for Zeta Phi Beta’s journey in the following years, and Twibbonize is always be excited for any next frame to support Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.