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Colored Greek Sorority Formed on College Campus
Colored Greek Sorority Formed on College Campus
Item IDegyptian19320330Colore.tif
TitleColored Greek Sorority Formed on College Campus
DescriptionThe first colored Greek letter sorority was organized during the spring vacation.
Subject TermsArmour, Dora | Nelson, Maggie | Harris, Louise | Farrar, Mildred | Sigma Gamma Rho
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1932 March 30
VolumeXII
Issue24
Page(s)1
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionUniversity Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index
TranscriptColored Greek Sorority Formed on
College Campus

The first colored Greek letter sorority was organized during the spring vacation. Members of the Epsilon and Omircon chapters of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority of Lovejoy, Illinois, and St Louis, Missouri, performed the initiation, assisted by Miss Bertha Black, State Bacilleus, of Indianapolis, Indiana. The initiation was held at the residence of Mrs. Pearl Boyd Williams, an alumna of S. I. T. C. An afternoon tea in honor of the newly initiated members was held at the residence of Mrs. Daisy R. Sykes, also an alumna of S.
I. T. C. Those initiated were: Maggie E. Nelson, Louise Harris, Mildred Farrar, Dora Lee Armour, all under graduates of S. I. T. C., and Lucille Mason, a graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri. The newly organized chapter is known as the Psi Chapter of the Sigma Gamma Rho.
LanguageEnglish
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