Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Boston Alumnae Chapter

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On March 12, 1945, a group of young, college-educated African-American women who had been members of Iota Chapter, a city-wide sorority in Boston, Massachusetts, founded the Boston Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Established in 1921, Iota Chapter was the first African-American sorority in the Boston area. The Eastern Regional Director of Delta Sigma Theta, Marian Palmer Capps, chartered the Boston Alumnae Chapter as Alpha Omicron Sigma. Edith Brown was the first chapter president. By the 1950s, the chapter discontinued using Alpha Omicron Sigma and officially became known as the Boston Alumnae Chapter.
Since its founding in 1913 on the campus of Howard University, the mission of Delta Sigma Theta has been rooted in service within the African-American community. In 1925, two members from the Iota Chapter started Jabberwock, an annual program of entertainment for the public designed to raise funds for college scholarships. Other service programs have included helping to organize the Fort Hill Mental Health Association to support mental health awareness in the 1960s, providing resources for the establishment of a community health center in the African-American community, initiating an annual program for young teenagers on African-American history and culture in 1986, and active involvement in civil rights and political action.

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Boston Alumnae Chapter. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741029. (accessed November 17, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Boston Alumnae Chapter." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 17 November 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741029>.