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Thursday, 20 April 2006 22:32

Soror Natalie Cole

 - This beautiful, soulful jazz/pop/R&B/Urban Contemporary singer is the daughter of the late Nat "King" Cole and is just as successful today as her legendary father.

Soror Aretha Franklin

 - acclaimed as the "Queen of Soul"

Soror Alexis Herman

- the Secretary of Labor and a Cabinet Member in President Bill Clinton's administration

Soror Barbara Jordan

- First black person elected to the Texas State senate.

Soror Dr. Betty Shabazz


- was the director of communications and public relations for Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. She is widely recognized as the widow of Malcolm X.

Soror Carol Moseley Braun

- First black woman elected to the United States senate.

Soror Camille Cosby 

- Married to actor/educator Bill Cosby, she is a philanthropist that has been involved in public service and education through funding black colleges.

Soror Cicely Tyson

- winner of 1974 Emmy for her role in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman."

Soror Erica Dunlap 

- broke a 68-year-old color barrier by becoming the first African American Miss Florida. She is currently Miss America 2004.

Soror Elaine R. Jones 

- the first woman to serve as Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is also the first African American woman graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the first African American woman elected to the American Bar Association Board of Governors.

Soror Brigadier General Hazel Johnson Brown, Ph.D.

- was the first African American woman general in the United States Army.

Soror Jacque Reid

- As anchor of BET Nightly News, she brings a wealth of experience and talent along with a stylish, contemporary presence to our country's only major, national newscast from an African-American perspective and she serves as the only African-American woman to anchor a nationwide newscast on a daily basis

Soror Jewel S. Lafontant

- was the first American woman to be admitted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. She was also the first female Deputy Solicitor General of the U.S. during the Nixon Administration.

Soror Judith Jamison

 - has astounded audiences for years with her graceful dancing style. She has danced with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe and has also organized her own modern-dance troupe - the Jamison Project. She currently works as the artistic director for the Alvin Ailey company.

Soror Kimberly Aiken Cockerham

 - was crowned Miss America in 1994. She founded HERO (Homeless Education and Resource Organization), a homeless outreach that provided employment and educational training. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her community activism, including being invited to address the White House briefing on domestic violence. She was also ranked in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1994.

Soror Keshia Knight Pulliam

 - Famous child star from "The Cosby Show" where she earned an Emmy nomination and numerous awards. She is currently involved in public service projects.

Soror Kim Whitley

- actress and host of talk show Oh Drama.

Soror Lena Horne

 - This legendary singer and actress paved the way for other black female entertainers who wanted to make it in Hollywood and the entertainment world.

Soror Leontyne Price

- This sister with a powerful voice has won 18 Grammys and sang in leading opera houses around the world.

Soror Mary McLeod Bethune

 - one of the most influential African-American women in United States history. As the founder of Bethune-Cookman College, she has provided an institution that will ensure a legacy of educational achievement. Also founded the National Council of Negro Women.

Soror Nancy Wilson

- This elegant singer has a record success which includes 60 albums, a Grammy, an Emmy, professional awards, and appearances in commercials and motion pictures.

Soror Nikki Giovanni

- Famous poet, recording artist and activist who has received numerous honors for her works.

Soror Olympia Scott-Richardson

- 2001/2002 Captain and starting center of Indiana Fever WNBA team where she achieved new career highs in scoring, rebounding and assists. She was the first Fever player to snatch 300 rebounds in a Fever uniform.

Soror Patricia Roberts Harris

- was the first Black woman to be appointed ambassador to a European country (Luxembourg) and to be appointed to a presidential cabinet post as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She was later appointed as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Soror Paula Giddings

- did an excellent job of researching the history of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her work is compiled in a very informative book that she authored - In Search of Sisterhood. She is currently working on a biography of the antilynching crusader Ida B. Wells.

Soror Roberta Flack

- Known as one of the country's most gifted performers, she has been recognized for her talents and also her charitable efforts for helping those in need.

Soror Robi Reed-Humes-

 Emmy award winning Casting Director ("The Tuskegee Airmen") who has been a major contributor to the success of over 30 films, including eight with director Spike Lee ("Malcolm X). TV credits include Bill Cosby's "A Different World" and LL Col J's "In The House"

Soror Ruby Dee

- Emmy award-winning stage, film, and television actress who performed in on- and off-Broadway productions including A Raisin In the Sun and Purlie Vicorious.

Soror Selma Burke, Ph.D.

- Incredible African American Female artist who designed the profile of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the United States dime.

Soror Shirley Chisholm

- the first Black woman member of the U.S. Congress, was the first African American and first woman to run as a major party candidate for the presidency of the United States.

Soror Theresa Merritt (Hines)

- She is best known as a star of stage, screen and television. She starred on television in the family sitcom "That's My Mama."

Soror Vashti M. McKenzie

- was recently elected first female Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Granddaughter of founder Soror Vashti Turley Murphey.

Soror Wilma Rudolph

- was the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympiad. Before she died, she served as Track Director and Special Consultant on Minority Affairs at DePauw University.

Soror Alexa Canady, M.D.

 - at age 26 became the first Black woman neurosurgeon in the United States. She specializes in pediatric neurosurgery.

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