Is Your Timeline Full of Red? It’s Founders Day for Delta Sigma Theta

Adrienne Gibbs
ZORA
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2 min readJan 13, 2021

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Members of Delta Sigma Theta have long been a part of the Suffrage Movement, the Civil Rights Movement and just about any social action that improves the lives of Americans through equity and equality. So it was no surprise to me, on the 108th anniversary of the founding of the sorority, that my timelines on various social medias lit up in the sorority’s colors of red and white.

Some Deltas (like myself) posted imagery on our IG and Twitter accounts. But others posted very little and preferred to let their red outfits do the talking offline.

See Exhibit A, where Rep. Yvette Clarke is doing her job while rocking a Delta red mask and suit.

Later in the morning, Clarke gave the Tweeter a shout out in return.

I love the internet, and I appreciate the folks who notice the nuances of the culture.

While we’re here, it’s worth noting that several members of Congress are members of DST, and that other sororities and fraternities are also represented in all aspects of government, including the incoming Vice President and member of AKA Kamala Harris and Rep. Marcia Fudge, President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming director of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fudge once also served as the 21st national president of Delta Sigma Theta.

What all these Black fraternal groups (the National Pan Hellenic Council to be specific) have in common is the core of service to the people. From organizing food drives to supplying coats and hats to those in need to organizing college visits and scholarships for high school seniors to strolling to the polls, sistas like Clarke are part of a long line of Black women who take service seriously.

And I’m glad they (and we) do.

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Adrienne Gibbs
ZORA
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Director of Content @Medium. Award-winning journalist. Featured in a Beyoncé reel. Before now? EBONY, Netflix, Sun-Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe.