Epsilon Rho Zeta Chapter in partnership with the Delaware Historical Society, presented a centennial exhibit in the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. The exhibit, titled "100 Year's of Finer Womanhood & Service", highlighted the legacy of our International Organization along with the local work of Epsilon Rho Zeta Chapter in New Castle County and throughout the State of Delaware.
Our Founders Inspired Our Charter Members
Our Founders envisioned a sorority which would directly affect positive change, chart a course of action for the 1920's and beyond, raise consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members. These women believed that sorority elitism and socializing overshadowed the real mission of progressive organizations and failed to address fully the societal mores, ills, prejudices, and poverty affecting humanity in general and the black community in particular. As a result Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded to address the needs of our communities and beyond. The women of Zeta continue to work in the image and vision of our Founders and we are eternally grateful for the course they set forward. The exhibit was organized in honor of the bountiful legacy our organization has established.
Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings and Fannie Pettie Watts
Epsilon Rho Zeta 65 Years of Sisterhood
Epsilon Rho Zeta Chapter was chartered on September 15th, 1955 by five dynamic women who were pillars in the New Castle County Community. Hannah Hall and Kathering Bessileu Ross were initiated in Gamma Nu Zeta Chapter, in Camden New Jersery and for two years commuted to Camden for meetings and events. Hannah Hall, Karryle Joy Moore, Katherine Bessileu Ross, Loretta Wilson, and Marion Woods, chartered our Wilmington, Delaware chapter after identifying a need to support the needs of the community. Hitting the ground running, in 1956, Epsilon Rho Zeta Chapter initiated its first members, Bertha Johnson and Marion Walley.
Epsilon Rho Zeta President Danielle T. Brown and Brother Marsalis Warren