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Zeta Phi Beta celebrates Founders Day

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Zeta Phi Beta celebrates 92 years

Monday marks the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

As the Zeta Phi Beta official site details, the sorority was founded by Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie and Pearl Neal. “These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood.”

The site continues, “Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups; to centralize its operations in a national headquarters; and to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.”

Interested in learning more about Zeta Phi Beta? Check out the official site here.

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