Pioneering women...they've changed the way we all see the world. 🕊
THANK YOU to the FOUNDERS of ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED and a 98-year old vision that continues to be seen and actualized by tens of thousands of women worldwide!! 🕊
(I to r) Founders / Ancestors: 💙#ViolaTylerGoings 💙#ArizonaCleaverStemmons 💙#MyrtleTylerFaithful 💙#PearlAnnaNeal 💙#FanniePettieWatts...you know how they say there are no coincidences? Well there aren't. These five women stood in collaboration with the universe and world around them. And, they worked in collaboration with #AfricanAmerican men (#PhiBetaSigma) to create a #BlueAndWhitePhamily of servants, intentionally. #blacklove 💙🖤💙
They were enterprising and pioneering and presented another sorority option to women in 1920, Jan 16th. The greatest parallel of my life to there's is that beyond membership, I am also an educator. Of our 5 Founders, 4 were educators (Math, English, and Music: #Goings, #Watts, #Faithful, Neal), and our first president, #Stemmons, a Social Worker.
Founder Neal, the first #AfricanAmerican woman to receive a #MastersDegree from #ColumbiaUniversity, was leaving footprints for me to do the work I do there. Whenever I'm teaching and educating and serving, I'm doing the WORK of our Founders, and they taught me how to do it long before I even knew.
There are no coincidences.