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Mary Mcleod Bethune
Soror Bethune was active in the struggle against racism and served as an unofficial advisor to President Roosevelt. She founded the Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Florida where recently a bronze statue was erected in her honor and unveiled Ocotober 2nd 2004.
Soror O'Brien is best known for her reporting for CNN. She is the news anchor for CNN's morning show, Starting Point and hosts Black In America also for CNN.
Soror Burke is a famous sculptor and is best known for her design of the President Roosevelt bust (appears on the U.S. dime).
Alexa Canady, M.D.
Soror Alexa Canady, M.D. at the age of 26,became the first Black woman neurosurgeon in the United States. She specializes in pediatric neurosurgery.
Soror Chisholm, a black civil rights advocate, is the first African American woman elected to Congress and the first African American and first woman to campaign as a major party candidate for the U.S. presidency.
Soror Cosby is an entrepreneur and philanthropist and has, along with her husband Bill Cosby, been very involved in the funding of black colleges.
Soror Dunlap broke a 68 year barrier by becoming the first African American Miss Florida. She also holds the distinction of being Miss America 2004.
Soror Giovanni is a famous poet ("Ego Tripping" is one of her great works) and recording artist. She is also known for her activism.
Soror 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. Also, she completed a biography of the anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells.
Soror Herman was the Secretary of Labor and a cabinet member during the administration of William J. Clinton.
Soror Lena Horne is a legendary singer and actress. Her career paved the way for other black female entertainers in Hollywood.
Soror Natalie Cole is an American singer and songwriter. She is also the daughter of jazz legend, Nat King Cole. Soror Cole has been nominated for twenty-one Grammy Awards and has won nine.
Soror Rudolph, a renowned track and field athlete, was the first African American woman to win 3 gold medals in a single Olympiad.
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 Tyson has won many awards for captivating, positive, and educating roles both on and off camera. Her personal quote: "Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm."