In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement (Paperback)

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    This history of the largest block women's organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), but also tells of the increasing involvement of black women in the political, social, and economic affairs of America. Founded at a time when liberal arts education was widely seen as either futile, dangerous, or impractical for blacks, especially women, DST is, in Giddings's words, a "compelling reflection of block women's aspirations for themselves and for society."

    Giddings notes that unlike other organizations with racial goals, Delta Sigma Theta was created to change and benefit individuals rather than society. As a sorority, it was formed to bring women together as sisters, but at the some time to address the divisive, often class-related issues confronting black women in our society. There is, in Giddings's eyes, a tension between these goals that makes Delta Sigma Theta a fascinating microcosm of the struggles of black women and their organizations.

    DST members have included Mary McLeod Bethune, Mary Church Terrell, Margaret Murray Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, and, on the cultural side, Leontyne Price, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Judith Jamison, and Roberta Flack.In Search of Sisterhood is full of compelling, fascinating anecdotes told by the Deltas themselves, and illustrated with rare early photographs of the Delta women.

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    ISBN 9780688135096
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
    Format Paperback
    Pages 336
    Publisher Date 1994-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Avon A
    Copyright Year 1988
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Giddings, Paula
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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