Two group portraits taken at the Founders Luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to celebrate the 57th anniversary of its founding, Los Angeles, 1970
- Two group portraits taken at the Founders Luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to celebrate the 57th anniversary of its founding, Los Angeles, 1970
- Alternative title
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Binder compiled by Miriam Matthews
- Date Created
- January 24, 1970
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Alma Greene Covington, was an educator for 40 years and a principal for 17 in Los Angeles. She earned her degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of California Los Angeles. She participated in civic affairs and teacher recruitment. She was the daughter of Thomas A. Greene, and the wife of Floyd Covington Sr.
Miriam Matthews was hired as the first African American librarian in the Los Angeles Public Library in 1927. Matthews was also a civil rights activist, historian, and collector of African American art and primary source materials. She was the sister of businesswoman Ella Matthews and lawyer Charles Matthews
Hebe Mack Robinson was the first Black woman probation officer in Los Angeles County.
Roena Savage received her BA in Music from the University of Southern California and MA from the University of Missouri in Voice and Musicology. She served on the music faculties of Lincoln University (Mo.), Morgan State College (Baltimore) and Jarvis Christian College (Texas). She sang with the Oratorio Society of Los Angeles, worked with the creative writing and poetry sections of the American Association of University Women, was a member of the Music Teachers Association of California, and vice president of the California Retired Teachers Association, Huntington Park Branch. She also served as President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.
Two group portraits of Founders of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at a Founders Luncheon held at the Proud Bird Restaurant. Top photo, from left: Portia Broyles Griffith (2nd), Roena Muckelroy Savage, (3rd), Juanita Miller (4th). Bottom photo, from left: Marion Carter Moore, Miriam Matthews, Walter R. Webster (for Ruth Sykes Webster), Hebe Mack Robinson, Alma Green Covington, and Marian Robinson McCard.
Photographs appear in "Deltas Celebrate 57th Founders Anniversary," Los Angeles Sentinel 29 Jan. 1970: C3.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is an African American women’s’ Greek organization that was founded at Howard University in 1913. Delta Sigma Theta creates programming to improve political, educational, and social and economic conditions within black communities.
Juanita Ellsworth Miller was the Deputy Director of the Department of Social Welfare for the State of California, a chartered member of the Allied Arts League and a life member of the NAACP. She was married to judge Loren Miller.
- 1 photograph
- group portraits
- Subject topic
- African American Greek letter societies
Miller, Juanita, 1904-1970
McCard, Marian Edith Robinson, 1905-1987
Moore, Marion Carter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Robinson, Hebe Mack, 1895-1971
Webster, Walter R.
Covington, Alma Greene, 1904-1995
Savage, Roena Muckelroy, 1904-1991
Griffith, Portia Broyles, 1905-1989
- Subject geographic
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- Resource type
- still image