Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer and actress who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health. Best known for her partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Warwick ranks as the 20th most popular hit-maker of the entire rock era (1955–1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts.
Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920 – November 17, 1998) was an American actress of stage and television. She was perhaps best known for her portrayal of Florida Evans in two 1970s television sitcoms, Maude and Good Times.
Julia May Carson (July 8, 1938 – December 15, 2007), born Julia May Porter, was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 7th congressional district from 1997 until her death in 2007 (numbered as the 10th District from 1997 to 2003). Carson was the first woman and first African American to represent the 7th District. She was also the second African American woman elected to Congress from Indiana, after Katie Hall.
Ja'net Dubois (pronounced Ja-NAY Doo-BWAH) (August 5, 1945) is an American actress and singer. Dubois is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the wise-cracking, gossip maven Willona Woods on the 1970s' sitcom Good Times.
Dr. Tonea Stewart (born February 3, 1947) is an American actress and University Professor best known for her role as Aunt Etta on the television series In the Heat of the Night. Stewart was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of Hattie Juanita and Thomas Ezekiel Harris. She has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. Taught at Jackson State University for 20 years, where she was crowned Ms. JSU in 1969 in Jackson, Mississippi, earned her Ph D.
Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) is a predominantly African-American fraternity which was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914. by three young African-American male students. The founders A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) is an international, historically black Greek-lettered sorority and a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Zeta Phi Beta is organized into 800+ chapters, in eight intercontinental regions including the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. In 1948, Zeta Phi Beta became the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa.
Autherine Juanita Lucy was the first black student to attend the University of Alabama, in 1956. She was born on October 5, 1929 in Shiloh, Alabama and graduated from the high school of Linden Academy in 1947. She went on to attend the Selma University in Selma, and the all-black Miles College in Fairfield - where she graduated with a BA in English in 1952.
Yvonne Bond Miller (born July 4, 1934, in Edenton, North Carolina) is an American politician. A Democrat, she served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1984–87 after which she was elected to the Senate of Virginia. She was the first African-American woman to serve in each house. She currently represents the 5th district, made up of parts of the cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
Dawnette Lounds-Culp is an entrepreneur, author, talk radio show host, coach & consultant and an advocate. Lounds-Culp came to United States in August 1973 to Atlanta, Georgia where she grew up. Lounds-Culp first authored The Face of Child Support, a nonfiction guide and workbook for both custodial and non-custodial parents. The Face of Child Support was published in 2005 and is available at local book stores.
Below is a list of notable members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Zeta Phi Beta was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.. The sorority was incorporated in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1923. In 1939, the sorority was incorporated in Illinois.
Rear Admiral Evelyn J. Fields is the former director of the Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps Operations and the NOAA Commissioned Corps. She was nominated for this position by President Bill Clinton on January 19, 1999, confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1999, and subsequently promoted from captain to rear admiral, upper half. RADM Fields was the first woman, and first African American, to hold this position.
Kimberly Nicole Morgan (born February 22, 1983) is an American singer, former educator, and pageant titleholder. Morgan was crowned Miss Mississippi on July 14, 2007, becoming just the second African American woman to win that title. Morgan was a Top 16 semi-finalist at the 2008 Miss America pageant. She is an alumnus of Alcorn State University.