Brotherhood and sisterhood for African Americans

Hidden History

ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – In the early 1900s, Black fraternities and sororities were created to provide brotherhood and sisterhood for blacks attending college.  The reason for that is, they were not welcome in other Greek organizations.

We spoke with Paula Wilburn, she’s the President of the Odessa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.  It was founded back in 1913.  It’s motto: “Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom”

“As you know, the history of our country, many times the African Americans were left out,” said Wilburn.  As a result, the woman wanted to get together and do something to advance the African American community and to enhance it as well as develop it.”

Wilburn went on to say, that the sorority spends a lot of time giving back and is based on Christian values.

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