Notable Deltas

Soror Angela Bassett is an American actress. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real-life women in African-American culture, including Betty Shabazz in Malcom X. Angela became an Honorary Member at Delta’s 51st National Convention.

Soror Paula J. Giddings is an educator, editor, and journalist. She is the author of the well known and informative novel entitled, In Search of Sisterhood.

Soror Frankie M. Freeman is an American civil rights attorney, and the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The honorable Frankie M. Freeman was the 14th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is the oldest living Past National President.

The late Soror Dr. Betty Shabazz was an American educator and an extreme civil rights advocate. She was the widow of Malcolm X. The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy was established in honor of her contributions as an educator and exemplary role model to young women.

The late Soror Mary McLeod Bethune was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for establishing the Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She also founded the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).