File #: 200037    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/23/2020
Title: Recognizing, honoring and congratulating Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated on its 100th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Thomas, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy20003700.pdf
Recognizing, honoring and congratulating Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated on its 100th Anniversary.
WHEREAS, the Philadelphia City Council traditionally recognizes significant contributions to our community, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is one such contributor and prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary on January 16, 2020 and June 23-28, 2020 in Washington D.C.; and

WHEREAS, on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, and Fannie Pettie Watts founded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; and

WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day; and

WHEREAS, Since its inception, the Sorority has chronicled a number of firsts. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups; to centralize its operations in a national headquarters at 1734 New Hampshire Avenue NW in Washington D.C.; and to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated; and

WHEREAS, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., are the only National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations that can claim an authentic brother-sister association through a constitutional bond; and

WHEREAS, This constitutional bond allows both organizations to work closely together as they attempt to materialize what their founders envisioned through a deep and abiding dedication to enhancing and promoting systematic fellowship, African-American self-determination, justice, equal rights and service to all humankind; and

WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has continued i...

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