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Article "Historically black sorority colonizes: Formation of group marks a first for the University"

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Article "Historically black sorority colonizes: Formation of group marks a first for the University"

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This article, published on October 1, 1992, in The Collegian, details the chartering of the University of Richmond's first black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta -- seven years after the first reference of this event. The title of the article uses "colonizes" the university rather than is established or other adequate substitutes. The article focuses on members and associates of the sorority -- Jennifer McClellan, Tanya Tyree, Robin Washington, Regina Hill -- who described some of the goals, purposes, and struggles of the process. It is mentioned quite early on in the article that the girls did not find discrimination from the pre-existing white sororities; however, Washington does state that the chartering of Delta Sigma Theta was met with resistance. Further in the article the author describes the origin of the sorority and the ideologies left behind by its founders.

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Payne, Holly. "Historically black sorority colonizes: Formation of group marks a first for University." The University of Richmond Collegian 79, no. 05. (October 1, 1992): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19921001.2.6&srpos=3&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1992-10-01

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Payne, Holly, “Article "Historically black sorority colonizes: Formation of group marks a first for the University",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1652.