On January 13, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded by twenty-two women at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Some of these women were already members of the Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority. The twenty-two Delta Sigma Theta (DST) founders were not pleased at the lack of progress of Alpha Kappa Alpha to move beyond organizing the affairs of campus society at Howard and wanted to reorganize the sorority to address topics like public service and women’s advancement.
Delaware Public Archives
Celebrates Delta Sigma Theta's Participation in the Women's Suffrage March