Happy Founders Day: Sigma Gamma Rho

On this date in 1922 seven black women in Indianopolis, Indiana founded Sigma Gamma Rho sorority based on a desire to raise the standards of teachers in normal and other schools. These individuals included Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dublin Redford, Bessie M. Downey and Cubene McClure. It was the first African-American sorority founded at a predominantly white college. To learn more about Sigma Gamma Rho go here.