Phi Delta Kappa was not only interested in making an impact on education in America, they also focused efforts on making an international impact. In 1952 they sent between 500 to 700 books to Liberia. During that time, Phi Delta Kappa also sent more than 1,500 books to, “their children’s reading room in Monrovia,” according to Mrs. Helen W. Maxwell, national chairman of the organization’s Liberian Project. But their service and commitment to education internationally didn’t stop there. According to Edna A. Davis, the sorority’s eastern region’s representative to Bard College 1952 Summer Institute on Human Relations, Phi Delta Kappa planned to send Delilah W. Pierce to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) https://en.unesco.org in Paris. There is not any known published information at this point if that project ever occurred.
Learn more about the: Phi Delta Kappa’s Service Projects in 1952.