Known as the Gold Coast, the upper NW Washington, DC neighborhood is well respected for its affluent African American dwellers. Joseph and Delilah W. Pierce were among the select group. Delilah and her Gold Coast dwellers had a club called The Neighbors and they regularly got together to socialize, especially during the holiday. It was … Continue reading The African American Washington, DC Elite Celebrate The Holiday’s
In February of 1979 Delilah W. Pierce was asked to exhibit at a tribute to artist Lois Mailou Jones (November 3, 1905 – June 9, 1998) held at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC. Lois Mailou Jones and Delilah W. Pierce were more than peers in the visual arts. They both summered and … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Exhibited At A Tribute For The First African American Painter Of Note – Lois Mailou Jones At Martin Luther King Library, 1979
In 1975 Delilah W. Pierce was selected to exhibit at the second World Black & African Festival Of Arts & Culture. It was reported in the The Washington Afro-American the festival would be held in the spring or fall of 1976. However, the festival wasn't approved by the United Nation General Assembly until November 1976 and was … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Exhibited At The Second World Black & African Festival Of Arts & Culture In Nigeria 1977
On June 23 of 1962 Delilah W. Pierce and a group of business owners, educators, and clergy left for an organized trip outside of America. This trip took them to Holland, France, Italy, and Greece. After their Europe tour the group traveled to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Jerusalem, and a multi-country tour of Africa. Delilah’s sister … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Among The First Organized Group Of American Blacks To Travel To Ethiopia In 1962
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 … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce & Phi Delta Kappa’s Service Projects in 1952
President Harry Truman was the President of the United States from 1945 to 1953, a time of grand expectations in post WWII America. He succeeded President Franklin D. Roosevelt after he died. President Truman had big shoes to fill after President Roosevelt’s historic New Deal. One of those shoes to fill was America’s changing culture … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Helped In Fight For Federal Aid To Education Bill
Zita Cousens is the owner of the Cousen Rose Gallery located in Oak Bluffs, MA on the famed Circuit Avenue. Ms. Cousens was recently interviewed by the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. In her article she discusses how Delilah W. Pierce and her dear friend Lois Mailou Jones, artist were among the first exhibitors. Please read her … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Recent Martha’s Vineyard Magazine Article
As a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Delilah W. Pierce fought so that Washington, DC and all underserved school districts, including rural districts, could receive appropriate funding for public education. Learn more about the: District of Columbia Appropriation Bill For 1941 Hearings Before The Subcommittee Of The Committee On Appropriations United States Senate.
Delilah W. Pierce and her life with Joseph Pierce highlighted in The Afro American's column Pearlie's Prattle. Learn more by reading: Pearlie's Prattle.
According to The Afro American, Delilah W. Pierce was selected as the head of Phi Delta Kappa. Delilah was very active in her sorority and believed that education was the key to progress. Click to read the article: Phi Delts Select.