Community Impact

Delilah W. Pierce Among The First Organized Group Of American Blacks To Travel To Ethiopia In 1962

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

Delilah W. Pierce & Phi Delta Kappa’s Service Projects in 1952

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

Delilah W. Pierce Helped In Fight For Federal Aid To Education Bill

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

Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Recent Martha’s Vineyard Magazine Article

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

Delilah W. Pierce Participates In District of Columbia Appropriation Bill For 1941 Hearings Before The Subcommittee Of The Committee On Appropriations United States Senate

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.

In 1937 Phi Delta Kappa Selected Delilah W. Pierce As Head Of National Sorority

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.

Delilah W. Pierce Helped Promote Hooks & Porter Exhibit At Howard University

In the December 26, 1957 issue of Jet Magazine Delilah W. Pierce helped promote Earl Hooks' and James A. Porter’s painting and ceramic exhibit at Howard University. James A. Porter was the head of Howard's art department at the time and the director of Howard's art gallery. Mr. Porter would go on to receive the … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Helped Promote Hooks & Porter Exhibit At Howard University

Delilah W. Pierce Hosted Phi Delta Kappa Meeting In The Gold Coast

Delilah W. Pierce hosted a planning meeting of the Phi Delta Kappa sorority at her home in the Washington, DC Gold Coast – A nickname for the community of Washington, DC’s African American elite. At the time, the president was Mr. Olivia Henry, educator and fierce advocate for African American young people understanding the importance … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Hosted Phi Delta Kappa Meeting In The Gold Coast

Delilah W. Pierce Attends Fellow Phi Delta Kappa Member Surprise Baby Shower

The June 12, 1937 issue of The Afro American mentions Delilah W. Pierce as attending the surprise baby shower of Gladys S. Roberts.  Delilah was very active in the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority. Click to view: Ms. Gladys S. Roberts Surprised With Shower.