Community Impact

Delilah W. Pierce Natural Perspective

Press Release For Immediate Release College Park, MD August 20, 2015 - Beginning September 27, 2015 Delilah W. Pierce Natural Perspective opens at the University of Maryland University College Arts Program Gallery. The show runs to January 3, 2016. On November 8, 2015, from 3 pm to 5 pm, there will be a panel discussion … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Natural Perspective

Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned in Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Delilah W. Pierce is mentioned in Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era. In the chapter about close friend, Lois Mailou Jones, artist, it was said that it was her membership in The District of Columbia Art Association (DCAA) that, "provided long-standing bonds with such artists as Delilah W. Pierce, Peter L. Robinson Jr...and Alma Thomas." … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned in Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Delilah W. Pierce in Smithsonian Year: Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year Ended September 30

Delilah W. Pierce was very involved with the Smithsonian Institution throughout her life. In 1992 Delilah was published in: Delilah W. Pierce in Smithsonian Year: Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year Ended September 30.  The author was the Smithsonian Institution and was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1992.  Related Information: … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce in Smithsonian Year: Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year Ended September 30

Delilah W. Pierce & Joseph Pierce Attend National Council of Negro Women Puerto Rico Send Off Party On August 25, 1979

Delilah W. and Joseph Pierce were fierce advocates for social and economic empowerment in the United States and around the world. On August 25, 1979 they both attended a party at the home of local Washington, DC artist S. Bruce Brown. The party was to support the National Council of Negro Women’s efforts to help … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce & Joseph Pierce Attend National Council of Negro Women Puerto Rico Send Off Party On August 25, 1979

The African American Washington, DC Elite Celebrate The Holiday’s

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

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 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

Delilah W. Pierce Exhibited At The Second World Black & African Festival Of Arts & Culture In Nigeria 1977

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

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