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 importanceContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Hosted Phi Delta Kappa Meeting In The Gold Coast”
In 1964, president of the Atlantic City branch of Phi Delta Kappa, Delilah W. Pierce received a NAACP life membership for her service. The membership was given through the Atlantic City, NJ branch because Delilah was a past national president (basileus). The recognition of service was published in W E.B. Du Bios’ The Crisis, VolumeContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Received NAACP Life Membership For Phi Delta Kappa Service”
Delilah W. Pierce was a very active artist, curator, and educator. One of her talks was promoted in The Washingtonian Magazine in 1985. Learn More: The Washingtonian, Volume 20.
Delilah W. Pierce was not only an artist, she was an activist, educator and community leader. Ms. Pierce believed in supporting historically black institutions. She had exhibitions at the Howard University Gallery in 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, and 1976. Delilah W. Pierce’s Gay Head Cliffs is among their permanent collection. Visit the Howard University GalleryContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Among The Permanent Howard University Gallery Collection”
In 1971 Delilah W. Pierce gave a talk at the Harvard Club of Cape Cod (formerly Harvard Radcliffe Club of Cape Cod) in Hyannis, MA. Jet magazine featured her in their Remembrances From Oak Bluffs section. This was very big news in New England. Update 9/2019 – Great-great nephew Stephen McDow, made a second attempt to contact Harvard’sContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Gave A Talk To Harvard Radcliffe Club”
In 1995 Delilah W. Pierce’s art was featured in Gumbo YaYa. The editor is Leslie King-Hammond, Graduate Dean Emeritus at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and founding director of the Center For Race And Culture.