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 herContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Recent Martha’s Vineyard Magazine Article”
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.
Reporter Louis Lautier, who, according the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, is known for being an advocate who successfully achieved integrating the Senate and House press galleries in 1947. Mr. Lautier covered the life of Delilah W. Pierce and highlighted her in his Afro American newspaper Capital Spotlight column. At the time Mr. LautierContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce & Her Connection To The First African American Admitted To The National Press Club”
Jet Magazine always dedicated a section to activities within the African American community around the country. In 1975 their June edition promoted an exhibit held by Georgette Seabrooke Powell and the DC Art Association. Delilah W. Pierce was one of the exhibitors. This exhibition was held to show the diversity within the African American visualContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Featured In Jet For Exhibition With Georgette Seabrooke Powell”
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”
In 1983 the Evan-Tibbs Collection published Richard Dempsey, Lois Jones, Delilah Pierce, James Porter, Alma Thomas, James Wells: Six Washington Masters. This book was thought to have revived the careers for many of the artists included in the book. Also See: The James A. Porter Colloquium
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 1980 Delilah W. Pierce’s painting Shorelife-Harborside was featured in Art Voices/South, volume 3.