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.
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”
Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Collecting African American Art by Dr. Halima Taha and published by Crown Publishing Group in 1998. Learn more about: Collecting African American Art: works on paper and canvas.
Delilah W. Pierce helped expand the Black Arts Movement with her figurative and abstract paintings. Her art helped express the diversity within the black aesthetic, during a time where African Americans were exploring the idea of what it meant to be “BLACK” and how that related to the larger mainstream American culture. This was alsoContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Very Much Part Of Black Arts Movement: Expanding Black Identity Perceptions”
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”
The Barnett Aden Gallery, founded in 1943 by James Vernon Herring (1897-1969) and Alonzo Aden (1906-1961), was the first privately owned African American gallery in the United States. It was located in Washington, DC. Delilah W. Pierce held exhibitions their in 1958, 1959, and 1960 and was actively involved with The Barnett Aden Gallery. InContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce & The First African American Privately Owned Gallery In US”
On February 12, 1985 the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC hosted an exhibition and talk entitled: An Evening with Delilah W. Pierce, part of the Continuing Traditions: Festival of Afro-American Arts. The event was one hour long (6 pm to 7 pm). According to Mary Markey with the Smithsonian Institution Archives, “[We] can’tContinue reading “The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Hosted: An Evening with Delilah W. Pierce”
On September 12, 1950 Delilah W. Pierce was featured in an article highlighting the achievements of a Washington, DC business called The Ethical Prescription Pharmacy. The article was entitled One Million Prescriptions Under Same Ownership Is Proud Record. According to the article she was the first and one-millionth customer of the business, which began in 1929Continue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Helps A Great Depression Business Make History”
In 1983 the Washington Afro-American promoted the Smithsonian’s special event for Black History Month: The Black Artist in Wash, DC. Delilah W. Pierce demonstrated her art in this event held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. View the 1983 Washington Afro-America newspaper.
According to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Delilah W. Pierce was to exhibit at The National Women’s Caucus for Art – College Art Association’s Annual meeting in 1979. Emily Martin and Tritobia Benjamin were the co-curators. However, do to the lack of funding the exhibition was cancelled. Learn More: Artists’ files for exhibition ofContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce & Fellow Artists’ Files For Exhibition Of African-American Women Artists, 1969-1978”