Delilah W. Pierce led by example and was an advocate for lifting up underserved communities. That’s why she was a fierce supporter of The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. According to the Smithsonian Institution Archives: The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum opened on September 15, 1967, in the historic Carver Theater in Anacostia, Washington, DC, as a “store-front museum” … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce’s Artwork Featured In Exhibition 1974-75 At the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum-Smithsonian Institution
Pennsylvania State University graduate, Janet Gail Abbott, captured the struggles and successes in African American art history in her dissertation - The Barnett Aden Gallery: A Home For Diversity In A Segregated City. Delilah W. Pierce was mentioned for her support of the Barnett Aden Gallery.
In 2001 Delilah W. Pierce was included in Daniel J. Frye's African American Visual Artists: An Annotated Bibliography of Educational Resource Materials.
In 2009 the Smithsonian's American Art Museum added Delilah W. Pierce and her DC Waterfront, Maine Avenue piece to their permanent collection. If you are in Washington, DC go and visit her painting. Also see: The Smithsonian National Museum Of American Art Hosted An Evening With Delilah W. Pierce
Prior to 1970 African American's and their works were not catalogued in the Library of Congress, unless it was fiction. Dorothy B. Porter, bibliographer and curator, "who built the Moorland-Spingam Research Center at Howard University...and the first African American to graduate from Columbia University's library school," took on such a task. In 1970 Ms. Porter … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce & Husband Included in Library Of Congress’ The Negro In The United States
In 1996 Delilah W. Pierce's art was featured in Bearing Witness: Contemporary words by African American women artists. The book was published by Spelman College and Rizzoli International Publications. Jontyle Theresa Robinson and Maya Angelou are the authors.
Delilah W. Pierce’s husband, Joseph L. Pierce, was a man of distinction, integrity, and high pursuits during a very complex time in American history. Mr. Pierce’s career began in 1929 at the National Benefit Life Company in Philadelphia after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the first African American’s to be … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce’s Husband Joseph A Man Of Many Firsts – An African American of Excellence
Delilah W. Pierce attended the 1962 sorority luncheon celebrating founders' day. Members from 5 cities were in attendance. About Phi Delta Kappa Dr. Gladys Merrit Ross, Julia Asbury Barnes, Dr. Florence Steele Hunt, Dr. Gladys Cannon Nunery, Ella Wells Butler, Mildred Morris Williams, Edna McConnell and Marguerite Gross It was Palm Sunday, April 23, 1923, … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Participated In Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Luncheon 1962