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 wasContinue reading “The African American Washington, DC Elite Celebrate The Holiday’s”
According to The Afro American, Delilah W. Pierce was selected as the head of Phi Delta Kappa. Delilah was very active in her sorority and believed that education was the key to progress. Click to read the article: Phi Delts Select.
In the December 26, 1957 issue of Jet Magazine Delilah W. Pierce helped promote Earl Hooks’ and James A. Porter’s painting and ceramic exhibit at Howard University. James A. Porter was the head of Howard’s art department at the time and the director of Howard’s art gallery. Mr. Porter would go on to receive theContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Helped Promote Hooks & Porter Exhibit At Howard University”
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.
Delilah W. Pierce spent the holiday season attending the conclave of the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, held in Chicago. It was promoted in The Afro American on January 9, 1937. Click to view: Delilah W. Pierce Attends Chicago Phi Delta Kappa Conclave.
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”
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”