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Old 01-16-2003, 05:45 AM
TRUBLUBU2 TRUBLUBU2 is offline
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Talking In 1920, it all began...

...so I want to wish all of my savvy and spirited sorors of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a happy, dove-filled and blessed Founder's Day!

Cheers to the five who forsaw, crafted, and implemented eighty-three years of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and FINER WOMANHOOD !



"I said my sorors?"
"Yeah?"
"You're looking good today--"
"--but then a Zeta Lady looks good EV-ER-Y DAY!"



ZZZZZZzzzzzzz-PHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!
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Old 01-16-2003, 08:47 AM
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Happy Founders Day

To the bluetiful, finer women of the most dignified, illustrious sorority there ever was or will ever be.....

HAPPY FOUNDERS DAY!!!
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Old 01-16-2003, 08:55 AM
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83 years of Excellence....

Happy Founder's Day Sorors!!
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Old 01-16-2003, 09:04 AM
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HAPPY FOUNDER'S DAY TO THOSE OH SO FINER WOMAN OF THE ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INCORPORATED! 83 YEARS AND STILL LIVING THAT ROYAL BLUE AND PURE WHITE WAY


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Old 01-16-2003, 09:26 AM
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Happy Founder's Day to the Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta!
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Oh yes, I'm a SUPERWOMAN
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Old 01-16-2003, 09:35 AM
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HAPPY FOUNDER'S DAY SORORS!!!!!!!

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Old 01-16-2003, 09:50 AM
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Happy Founders Day Ladies of Z Phi B
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:25 AM
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January 16, 1920-- What a beautiful morning!

"The year was 1920. It was the start of the decade, shortly after World War One, and a time of great prosperity for the country. Women were called dames, dolls, or the cat's meow. At the beginning of the decade, women still wore long skirts but the "Roaring 20s" brought a new look of short skirts and smartly coiffed shorter hair. Racial tensions were high and quotas set for immigrants coming into America. The Klan was very active during this period. The Harlem Renaissance was acknowledged as the first important movement of black artists and writers in the US. On January 16, 1920, the Volstead Act became effective, heralding the start of Prohibition and on August 18th of the same year, Tennessee delivered the crucial 36th ratification necessary for the final adoption of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. The worst and longest economic recession to ever hit the United States would define the end of the decade-the Great Depression.

It was within this environment that Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie and Pearl Neal. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood. "

-- historical overview from www.ZPhiB1920.org

Today January 16, 2003, We the members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Innnnnncorporated! reflect and pay tribute to our Five Illustrious Pearls for being an example for others to follow! Love, peace and happiness to all of you, my dear Sorors on our very special day!

To our extended D-9 family, thank you for your well wishes!

Forever in Zeta,

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Old 01-16-2003, 11:45 AM
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Re: January 16, 1920-- What a beautiful morning!

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Originally posted by Finer Woman10-A-91
"The year was 1920. It was the start of the decade, shortly after World War One, and a time of great prosperity for the country. Women were called dames, dolls, or the cat's meow. At the beginning of the decade, women still wore long skirts but the "Roaring 20s" brought a new look of short skirts and smartly coiffed shorter hair. Racial tensions were high and quotas set for immigrants coming into America. The Klan was very active during this period. The Harlem Renaissance was acknowledged as the first important movement of black artists and writers in the US. On January 16, 1920, the Volstead Act became effective, heralding the start of Prohibition and on August 18th of the same year, Tennessee delivered the crucial 36th ratification necessary for the final adoption of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. The worst and longest economic recession to ever hit the United States would define the end of the decade-the Great Depression.

It was within this environment that Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie and Pearl Neal. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood. "

-- historical overview from www.ZPhiB1920.org

Today January 16, 2003, We the members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Innnnnncorporated! reflect and pay tribute to our Five Illustrious Pearls for being an example for others to follow! Love, peace and happiness to all of you, my dear Sorors on our very special day!

To our extended D-9 family, thank you for your well wishes!

Forever in Zeta,

10-A-91
Happy Founders DAy! BTW...I absolutely love the opening of your historical review. Putting the founding in context --from pop culture to political-- is great. Kudos to the writer!
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Old 01-16-2003, 12:00 PM
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Have a wonderful Founder's Day and many more Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc!
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Old 01-16-2003, 01:53 PM
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Happy Founders Day to my sister greeks of Zeta Phi Beta!
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Old 01-16-2003, 02:13 PM
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83 years ago 5 dynamic women blazed the path in which we are now so blessed to follow. They overcame many obstacles and had absolutely no idea of how GREAT this dear organization has truly become today. The road has been long and arduous. There were many times when others might have wanted to call it quits, but WE endure. The true Zeta woman will always endure for she is strong, determined, confident, graceful, and virtuous.
Zeta is now blazing new paths as we move to the forefront of the 21st century with this new administration. Many of our hopes and dreams for a greater sisterhood are being brought into fruition. I am both blessed and honored to be among the women in this great sisterhood. I am greatly excited that I have been given so many opportunities to serve it. Zeta Phi Beta IS THE WORLD's BEST SORORITY. It is with great pleasure that I say Happy
Founder's Day to all of my beloved Sorors worldwide.

Sweet Zeta Love,
Malika Jackson
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Old 01-16-2003, 03:06 PM
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Thumbs up To my royal blue and pure white sister sorors!

Happy Founders' Day to the sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Doing it since 1920 and beyond. Hats off to you for 83 years of sisterhood, service and finer womanhood. Wishing you many more! Much Greek love to my sister sorors of royal blue.

In Greekdom, BlackRHOyalty
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Old 01-16-2003, 04:08 PM
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A moment of reflection...

I posted this on the listserv, but since not all our Sorors are there...thanks to Elle, Malika and all my other Sorors who posted beautiful things today. Also thanks to the fellow greeks out there who also have wished our Sorority well.
-s.

On January 16, it is a good day for me to reflect upon
the organization to which I have provided years of
sweat, many tears and considerable money.

Zeta is so much more than a sorority, and so much more
than a community service organization, although she is
obviously both.

Zeta is more than a blue and white family-- a network
of women, men, youth and seniors, although it is
clearly a part of her charm.

Zeta is so much deeper than a call, a color scheme, a
symbol or a hand sign, although Zeta is recognizable
by all of these images.

Zeta is much more complex than being known as a group
of uncommon women sharing common goals, even though
Zeta women are renowned for our independence united in
sisterhood.

Zeta is an infrastructure and a belief system. She
provides to us a raison d'etre: a reason to be. She
illustrates principles by which we can live. She shows
us a higher way of thinking. She provides us our
friends, our family and even at times--our enemies.
Zeta has such a profound effect on our collective
lives that we have no choice but to be forever altered
from our former way of thinking or doing.

Zeta is not always easy. She is not always fair. She
is not always perfect. But her ideals, her goals and
her mission are forever timeless--and for that
precious gift my Sorors, we should always be grateful.

-shel
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Old 01-16-2003, 04:08 PM
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Happy Founders' Day to my blu-ti-ful Sorors!

With Sisterly Love,

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