15 Famous Zetas You Should Know

January 16, 2014  |  
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Happy Founder’s Day to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc! The ladies of blue and white were founded on January 16, 1920, at Howard University. The five founding members created a sisterhood that truly embraced scholarship, sisterly love, and a “noble concept of Finer Womanhood. Let’s check out some of the famous zetas who’ve been apart of this organization.

 

Bernette Johnson


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Bernette Johnson

Zeta sister Bernette Johnson is the first African-American woman to serve on the Louisiana Supreme Court. She’s also the first to become Chief Justice.

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Syleena Johnson

Grammy Award winning R&B singer Syleena Johnson is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

 Dionne Warwick


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 Dionne Warwick

The talented singer Dionne Warwick is a Zeta woman.

Sheryl Underwood

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Sheryl Underwood

Comedian Sheryl Underwood is a proud Zeta woman.

Towanda Braxton

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Towanda Braxton

Towanda Braxton is a member of the Omicron Gamma chapter of Zeta Phi Beta.

Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston

Author Zora Neale Hurston wrote tons of literature during the the Harlem Renaissance and is best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, and her sorority affiliation.

Autherine Lucy Foster

Autherine Lucy Foster was the first black student to attend the University of Alabama, which she did in 1956. She’s also a sister of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

 

Camille Cooper

First round pick Camille Cooper of the 2001 WNBA draft for the Los Angeles Sparks is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

 

Esther Rolle

The late Esther Rolle was a Zeta Phi Beta sister. She’s most popularly known for her role as Florida Evans on Good Times.

Evelyn Fields

Zeta sister Evelyn Fields is the first woman, and first African American, to hold the position  of Rear Admiral. She is also the  former director of the Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps Operations and the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps.  

 

Gwendolyn Brooks

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks was a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

 

Julia Carson

Zeta sister, Julia Carson Carson was the first woman and first African American to represent the 7th District. She was also the second African American woman elected to Congress from Indiana.

 

Lillian E. Fishburne

Lillian E. Fishburne was the first African-American woman to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta.

 

Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton was best known for her single  “Lovin’ You.” She was a Zeta Phi Beta member.

 

Sarah Vaughan

Grammy Award winning Sarah Vaughan is a world renowned Jazz singer known who was also a Zeta sister.

 

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