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.
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.
Grammy Award winning R&B singer Syleena Johnson is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
The talented singer Dionne Warwick is a Zeta woman.
Comedian Sheryl Underwood is a proud Zeta woman.
Towanda Braxton is a member of the Omicron Gamma chapter of Zeta Phi Beta.
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.
First round pick Camille Cooper of the 2001 WNBA draft for the Los Angeles Sparks is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
The late Esther Rolle was a Zeta Phi Beta sister. She’s most popularly known for her role as Florida Evans on Good Times.
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.
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 was best known for her single “Lovin’ You.” She was a Zeta Phi Beta member.
Grammy Award winning Sarah Vaughan is a world renowned Jazz singer known who was also a Zeta sister.