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Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375708-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7570-8
... challenges girls faced in providing for their families economically and remaining committed to their educational goals. The chapter also examines the way African American girls were captured in three responses to the Depression. The chapter features the work of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s vocational...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012658-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
... usual rituals was already established. I seemed to be the only girl from that social set who didn t come out that year. A year later at college, the expected bids to join the two nationwide black sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta, came in. Even though my sister had been president of...
Published: 30 October 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
... already established. I seemed to be the only girl from that social set who didn t come out that year. A year later at college, the expected bids to join the two nationwide black sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta, came in. Even though my sister had been president of the Boston chapter of...
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012504-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1250-4
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012955-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1295-5
.... Duke s female Black students felt especially vulnerable in the face of the overt hostility they encountered from some segments of the campus. We needed the brothers to literally escort us to the basketball games to protect us from the racial slurs that effused from the [Kappa Alphas] as we walked by...
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012955-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1295-5
... Duke Chronicle reported, including members of the Young Americans for Freedom, were said to be considering direct action against the blacks, possibly including an invasion of the occupied building. Other students who opposed the takeover, including members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, were...
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012955-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1295-5
... as a hobby for the school s coeds at Hope Valley Country Club. In 1931 the club was the site for Kappa Kappa Gamma s sorority social and Delta Delta Delta s installation ceremony. At least as early as 1932, the Duke golf team used Hope Valley s golf course for practice and tournaments. Over the years...
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012955-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1295-5
... fraternities and two sororities on the Duke campus had clauses in their national constitutions prohibiting Black students from joining. The constitution of the Kappa Alpha Order, for example, provided that no in- fidel; no person of the religion of a Jew; no person of African or Oriental 14 Chapter one...