102 Years Of Sisterhood: Zeta Phi Beta's Noteworthy History And Iconic Members
The sorority was founded by 5 trailblazing Howard University students.
January 14, 2022 at 4:57 pm
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on Jan. 16, 1920, by five Howard University students: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, and Fannie Pettie Watts—aka the Five Pearls.
"From the Sorority's inception, the members of Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma have successfully collaborated on a variety of community service projects, shared national, regional, state and local activities and developed and enjoyed the bonds afforded a sisterhood and brotherhood with a shared purpose," reads the sorority's website.
"No other two organizations can boast of such a rich, mutually beneficial relationship that has resulted in a complete and comprehensive record of service to the men, women and children within our communities," the acknowledgment continues.
With over 125,000 members and 800 chapters throughout North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, several Zetas are in all professional areas. In honor of this sorority's Founders' Day, we've compiled a list of 7 Zetas who are in the public eye.
Happy Founders’ Day to our Finer Women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated! Today we celebrate 102 years of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood!
We are Finer!
— Zeta Phi Beta (@ZPHIBHQ) January 16, 2022