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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Founded January 16, 1920 • Howard University • Washington, D.C.

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 29, 2020
1. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker
Inscription.  
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded by: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings and Fannie Pettie Watts. The five founders were women who possessed modesty, strength of character and pride in academic excellence. These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for Black women and sought to establish an organization predicated on the precepts of:
• Scholarship • Service • Sisterhood • Finer Womanhood •

The Five Founders, Our Pearls, the pioneering women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, launched an organization that would cement lifelong friendships, set academic standards, transform communities through volunteer services and set precedents as its history unfolded in the Greek-letter world.

The Tyler Sisters Memorial was dedicated in memory of the very first legacy of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Sisters Myrtle and Viola Tyler both born on a farm outside Flushing, Ohio.

In Honor of Founder Myrtle Tyler Faithful & Founder Viola Tyler Goings
Dedicated
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 29, 2020
2. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker
back side of marker
on April 6, 2018 at Perrin Woods Park in Springfield, Ohio

 
Erected 2018 by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list.
 
Location. 39° 54.423′ N, 83° 49.071′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Southern Parkway and West Parkwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Southern Parkway. The marker is in Perrin Woods Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1605 Southern Pkwy, Springfield OH 45506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gammon House (approx. ¾ mile away); The George and Sarah Gammom House (approx. ¾ mile away); Robert C. Henry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Davey Moore Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Springfield City Hall Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oliver S. Kelly (approx. 1.1 miles away); City Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Esplanade/Fountain Square (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 29, 2020
3. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker
Full view of marker with a memorial bench for each of the Sisters
for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are additional markers about the history of Zeta Phi Beta.
 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 29, 2020
4. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker
Marker as seen from a distance with pavilion and benches
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 29, 2020
5. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marker
The crest of Zeta Phi Beta
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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