Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Founded January 16, 1920 Howard University Washington, D.C.
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:
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.
Erected 2018 by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 16, 1920.
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. Ύ mile away); The George and Sarah Gammom House (approx. Ύ 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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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 167 times since then and 78 times this year. 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.