A Lovers' Stroll…A Legacy Begins / Constitutionally Bound
"We a group of college women organized as a sister group to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, do hereby bind ourselves together for the purpose of…" making it the only constitutionally bound brother and sister Black Greek-Letter Organization.
After graduation, although Charles lived in Kentucky and Arizona returned to her hometown, Hannibal, Missouri for some years before settling down in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, they maintained a lifelong bond that had started with the founding of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Brother Charles Robert Samuel Taylor and Founder A. Langston Taylor of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. ignited an undeniable spark and Founders Arizona Cleaver, Pearl Neal, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler and Fannie Pettie fueled a legacy of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood by their creation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
A lovers' stroll
Written by Mary Breaux Wright
24th International President
Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, International Centennial President, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Michael E. Cristal, International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Zeta Centennial Celebration
34th International President
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated
Valerie Hollingsworth Baker
International Centennial President
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte • 20th International President & Centennial Commission Chair
Kim D. Sawyer • Centennial Commission Vice Chair
Erected 2020 by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 9, 1914.
Location. 38° 55.377′ N, 77° 1.093′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street Northwest and McMillan Drive NorthwestTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Howard Pl NW, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centennial Year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (about 400 feet away); Founders Library and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (about 400 feet away); Fortitude (about 600 feet away); Day of Honor 2000 (about 700 feet away); Phi Beta Sigma (about 700 feet away); Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (about 700 feet away); Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 1,180 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.