Arkansas Week of Black History
In celebration of Black History Month, each state in the SUPER Southwestern Region will be featured. #SWALOT #SGRhoSWRegion Arkansas February 1st-7th Louisiana February 8th-14th Oklahoma February 15th-21st Texas February 22nd-28th
Ralph W. Armstrong collected images of African-Americans during the postwar era in Little Rock, Arkansas. Beautiful Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 1961 were one of the photos taken. Past Grand Basileus Parham with Theta Sigma officers planned a phenomenal 20th Boule in Little Rock, Arkansas, August 16-20, 1949. A "Sigma Platform" was revealed and Sorors were ready to fulfill. 20th Boule in Little Rock, Arkansas 8th Past Grand Basileus Edna M. Douglas 8th Past Grand Basileus Edna M. Douglas "This New Day" in which we live is a critical time for our race, our country and the entire world. It is really a period of perpetual crisis and individual frustration." - 8th Past Grand Basileus Edna M. Douglas She challenged Sorors to assume their responsibility in shaping and guiding young people. Past Grand Basileus Douglas was a charter member of Theta Sigma Chapter in Little Rock, Arkansas established March 8, 1935. This Distinguished Sigma served in many capacities. Grand Basileus 1954-1959 First Grand Anti-Basileus 1952-1954 Second Grand Anti-Basileus 1948-1952 Sigma's Blanche Edwards Award winner 1952 1st Negro Member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Little Rock Young Women's Christian Association 1st Negro Member of the Board of Trustees of the A.M.& N College (appointed by Gov. Cherry) Past President of Pan-Hellenic Council Member of the Francis Harper Charity Club President of he Y.W.C.A. Board of Directors Chairman of Health Committee of the Urban League 1st President of Classroom Teachers Association of Little Rock Chairman of Dunbar High School Science Department Awarded the 1st Ford Foundations Fellowship 1st Award in Arkansas for Secondary School Teachers Residence Hall No. 2 named the Edna Douglas Hall at A.M. & N. College Named Scholars in Portraits in Color Member of an African Study Tour The SUPER Southwestern Region applauds the Sorors of Arkansas! They continue to make an impact through events that service and galvanize the community at large. History was made on August 2, 2013! Lambda Phi Sigma of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was chartered by five (5) dynamic leaders: Soror J'onnelle Colbert-Diaz, Soror Charisa Burkhead, Soror Javannah Hinton, Soror Jestin Thomas and Soror Leora Jackson. Let's continue making history through "Greater Service, Greater Progress CHECKOUT out our SUPER Southwestern Undergraduates! The Ambitious Alpha Xi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. was chartered on April 19, 1941 on Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. The 1st picture is in the first year book published in 1942. In 2014, they continue to execute a National Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive and an American Red Cross Blood Drive. They dedicated the drive to two Philander students that are currently living with sickle cell anemia. 22 units of blood were donated and approximately 66 lives were saved! 73 1/2 years Sigma Strong and counting...... Alpha Xi Chapter, Little Rock, AR Arkansas is ON THE MOVE! We were ready to shine, ready to be different, ready to bring a breath of fresh air back to campus - UCAGreeks Blog. The Oh So Fly Lambda Xi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway makes an impact on campus with every step they make. Chartered April 5, 1991. Lambda Xi Chapter, Conway AR Sigma makes HISTORY! Kappa Xi Sigma Chapter in Conway, Arkansas were the 2012 Mini-Grant recipient for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and Arkansas SIDS Outreach Project ($2,000). This chapter is proud to be a part of SISTERS UNITED--a historic initiative by the Arkansas Department of Health to bring together the four NPHC sororities to help reduce infant mortality in their state. Excellent way to make an impact in our communities.