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A Tribute Fitting a Founder BY KIMBERLY OFFORD Fer Marguerite Young Alexander Memorial Gardens in Northbrook, Ill. tion available while for others, therethat for some founders, there was anabundance of biographical informa-sorors of surrounding Illinois and In-diana Chapters assembled at Sunset nal resting place of Found-or more than 50 years, the lifeand fi remained a mystery to many mem- to pay tribute to her life and contri- was virtually nothing,” said Soror bers of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, butions to the Sorority. On this day, Scott. Inc. Through the research of Chica- unknown facts about the life of Soror As she dug deeper in her research, go Alumnae member, Soror Regina Alexander were revealed along with a Soror Scott’s journey ended on a bit- Scott, and efforts spearheaded by marker that would allow members to tersweet note when it was discovered the chapter’s Heritage and Archives forever pay tribute to her memory. that Soror Alexander’s fi nal resting Committee, the life of Soror Alexan- The quest to learn more about place was in an unmarked grave. “Af- der was rediscovered along with her Soror Alexander began for Soror ter visiting the cemetery, there was unmarked grave in a Chicago subur- Scott after her initiation into Delta no question in my mind that it was ban cemetery. Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 2007. our responsibility to honor Alexan- On Sept. 17, 2011, close to 150 “My interest stemmed from the fact der’s memory,” Soror Scott said. Members of Chicago Alumnae Chapter and sorors from surrounding Indiana and Illinois chapters sing the “Sweetheart Song” at the grave site of Founder Marguerite Young Alexander. 64 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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