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George and according to local news articles, very active in several social and charity circles. On Dec. 3, 1954, Soror Alexander made her transition into Omega Omega Chapter at the age of 61. What began as one member’s quest for knowledge, ended as a day that would forever resonate in the hearts of every Delta assembled as they circled Soror Alexander’s grave to sing Delta Sigma Theta’s “Sweet- heart Song.” “It was a tremendous honor for Chicago Alumnae Chapter to be re- sponsible for such an historical mo- ment,” said Soror Taliva A. Tillman, Chicago Alumnae Chapter Presi- dent. “Taking part in this dedication causes each of us to refl ect on our On Sept. 17, 2011, a marker was placed on the grave of Founder Marguerite Young Alexander by the members of Chicago Alumnae and Lambda chapters. In late 2010, the Chicago Alumnae known that she worked as Chapter Heritage and Archives Com- a French and Spanish corre- mittee began the campaign to raise spondence secretary in Chi- funds for the purchase and mainte- cago and along with Founder nance of a marker in honor of Soror Osceola McCarthy Adams, Cover of program for the September 17, ledger dedication. Alexander. Close to $6,000 was col- was a charter member of lected from Sorority members at var- Lambda Chapter in 1921 at ious chapter events including their the University of Chicago. Through lo- purpose. Undoubtedly, the message Founders Day Luncheon. In March cal news, census and county records of this day is one that says we have a 2011, over 200 Lambda Chapter initi- and personal accounts, it is now responsibility continue the legacy of ates donated a portion of their 90th known that Soror Alexander taught our Founders.” Anniversary Celebration registration English at DuSable High School on the Indeed, Soror Marguerite Young to the effort as well. south side of Chicago. Alexander will now be remembered As anticipation grew, more in- Soror Alexander was a devoted with a tribute fi ▲ tting a founder. formation about Soror Alexander’s wife to Howard University alumnus, life began to surface. It was already Dr. Waldo E. Alexander, mother of 65 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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