Alberta O. Jones
Independent Black Voter Association
Our Triumphant Soror Alberta Odell Jones, a member of Eta Zeta, was an advocate for African American voters. She created the Independent Voters Association, and this association assisted 6,000 African Americans to register to vote. Sadly, on August 5, 1965, Alberta was murdered. Her murder remains unsolved.
To celebrate her life and legacy, we must continue to ensure African Americans vote. Lets make her proud.
Dr. Grace M. James
Eta Zeta Chapter Triumphant Soror Dr. Grace Marilyn James was an American pediatrician in Louisville, Kentucky. When she began practicing medicine in 1953, the hospitals in Louisville were racially segregated by law. At the University of Louisville School of Medicine she was the first African-American physician on the faculty.