01/13/2013 01:17 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2013

Famous Members Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Happy Founders Day to the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.! Members of the historically black organization have swarmed the streets of the nation's capital celebrating 100 years of sisterhood and service.

Since the sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 on the Howard University campus, it has amassed a membership of over 250,000 esteemed and accomplished women. Many of these women are trailblazers in their industry and well-known famous faces in television, film and politics.

In honor of Delta Sigma Theta's centennial anniversary, we've compiled a list of famous members of the organization. From world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, to congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and journalist Soledad O'Brien, check out some of the fabulous ladies who represent the Crimson and Cream.

Famous Women Of Delta Sigma Theta
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