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Today's Black Love History Lesson - "D9" Love
13 days ago·
13 days ago·
At the intersection of Black History Month and a month dedicated to love is the history of Black Love .
.Today's Black Love History Lesson | "D9" Love
Ahh, D9 Love! The nine historically Black Greek-lettered sororities and fraternities in the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) are affectionately referred to as the "Divine Nine (D9)". And when two members of these organization marry, we call that "D9" Love.
In 1923, Sadie T.M. Alexander (left) and Raymond Pace Alexander (right) married. They were a Philadelphia legal power-couple. Together, they set the world on fire - with their love and with their firsts! Dynamic alone but a force together!
Sadie was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the first African American woman admitted into the Pennsylvania Bar. Sadie T.M. Alexander served as the first National President of Delta Sigma Theta from 1919 to 1923.
Raymond, a Harvard trained attorney, served as judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. SRaymond Pace Alexander served Alpha Phi Alpha as First Vice President from 1922 to 1924.
[Shout out to the The University of Pennsylvania Digital Archive.]