The Five Pearls

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The Five Pearls

The Five Pearls

The Beloved Trailblazers of Zeta Phi Beta

Arizona Cleaver Stemons

Myrtle Tyler Faithful

Viola Tyler Goings

Fannie Pettie Watts

Pearl Anna Neal

-First president of the Alpha chapter and first grand basileus of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Born in Pike County Missouri.-Graduate and post graduate studies were in social work.-Case worker for the Philadelphis Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. -Became a juvenile court probation officer in Philadelphia. -Married James Stemons on June 1, 1928.-In charge of sunday school training class at St. Simon Cyrenian Church in Philadelphia. -Charter numerous undergradate and graduate chapters in throughout the U.S.-Life time member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Held membership with the Beta Delta Zeta in Philadephia, Pennysylvania.

-Second grand basileus of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Born in Flushing, Ohio.-Blood sister to founder Viola Tyler Goings-Undergraduate studies were in mathematics. -High school mathematics and english teacher in Ohio.-Taught Annapolis High School in Maryland for several years.-Had an active interest in community affairs.-Married Ross Faithful and raised two daughters; who are both Zetas.-Red Cross Volunteer- Active life member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter in Baltimore, Maryland.-One of the Incorporators of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

-Born in Flushing, Ohio-Gradauted from Howard University with a teaching degree and a major in math.-Taught in Smithville, North Carolina. -Became Assistant Prinicipal of Cambridge High School in Cambridge, Maryland.- Married Fred Goings and raised two sons and two daughters. -Two of her granddaugthers are Zetas.-After marrying Fred, founder Goings moved to Springfield, Ohio to pursue her teaching career. -Author of the Zeta Creed-Life member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

-Born in Perry, Georgia-Graduated from Howard University with a degree in Education.-Pursued postgraduate studies in social work and housing at New York University-Taught in junior and senior high schools in Savannah, Georgia.-Social Investigator for the department of social work in Brooklyn, N.Y.-Active member of Delta Alpha Zeta chapter in Brooklyn, N.Y.-She organized the Delta Alpha Zeta and Omicron Beta Chapters in Brooklyn, N.Y.-Married and raised two sons.-Life member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

-Born in Charlotte, North Carolina.-Graduated from Howard University’s School of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music-Neal continued her graduate studies at the Julliard School of Music and the Chicago Music Institute.-First African American woman in New York to earn a Master’s degree in music from Columbia University.-Served as the Director of seniors majoring in music at Teachers College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.-Awarded a lifetime membership to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in 1945 for her instrumental role in the sorority’s founding.-Founder Neal never married and no children.

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