The Heart and Soul of the Movement
The Influence of the “Divine 9”.
African-American historically Black Greek letter organizations have a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. This exhibit focuses on members of the “Divine 9” who helped create a culture of change and resistance that impacted the Civil Rights Movement in America.
Through original artifacts, students discover how the involvement of these students led to tangible social change. These organizations and their members played a significant role in the civil rights movement. Members of these organizations were often at the forefront of the movement, organizing protests, sit-ins, and other demonstrations to fight for racial equality.
Today, black Greek letter organizations continue to be an important part of African-American culture and community. The exhibit owners are both members of the Divine 9, Nia is a Silver Star (25 year) member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Morris is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The "Divine 9" Exhibit Experience