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Ebony 6 hrs · Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was the first Black woman in the US to be awarded a PhD, and the first woman to be awarded her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (@PennLaw). She also served as the first President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. ‪#‎EbonyBHM‬

Vintage Delta Sigma Theta photo (Alpha Chi, TSU, 1945)

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Sweet Sadie…Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander That Is

Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, 1918 B.S. in Ed.; 1919 A.M.; 1921 Ph.D. in Economics; 1927, LL.B.; 1974, Hon. LL.D.

Soror Sadie T.M. Alexander was one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD. (economics) in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from theUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, and the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Elizabeth Hortense Golden Canady (August 18, 1927 - October 23, 2010) served as national president of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, 1983 - 1988. At age 16, she enrolled in Fisk University, where she met her husband. They were married on her 18th birthday prior to his deployment during WWII. She continued her education at Fisk and received a B.S. in zoology and received a masters degree from Michigan State. Her daughter Alexa Canady was the first African American woman to become a neurosurgeon.

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