Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Calls for their Members to Protest Through Social Action

Zeta Phi Beta, a historic African American sorority, has broken ranks with other national women's groupsand is actively encouraging its members to engage in protest of the Michael Brown verdict through social action. The organization, Zeta Phi Beta, has cited its role as a "action-oriented, conscious-minded" entity throughout U.S. civil rights history. Thousands of members nationwide have flanked protests wearing their "letters" and have become actively involved in social media campaigns using the #RealZetas and #BlackLivesMatter hashtags. Member participation was encouraged through a national announcement to its members from the sorority's president.

We recognize that the events surrounding the senseless killing of African-American boys and men in U.S. cities, both near and far, point to a series of systemic issues that exist in our communities. While we cannot change the past, we can and will create a better tomorrow. Our children and our communities deserve to live without fear...To my sorors, let’s show the world what women driven by purpose can do to drive life-saving change. Get involved and get engaged – because all lives matter.

This comes after correspondence from the oldest Black sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta, urged members not to protest in their paraphernalia.

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