Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 5 Pearls
Arizona Cleaver Stemmons
Born 1898 in Pike County, Missouri. She was educated in the public schools of Hannibal, Missouri. She attended Howard University and Pennsylvania School of Social Work for her Graduate Studies and Post graduate studies. Her first professional career resulted in teaching at the same Hannibal High School from which she graduated, inspired by Charles Robert Taylor and A. Langston Taylor, fraternity brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. The first and only constitutionally bound Greek Brother and Sister Greek Organization. Arizona encouraged the first group of young women to join her in creating Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
Founder Arizona Cleaver Stemmons’ triumphant life ended in March 1980, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fannie Pettis Watts
Born 1899 in Perry, Georgia. She attended the public schools in Savannah, Georgia. She then went on and continued her formal training at Georgia State College. She graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education Post-graduate studies in Social Work & Housing were pursued at New York University.
Founder Fannie Pettie Watts' triumphant life ended in 1995, Brooklyn New York
Born 1899 in Flushing, Ohio. Upon receiving her high school diploma, she matriculated at Howard University. She graduated from Howard University with a teaching degree and taught in Smithville, North Carolina. She also served as the Assistant Principal at the Cambridge High School in Cambridge, Maryland.
Founder Viola Tyler Goings' triumphant life ended in March 1983, in Springfield, Ohio
Pearl Anna Neal
Born 1900 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She excelled in music. Attended the Lincoln Academy in King's Mountain, North Carolina. She earned a Degree in Music at Howard University
Earned her Master's Degree in Music from Columbia University (New York) in 1938, becoming the first black woman in the state to earn this degree. She chose a career in the field of Education.
Founder Pearl Anna Neal's triumphant life ended in January 1978, in Charlotte, North Carolina
Blood sister to Viola Tyler, was born 1901in Flushing, Ohio. Upon receiving her high school diploma, she matriculated at Howard University. An Ohio teacher of mathematics and English for several years. She taught at the Annapolis High School in Maryland. She gave up teaching when she married Ross Faithful and raised two daughters, both of whom are Zetas.
Founder Myrtle Tyler Faithful's triumphant life ended on April 21, 1993, in Baltimore, Maryland