The Griot Project

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter, the Arts and Letters Committee invites you to listen to recordings of members Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as they share stories in conversations and interviews of their involvement in the sorority.  The Griot Project was the call to members of East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter to chronicle the Chapter’s nearly 40 years of sisterhood and service. In West African culture the griot told stories orally to pass down the history, beliefs and tradition of the tribe. With this custom in mind, the Arts & Letters Committee engaged in the art of storytelling with a focus on listening to and preserving stories of our love of Delta and EP/CP.

In February 2018, we partnered with StoryCorps, an organization guided by the mantra that “everyone’s story matters”, served as inspiration for the Griot Project. Through this partnership, our recorded stories connect our ranks across generations and experiences, to reveal how our love for Delta has manifested in our lives, actions and aspirations.

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Recording #2: EP/CP Chapter President Debra Bunkley and Soror Carmen Richardson have an emotional discussion about their initiation into DST.  It includes some honest teachable moments about being a Delta and serving in leadership roles. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lkxRfXjTi4SB78dsmbkWyOMhbtU6lfT4 

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Recording #1:  Sorors Carla Norman Davis and Carla Ross, members of the first two lines initiated in the EP/CP Chapter, discuss their memories of being initiated in the Chapter. Carla 1 and Carla 2, as they are affectionately called,  have remained close sisters for these 35 years. What a blessed relationship! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bb9TBcim_7pEyYCWyZKoRLzEUmRUINOD