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.


Recording #11: Soror Alicia McCord-Estes and her daughter, Soror Alena Conley, share memories of being involved with
the East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter from the early years when Alena grew up being part of the Chapter’s
programs for children to becoming a Delta herself. Listen and get to know these sorors as they chat about how being
a Delta and being involved in the EP/CP Chapter has impacted their lives.

Recording #10: Sorors Georgiana Bolden and Saundra Burgess share some significant history about EP/CP’s early beginnings with strategic partners in our service community. Listen and get to know these sorors as they share their involvement and contributions to the Chapter over the years.



Recording #9: Listen to the recording from Soror Deborah Herring as she talks about her Delta journey of being initiated into the Sisterhood on the same day date that the East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter was charted, December 1, 1979.

Recording #8: Soror Angela Odom shares her Delta story starting in Mississippi, highlighting her journey along with her ten (10)
line sisters. Get to know Soror Angela including her involvement in Delta while serving in the military.

Recording #7: Toni Ward and Bridget Harris
Listen to Toni Ward and Bridget Harris, homegirls from the New Orleans, Louisiana, who met in the EP/CP Chapter
who became Mentor and mentees in the LEAD Program. They discuss growing up and their inspirations to join the

Recording #6: Sorors Alissa Terrell and Sondra Lemons-Smith chat about their fondest memories of becoming Deltas and how
their bond has expanded to a closer friendship as “running buddies”.

Recording #5: Soror Cheryl Rousseau and her husband, Fayette County Commissioner Charles Rousseau, discuss East
Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter’s social action involvement in Fayette County.

Recording #4:  In celebration of their Delta Anniversary, Sorors Lea Brooks and Jasmine Hardaway, 2017 initiates of EP/CP and longtime friends and colleagues talk about their friendship and the coincidence of joining the sorority together.

Recording #3: Past EP/CP Chapter Presidents Paula Snowden and Sabrina Polote discuss memorable moments of true sisterhood and their legacies during their presidential administrations.

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. 

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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!