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Two of Delta Sigma Theta’s Former National Presidents Pass Away The Day Before Their 105th Founders’ Day

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The Black fraternity and sorority community is currently mourning the loss of two of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s former National President’s, Frankie Muse Freeman, Esq. and Mona Humphries Bailey. Both women passed away Friday, the day before the sorority’s 105th anniversary.

Two separate statements were issued by the sorority and posted publicly on the sorority’s national website.

The statements which were issued by Delta Sigma Theta’s current National President and CEO, Beverly E. Smith detail that both women transitioned surrounded by loved ones.

Here is the statement they released for Frankie Muse Freeman, Esquire, the American civil rights attorney, first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and the 14th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Here is the statement they released for Mona Humphries, who served as the 17th National President of the sorority from August 1979 to August 1983.

We at Watch The Yard, out of respect for the individual lives of both women and their long lists of achievements have written two individual articles about them. For Frankie Muse Freeman, Esquire’s article click here and for Mona Humphries Bailey’s article, click here.

After hearing of the passing of two of the sorority’s National Presidents on the same day, hundreds of people in the Black fraternity and sorority community took to social media to reach out and express their condolences and honor their lives and service.

Here are a few of their posts:

We ask that you keep the families, friends and sorority sisters of both women in your thoughts. We also ask that you leave your condolences and memories of them so that their families can see how much they meant to all of us.

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