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Black Greek Organizations (1988)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-02-14

Duration: 00:27:08

Subjects: DILLARD UNIVERSITY | Historically black colleges and universities | HIGHER EDUCATION | African American Greek letter societies


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Noble, Angela Interviewee
  • Harris, Kimberly Interviewee
  • Freeman, John Interviewee
  • Hayles, Gary Interviewee
  • Guidry, Darrill Interviewee
  • Nixon, Shawn Interviewee
  • Young, Ira Interviewee
  • Perry, Tina Interviewee
  • Jones, Cassandra Interviewee
  • Williams, Paul Interviewee
  • Thomas, Rodney Interviewee
  • Foy, Deborah Interviewee
  • Nash, Linda Interviewee
  • Essex, Doveal A. Interviewee
  • Adams, Carol S. Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from February 14, 1988, focuses on Black Greek Organizations. Sonya Masingale visits Dillard University, a historically black college and university in New Orleans, Louisiana, and interviews Greek members about why they chose their particular fraternity or sorority. She interviews: Angela Noble, Delta Sigma Theta; Kimberly Harris, Delta Sigma Theta; John Freeman, Kappa Alpha Psi; Gary Hayles, Alpha Phi Alpha; Darrill Guidry, Alpha Phi Alpha; Shawn Nixon, Zeta Phi Beta; Ira Young, Phi Beta Sigma; Tina Perry, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Cassandra Jones, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Paul Williams, Kappa Alpha Psi; Rodney Thomas, Kappa Alpha Psi; Deborah Foy, Zeta advisor; and Linda Nash, Panhellenic advisor. Masingale also conducts an in-studio interview with Doveal A. Essex, past basileus, Gamma Eta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Carol S. Adams, the president of the Baton Rouge Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. They discuss: why they chose their sororities; the importance of community service and scholarship to Black Greek organizations; their graduate chapters; and their ongoing national and local programs.