Beta Zeta Charter Member: Rachael Guy Moore


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  • Dunbar High School
  • Howard University, A.B. 1925
  • Columbia University Teachers College, MA 1931

In 1916 the NAACP Drama Committee selected Angelina Weld Grimke’s anti-lynching play “Rachel” as the winner of a playwriting competition to protest D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation.” The play debuted at Miner Normal School in Washington, DC, with Rachael Guy Moore playing the title role.
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Beta Zeta Charter Member: Georgie Sheffey Johnson

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  • M Street High School
  • Miner Normal School
  • Howard University, A.B. 1923
  • Columbia University

Born in 1889, Georgie S. Johnson attended M Street High School in Washington, DC.  She received her training to teach from Miner Normal School and was appointed as a Mathematics instructor in the city’s public schools around 1906.  Desiring to further her education, she entered Howard University, completing an A.B. degree in 1923.   Continue reading