Thursday, October 28, 2010

Texas Southern University Homecoming

As this weekend marks another TSU Homecoming, we thought this might be an interesting object to post--again, quite by accident, this turned up in an old newspaper clippings file. It's Jordan's acceptance letter to TSU, dated August 28, 1952. Imagine the changes that have occurred at TSU (and the world, for that matter) in the nearly 60 years since Jordan arrived on campus! In addition to Jordan's widely-renowned participation and accomplishments on the
TSU debate team (such as her win at Baylor's annual Forensic Tournament, left, in 1956; in the center is Jordan's debate coach Dr. Thomas Freeman, who is still teaching at TSU today), Jordan was also active with the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and maintained contacts with her sisters and the organization the rest of her life. We came across a link to a documentary about the founding of the sorority, called the "Black Sorority Project," and since Delta Sigma Theta was a part of Jordan's
time at TSU, we thought it deserved a look. Happy Homecoming to all you TSU Tigers both past and present!

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