The Gamma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. unveiled a brand-new exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center at 801 Waters St in downtown Tampa. The exhibit - A Journey Through 115 Years of Timeless Service and Sisterhood, commemorates the sorority’s anniversary.
The one-of-a-kind exhibit features photographs, documents, publications, and 3-D objects – all reflecting upon the rich history of servant leadership and charitable giving exemplified by the organization. The exhibit even features a never-before-seen photo of Phyllis Wheatley Waters, the designer of the coat of arms sitting at her desk drawing.
Another showpiece of the exhibit is the voiceover from 28th International President Carolyn House Stewart, Esq. Stewart, International Sorority’s first lawyer and a member of the Gamma Theta Omega chapter, reflects upon her 2010 administration, Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.
The curator of the exhibit, Mrs. Jada Wright Greene, during her opening remarks said, “It has been such a privilege to do this. It is such a blessing to pair the passion of my skill set in historical research and museums with the love of my Sorority.”
The exhibit will run through the end of March 2023, and then move to the archives of the Gamma Theta Omega Chapter led by Mrs. Tangela D. DuPree who reminded the audience of Founder Ethel Hedgemon’s words, “We have a torch, and we should use it to lighten everyone else’s darkness.”
The exhibit is open now thru March 2023. Tickets range from $12.95 - $16.95. For additional information on the exhibit, call 813-228-0097 or visit Tampabayhistorycenter.org.