Monroe Underground Podcast

Two Delta Chapters spark reflection on area splits

May 5, 2019

The headline of a two-page photo spread in the May 4, 2019 edition read, "The new members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority." It was a simple headline we thought, but it brought to light that there are two Delta Chapters, two Alpha Kappa Chapters, 150 Black Churches, five Police Departments, two school districts, three Baptist Associations, ten National Baptist Conventions,  and two Baptist State Conventions all exist because of splits many years ago. Most of the people who caused the splits are dead or either senior citizens. Is this generation stepping into the same divisions spawned by their elders? That's the subject of the podcast this week.