Soror Sadie T.M. Alexander was one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD. (economics) in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from theUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, and the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
First woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1964-1979), Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Howard University graduate (LLB 1947) Frankie Muse Freeman received the L.LD. on Charter Day in 2004.