Pennant for the Zeta Phi Beta sorority's 45th Boulé

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920
Medium
felt
Dimensions
H x W: 6 13/16 × 21 × 1/8 in. (17.3 × 53.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type
pennants
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1965
Description
A Zeta Phi Beta Sorority felt pennant. This triangular shaped pennant is a faded royal blue on the front. It has a white stripe along the one short straight edge, and white lettering that reads "ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY Inc. / 45th Boule/ July 11-16, 1965/ the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City." To the left of the letters is the sorority crest. This depicts a shield shape with fourteen rays emanating from the top. The shield itself is divided into three fields. The two outermost fields show lit torches, while the middle field shows the three Greek letters of the sorority, under three stars, and over an open book with the date 1920. There are two blue felt strings attached to the white strip along the short side of the pennant.
Topic
African American
Education
Sororities
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kevin A. Christian
Object number
2014.74.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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