Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Commonwealth of Virginia converged in Richmond Virginia from communities throughout the Commonwealth, for their annual Zeta Day at the Capitol and to honor their Trailblazing, Triumphant Sorority Sister, Yvonne Bond Miller.
The Honorable Yvonne Bond Miller shattered glass ceilings 40 years ago, when she took the oath of office to become the FIRST Black woman to serve in the House of Delegates, and later to become the FIRST Black woman to serve in the Senate. Yvonne Bond Miller began her education at Norfolk Division of Virginia State College (Norfolk State University), and completed her bachelor degree at Virginia State College in 1956 (Virginia State University), where she became a PROUD member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
On Thursday, February 1st, Honorable Yvonne Bond Miller’s legacy was celebrated in the General Assembly with Senate Joint Resolution 13.
The members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - Commonwealth of Virginia honored Yvonne Bond Miller’s powerful legacy by being engaged in committee meetings and advocating for issues involving Public Safety, Gun Violence, Education, Health & Wellness, Human Trafficking, and Domestic Violence. Some engagements included: A presentation by the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Winsome Sears, attending the Virginia Public Education Press Conference led by Delegates Rasoul and Simonds - and the leadership of Virginia’s Public Education organizations, a Public Safety committee meeting led by Delegate King, and a plethora of meetings with state legislators and staff.
"Zeta Day at the Capitol is not just an event; it is a powerful testament to the significance of unity, advocacy, and sisterhood. As we converge on the Capitol, we amplify our voices to shape policies, foster change, and champion the causes that matter most. It is a living testament to our commitment to social responsibility, civic engagement, and the enduring strength of the sisterhood in making a lasting impact on our communities and the world." - Mrs. La’Ketha D. Prioleau, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - Commonwealth of Virginia State Director
“Zeta Day at the Capitol: Honoring Yvonne Bond Miller” was hosted by Senator Angelia Williams Graves, and concluded with a welcome in the House of Delegates and Senate Galleries, followed by tours of the State Capitol, and a tour of the Maggie Lena Walker National Historic Site - Maggie Lena Walker was also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
About Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. The organization's principles, Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood, guide its members in uplifting communities and creating positive change. With a legacy of excellence, Zeta Phi Beta continues to impact lives through its diverse philanthropic efforts and dedication to empowering women worldwide.