The history of the Jabberwock !
The first Delta Jabberwock, an idea conceived by Soror Marion Conover of Boston’s Iota Chapter in 1925, began as a means of raising scholarship funds. This member of Iota Chapter presented a variety of performers who competed for monetary prizes. Thus, from this successful venture, Delta Sigma Theta’s Jabberwock event was born and became a part of Delta tradition.
Soon, Iota's annual production was adopted by chapters of the sorority throughout the country. Since that time, innumerable Jabberwocks have been produced by chapters in the United States and abroad. On December 28th, 1947, Jabberwock was formally adopted and copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta chapters have convened various organizations in the community for the express purpose of fostering positive relationships and providing an evening of fun and entertainment. The proceeds from Jabberwock are designated for scholarship and community projects. The Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. proudly announces our upcoming 2020 Jabberwock, a scholarship program for young ladies in 11th -12th grades.
Today, the Jabberwock is a biennial scholarship and personal development program with diverse and engaging cultural, educational and social activities to expand personal goals, self worth and self-esteem culminating with the crowning of one young lady as "Miss Jabberwock". Proceeds raised during Jabberwock will fund scholarships to all participants and community programs and projects.
Jabberwock Chair-Latoya Gordon Jabberwock Co-chair- Tammy Pippen