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Hannah Patterson 1st African American Elected President of University Of Alabama Sorority

Sigma Delta Tau, a historically Jewish sorority in Alabama has elected its first Black president, Hannah Patterson (pictured), according to WSFA 12.  Sigma Delta Tau placed Patterson in the position last week, only a year after she joined the sorority. Patterson, who bonded with the other women and is one of only three Black members, denied race was a factor in her election.

“I just did it because I wanted to help my sorority. The girls voted for me because they saw my leadership skills and everything. I guess that was kind of a coincidence. But I didn’t think they looked at my race,” she said.  Speaking with the Huffington Post, Patterson added, “I never saw color or race or ethnicity. It’s never been in the front of my mind. I tried to never let it hinder anything I did or judge people on that. I guess I never really thought about, Oh, I’m the first African American that has been president. I’m just excited for my term and to see where my chapter has gone and where it is going to go.”  Patterson’s sorority sisters  said her active work in the group, not her background, factored in to her winning. Continue reading “Hannah Patterson 1st African American Elected President of University Of Alabama Sorority”