Osceola Macarthy Adams

Actor from United States of America

Osceola Macarthy Adams (June 13, 1890 – November 20, 1983) was an American actress, drama teacher, director, and clothing designer. She was one of the 22 founders of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Born to a life insurance executive in Albany, Georgia, Macarthy was mixed with Caucasian, Native American, and African-American heritage. She attended schools in Albany, Georgia and then attended Fisk University's Preparatory School. Later, she attended Howard University, where she studied ancient Greek and philosophy. Macarthy was a part of Howard University's Class of 1913. She was also a leader in Howard's Dramatic Club. Macarthy was a part of organizing Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta was founded on January 13, 1913, at Howard University by twenty-two women who were former members of Alpha Kappa Alpha. After graduation, she along with fellow founder Marguerite Young Alexander helped to form a chapter in Chicago, Illinois. She also served as national treasurer. Delta Sigma Theta named an award in her honor, for members who contributed to the arts and drama. After graduating from Howard, Osceola married Numa P.G. Adams, a chemistry  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
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United States of America
PG Adams


Institution From To
Howard University


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Place of death
New York City

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