DREF celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey 1930-2024

20th National President Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Dr. Roddey was a dynamic teacher, researcher and leader in the field of Africana Studies. She was supportive of the mission and work of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation. On June 10, 2023, Dr. Roddey’s 93rd birthday, the DREF Sister Scholars Advisory Council was honored to host a birthday celebration and virtual book discussion of Bertha Maxwell Roddey: A Modern Day Race Woman and the Power of Black Leadership, written by Dr. Sonya Y. Ramsey.

We are grateful to Dr. Maxwell Roddey for her lifetime of work of educating and uplifting our community. Her legacy will live on as DREF continues to support scholastic achievement, public service programs, and research initiatives that create possibilities and improve lives.

** You may view the virtual book discussion and 93rd birthday celebration for Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey on the DREF YouTube channel. View here: