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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Chief Executive
School Superintendent

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cruises, The Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
3/15/1937
Birth Location:
Houston, Texas

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Chief Executive
School Superintendent

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cruises, The Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
3/15/1937
Birth Location:
Houston
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Biography

21st International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc., Faye Beverly Bryant (1982-1986) was born on March 15, 1937, in Houston, Texas. Under Bryant’s leadership, the theme of the AKA Sorority became P.O.W.E.R. During her tenure, Bryant also created the Alpha Kappa Alpha Connection, completed construction on the Sorority’s national headquarters and initiated the African Village Development Program in collaboration with Africare.

Bryant was initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at Howard University in 1955. After graduating from Howard University with her B.A. degree, Bryant returned to Houston and transferred her affiliation to the Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter of Houston in 1957. She went on to earn her M.A. degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Houston. In Houston, Bryant was instrumental in establishing the Epsilon Lambda Chapter at the University of Houston and worked as a teacher in the Houston Independent School District where the 18th International President of AKA Sorority, Ms. Mattelia B. Grays, served as Deputy Superintendent. After teaching at Booker T. Washington High School and serving as a counselor at Bellaire High School, Bryant worked as the Director of Magnet Schools for the Houston Independent School District. She was later hired as the Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources and the Deputy Superintendent for School Administration. She also served as Interim Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District.

In 1982, Bryant succeeded Barbara K. Phillips as International President of the AKA Sorority and Programs of service, Organizational impact, Women in global issues and Economic development and Renewal (P.O.W.E.R.) became the agenda for the Sorority. Bryant’s administration also sought to improve the communication with individual members by approving cluster meetings where AKA Sorority members from various chapters could convene. In addition, Bryant initiated a governmental relations team to represent the Sorority at various government affairs. Bryant added the Alpha Kappa Alpha Connection to the Sorority’s list of programs and registered new voters for the 1984 U.S. Presidential election. During her tenure, Bryant met with the Council of Presidents of the eight predominantly black Greek organizations and launched a drive to leverage the collective power of Greek organizations.

In 1998, Bryant became the first African American to serve as Deputy Superintendent for School Administration in the Houston Independent School District. In 2002, Bryant retired from the school board as Executive Deputy Superintendent after forty-two years of service.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Faye Beverly Bryant's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about her election as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her inspiration to run as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her vision for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls the inspiration behind her initiatives at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her vision to ensure the longevity of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about her tenure as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant reflects upon her leadership style
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her responsibility as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers former supreme basileus Marjorie Holloman Parker
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls the lessons she learned as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers the challenges she faced as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about impeding false information within Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant reflects upon her success as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant reflects upon her tenure as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her greatest moments as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant reflects upon her legacy as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes how she would like to be remembered as supreme basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes the legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant shares her hopes for the future of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes the greatest challenge for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes elements of a perfect sisterhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Faye Beverly Bryant shares her vision for the future of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her maternal grandmother
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her mother's personality
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her family life
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers the Fifth Ward neighborhood in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her father, Willie Bryant
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls joining the Girl Scouts of the United States of America
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her educational background
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her experiences at Blanche Kelso Bruce Elementary School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls attending E.O. Smith Middle School in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about her childhood aspirations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls attending Phillis Wheatley High School in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her high school rivalry with Jack Yates Senior High School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about her religious upbringing
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her high school influences
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her college aspirations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her social activities in high school
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Slating of Faye Beverly Bryant's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her train ride to Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her first impressions of Howard University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her professors at Howard University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her classmates at Howard University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, 1954
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls pledging Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s service projects
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her extracurricular activities at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers Lucy Diggs Slowe
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about her summer activities during college
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls the political climate in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her political influences at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers her college graduation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her experiences working for the Blue Triangle Branch, YWCA in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes the highlights of her tenure at the Blue Triangle Branch, YWCA
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls teaching at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes the high schools in the Houston Independent School District
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her curriculum at Booker T. Washington High School
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her role as a counselor at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers the Civil Rights Movement in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her challenges as a counselor at Bellaire High School
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her initiatives as a counselor at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers Superintendent Billy Reagan
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her appointment as director of the magnet school program for the Houston Independent School District
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about the magnet school program
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her work with the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about African American representation on the school board
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her position with the Houston Independent School District department of human services
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her role of deputy superintendent of instruction
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant remembers notable Texas politicians
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about the Houston Independent School District
  • Tape: 7 Story: 11 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls her role as deputy superintendent of administration
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about her POWER program at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s political involvement
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Faye Beverly Bryant recalls creating a government relations team for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her role as executive deputy superintendent of Houston Independent School District
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Faye Beverly Bryant talks about her challenges as executive deputy superintendent
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Faye Beverly Bryant reflects upon her career
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Faye Beverly Bryant reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 8 Story: 9 - Faye Beverly Bryant reflects upon her family
  • Tape: 8 Story: 10 - Faye Beverly Bryant describes how she would like to remembered