Edited by Azizi Powell
This pancocojams post documents the way that members of four historically Black Greek lettered sororities singing their sorority hymn or sweetheart song.
These historically Black Greek lettered organizations (given in alphabetically order) are Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
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These videos don't mean to imply that the body stance that is shown is always the way that members of these sororities always since their hymns or sweetheart songs. Also, in each organization, the body stance for sweetheart songs may be different than the body stance for the organization's national hymn.
This serves as a companion post to http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/11/videos-of-kkpsi-fratenrity-three.html "Videos Of KKPsi Fratenrity & Three Historically Black Greek Letter Fraternities Crossing Arms While Singing Their Fraternity Hymns".
My sense is that holding hands while singing these songs has the same intent and meaning as the crossed arm body stance that is done by a number of historically Black Greek letter organizations and the integrated honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.
I'm interested in identifying additional YouTube video links for arm stances for these featured fraternities and any links to YouTube videos of historically Black Greek letter sororities crossing arms.
Please add any links to these fraternities or sororities singing hymns in the comment section below. Thanks for your help in identifying these videos.
These videos are presented in chronological order based on the video's publishing date with the oldest video presented first.
Example #1: Sigma Gamma Rho singing sorority hymn.mpg
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freezezone1, Published on Aug 19, 2010
Sorority members sing Sigma Gamma Rho hymn following neo show. April 2010.
Description of the body stance while singing their hymn: The sorors (sorority members) stand in a circle and cross arms with the woman on either side.
Example #2: Delta Sigma Theta (Alpha Chapter) Presents: Tenacious 43 - Neo Show
Hu Reaction, Published on May 16, 2011
Description of the body stance while singing their hymn [from .05 to .46] : The sorors stand in a circle and hold their arms in the back of the woman standing on either side, while rhythmically moving to the beat of the song.
"neo" show = "neophyte" show- a show where new members of the sorority are introduced to the public.
Example #3: Zeta Phi Beta Hymn @ Scholarship Program
1concordiaselma, Published on Mar 20, 2012
Gamma Eta Zeta Chapter sing the sorority hymn at Scholarship Program
Description of the body stance while singing their hymn: The sorors hold the hand of the woman on either side.
Judging by the color suit that he's wearing, the man seated at the table who stood up and gestured for others to stand while the Zetas sung, is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. are the only historically Black Greek letter organizations that have a formal brother/sister relationship.
Example #4: AKA Wedding Serenade (Soror Scharona Grimsley-Dawkins)
Scharona Grimsley-Dawkins, Published on Sep 9, 2015
Beta Pi, Fall 1996; Kappa Pi Omega Chapter, Mu Sigma Omega, Beta Nu Omega, Lambda Zeta Omega, Mu Alpha, Theta Sigma
Description of the body stance while singing their hymn (beginning at 2:28 of this video): The sorors hold the hand of the woman on either side. The soror who is being serenaded (the bride) seats in a chair in the middle of the circle.
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