The Martinsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was chartered on November 27, 1951 under the name of Delta Lambda Chapter. There were eleven charter members and two initiates. They were: Geraldine G. Duarte, Sadye F. Baldwin, Marjorie E. McDaniel, Mary E. McDaniel, Addie C. Williams, Lula W. Johnson, Virgia B. Hobson, Margaret S. Carrington, Mattie D. Snead, Gertrude G. Edwards, and Geraldine Crocker. The two initiates were Letha T. Vickers and Marian L. Lightfoot.
Brenell Thomas – President
Cynthia Preston – Vice President
Cynthia Jeffress – Recording Secretary
Carolyn Hairston – Corresponding Secretary
Karyna Jones – Treasurer
Helen Reynolds – Financial Secretary