LITTLE MISS JABBERWOCK
In his immortal classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll created the character known as The Jabberwock. As the story unfolded, each year, The Jabberwock summoned all the members of his kingdom to put on a gala event. Similarly, Delta Sigma Theta’s “Miss Jabberwock Pageant” offers an evening of pageantry and entertainment.
This unique project started as a means of raising scholarship funds by a Boston, Massachusetts chapter in 1925 and it would soon become part of the Delta tradition. On December 28, 1947, the Jabberwock was formally adopted and copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Through the determination and persistence of our late Soror Carrie Hill Tatum, the Fredericksburg Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta launched and successfully produced its first Jabberwock in 1990.
Today, the Jabberwock is produced biennially, with the primary purpose of benefiting area high school students through the awarding of scholarships in our service areas of Stafford, Caroline, Spotsylvania, King George counties, and the City of Fredericksburg.