Honoring Vivian Costroma Osborne Marsh (1897 - 1986) - Black History Month and Celebrating Women

February 23, 2021

Vivian Osborne was an alumna of the UC Berkeley Anthropology Masters program, having received her degree in 1922. Her master thesis was on "Types and Distribution of Negro Folklore in America".

In her time at Berkeley, and beyond, Vivian accomplished so much and was an activist and leader. Additionally, Vivian was one of the founders of the Kappa chapter, of the Delta Sigma Theta, one of the major African-American sororities. This year, Kappa celebrates its 100th anniversary!

Please read more about Vivian here: https://150w.berkeley.edu/vivian-costroma-osborne-marsh-1897-1986