LISLE, IL - JULY 22: The mother of Sandra Bland, Geneva Reed-Veal, left, sits with with attorney Cannon Lambert during a news conference at DuPage AME Church July 22, 2015 in Lisle, Illinois July 21, 2015. Sandra Bland found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail after she was found hanging from a plastic bag 3 days after she was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper officer for a traffic violation.

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Sandra Bland was also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho.

Sydney Scott
Apr, 04, 2016

This weekend Sandra Bland's mother was inducted into her late daughter's beloved sorority.

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Geneva Reed-Veal received a warm welcome into Sigma Gamma Rho and shared her feelings about becoming a member of her daughter's sorority.

"I am honored to be a part of the sisterhood, I can now finish out Sandy’s legacy. She loved the kids and education and now I can be an extended arm of that,” she stated about becoming a member."

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The sorority shared the moment on Instagram, stating:


"We welcome our newest members, Sorors Geneva Reed-Veal and Hannah Adair Bonner! Soror Reed-Veal is an activist, minister and mother of our late Soror Sandra Bland. Rev. Adair Bonner is an activist, author and speaker. #SGRho #SigmaGammaRho"

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Congrats on becoming a new member of Sigma Gamma Rho!

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