Alexandra Apostolides Sonenfeld: Penelope’s First Daughter

November 16 marked the 88th anniversary of the Daughters of Penelope.

Unlike many other events in Greek-American history the founder and the founding of the Daughters is fairly well documented. Aside from what can be gathered from Greek-American sources, the Congressional Record offers extremely detailed accounts on both the Daughters and its founder, Alexandra Apostolides Sonenfeld.

Those accounts not only supply us with information on Sonenfeld’s considerable public accomplishments but simultaneously offer a specific example of how Americans present the public service …

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