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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members enjoy Founders Day in Washington, D.C.

Sat., Jan. 12, 2013 8:15 AM EDT
by Yvette Caslin

To the amazement of many Washingtonians going about their everyday activities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Centennial Celebration is in full swing. Nearly 14,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have convened in downtown Washington, D.C. for their Founders Day weekend activities that included a visit from the Honorable Vincent C. Gray, mayor of Washington, D.C., at the Welcome Event.

The dedicated members of the public service organization took a caravan to Manhattan, N.Y. to appear on both the “Today” show and “Good Morning America.” “Wonderful, outstanding, once in a lifetime – 100 years what can I say,” offers Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, the sorority’s national president.

On Friday, Jan. 11, thousands of members visited Howard University, where the the first chapter, Alpha Chapter, was established by 22 founders.  The day “of impact” included public service projects including feeding the homeless, singing traditional songs in the courtyard near the Fortitude sculpture, art exhibits, vendors, food and more.

The sorority’s executive board and administration at Howard University agree that the two institutions are “Inextricably intertwined.”

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