More than 40,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta, the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world, are expected to arrive in the District on Thursday, July 11, to help kick-off an eight-day convention celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary.
The predominately black sorority, whose more notable members included the late Shirley Chisholm, Ruby Dee Davis, and Dorothy I. Height, plan to hold various events in and around Washington, D.C., but the group’s primary venue will be the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest.
“The women of Delta Sigma Theta have been and remain a vital contributor to the success of our communities and a defender of rights of all people for 100 years,” said Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, the Delta’s national president.
“This convention is not only a momentous occasion for our organization, but a testament to the power of all women determined to change the world for the better and be a voice for the underprivileged and underserved,” Butler-McIntyre said.
During the convention, members plan to address issues related to the socioeconomic conditions impacting communities around the globe, particularly the African Diaspora, Delta officials said. READ ENTIRE STORY HERE