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Delta Sigma Theta Reenacts Women’s Suffrage March

By//Jessica Paris

As part of their year-long centennial celebration, the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta will be painting Washington, DC red this coming Sunday when they commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sorority’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913. Members from all over the country will gather in the nation’s capitol to reenact the march down Pennsylvania Avenue, in which DST’s twenty-two founders boldly protested for women’s voting rights and completed their first official public act of service.

Delta Sigma Theta's 22 Founders. Photo  courtesy of deltasigmatheta.org

Painting of Delta Sigma Theta’s 22 Founders. Photo courtesy of deltasigmatheta.org

At that time, DST was the only black female organization in attendance. Now 100 years later, the sorority is inviting other organizations to join in the celebration as they retrace the footsteps of their founders’ 3-mile march for women’s equality from the Capitol to the White House.

Organizations interested in participating can visit http://www.deltasigmatheta.org to register their groups and register for bus parking permits. For general inquiries or requests for additional information, send emails to: DSTsuffragemarch@deltasigmatheta.org. You can also find out more about this weekend’s events via social media here:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dstinc1913
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dstinc1913
Hashtags for Twitter and Instagram: #DTS100 and #DTA100March