31,000 ladies in Crimson and Cream took over The District Columbia this past week celebrating Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, 51st National Convention in celebration of its 100th anniversary. The events took place from July 11 – 17, 2013 at the Districts Convention center downtown. The week long special centennial celebratory activities that were held included: Deltas on the National Mall, welcome events, and entertainment. Along with these festivities the members will address:
• Issues related to the socioeconomic conditions impacting communities across the globe, especially the African diaspora
• Promoting political awareness and involvement through voter education, advocacy for health care reform and equal educational opportunities
• Physical and mental health challenges that continue to plague children and adults worldwide.
Special celebrity guest and events for the 100th celebration:
• Step Show
• Public Concert with Doug E. Fresh and Brandy on the National Mall
• Crimson Comedy Jam with Joey Torry, Delta Comedians – B-Phlat, Meshelle and Nnete
• Signature Gala with Roberta Flack, India Arie, Sweet Honey and the Rock, and Patti Labelle
• Ecumenical Service with Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie and Vashawn Mitchell
• Gospel concert with Yolanda Adams and Fred Hammond
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1913, by 22 students at Howard University, for the purpose of providing assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 250,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.