Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates 100 Years With Service

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(Memphis) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend by serving the community. Deltas fanned out all over the city to perform service projects. One group spent the day at the National Civil Rights Museum serving as volunteer hostesses. There were 13 different volunteer sites with at least 22 Delta members serving at each location.

"It was 1913, 100 years ago tomorrow, that our sorority was founded by 22 young women at Howard University. So, this is our day of service to pay homage to those 22 women who founded our sorority," said Deborah Harris, past president of the Memphis Alumnae Chapter.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on sisterhood and public service. Just 3 months after founding the organization, the 22 young college women from Howard University participated in the 1913 Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest Black Greek letter organization in the world.

Other locations were Memphis Delta's volunteered today including the Memphis Food Bank and Hope House, an organization that serves children affected by the HIV/ AIDS.