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51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e Delta Sigma Theta Way JOURNAL Spring 2014 s27 On a warm Thursday morning July 11, 2013, sorors from around the world gathered on the steps of the Sorority’s National Head-quarters for one of the many events kicking-off the Soror-ity’s week-long 51st National Convention. A historic event for both Delta Sigma Theta and the District of Columbia, the event—the street renaming of the 1700 block of New Hamp-shire Avenue in northwest D.C. to “Delta Sigma Theta Way.” D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and members of the city coun-cil were on the steps for the announcement, along with 24th Na-tional President Cynthia M. A. Butler- McIntyre; executive committee mem-bers; Mona Humphries Bailey, 17th National President; Rev. Dr. Gwendo-lyn E. Boyd, 22nd National President; Dr. Louise A. Rice, 23rd National Pres-ident; Bishop Vashti Murphy McKen-zie, national chaplain; members of the National Executive Board; and National Headquarters staff. The evening proceeding the street unveiling, Bill 20-241, the “Del-ta Sigma Theta Inc. Act of 2013,” be-came official, designating the inter-section of 17th and New Hampshire Avenue in Ward 2 as Delta Sigma The-ta Way. Councilmember Jack Evans introduced the bill, helping to make this goal a reality for the Sorority. Following official remarks given by esteemed sorors and government officials in front of the headquarters, hundreds of sorors gathered at the intersection for the unveiling of the street sign. After the ceremonious unveiling, the National Headquarters staff led guided tours of the facility, giving sorors and guests the oppor-tunity to see the upgrades and “face-lift” to the National Headquarters building, and pose with a Delta Sigma Theta Way sign. s By Libra White Hundreds of members gather on the 1700 block of New Hampshire Ave. in Washington D.C. for the street’s renaming to Delta Sigma Theta Way. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Soror Cyn-thia M. A. Butler-McIntyre display the sign renaming the 1700 block of New Hampshire Ave. in D.C. to Delta Sigma Theta Way. PHOTO BY BERNADINE STA LLINGS


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