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52nd National Convention C O V E R A G E EDUCAT O R S : s38 Heroes and Heroines without the Cape DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. BY BELETRA THOMAS When we hear the word “hero,” images of Won-der Woman or Superman might come to mind. For the mem-bers of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. the heroines and heroes of the day are those women and men who often don’t receive the credit they deserve—Educators. Delta Sigma Theta sought to turn an often thankless job into one of reverence when organizers of its 52nd National Convention desig-nated the Sorority’s Public Meeting as a time to duly honor educators and thought-leaders. Upholding the theme, “A Tribute to Educators,” del-egates and members of the nine orga-nizations of the National Pan-Hellen-ic Council gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston July 26. U.S. Representative James E. Cly-burn (D-SC) delivered a powerful key-note address for the occasion as he reflected upon his early professional career as a public school teacher. “Every day that I go to work in Washington, I keep in mind those ex-periences I had in the classroom,” said Clyburn. During his address, Clyburn ex-pressed his appreciation for educa- Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) addresses the membership during the Public Meeting at the 52nd National Convention. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER


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