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52nd National Convention C O V E R A G E s44 U.S. Attorney General Calls on Deltas to Continue the Fight for Civil Rights and Social Justice BY SHANTÉ MORGAN-DURISSEAU U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, the first African-Ameri-can woman to serve as the na-tion’s top law enforcement official and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, called on sorors to continue to fight for civ-il rights and social justice. Speaking to a room packed with thousands of Deltas and guests at the George R. Brown Convention Center July 27 at the Social Action Luncheon during the 52nd National Convention, Lynch recognized the Sorority’s long history of social action. From the Founders participation in the wom-en’s suffrage march to 10th National President Dr. Dorothy I. Height’s lead-ership in the civil rights movement to Soror Shirley Chisholm’s success as the first African-American woman elected to Congress, Delta has been at the forefront. “The world has seen the power of Delta—and now is the time to har-ness that voice, to use it for social ac-tion and to advance social justice,” Lynch said. “In this season of difficul-ty and hope, to raise our collective voice and make ourselves heard.” Attorney General Lynch said one of her top priorities is dealing with “the epidemic of mistrust between citizens and law enforcement.” She said change will not be easy. “As I look around this hall, at so many extraordinary, inspirational U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gives the keynote address during the Social Action Luncheon. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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