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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIION Ceentteenniiall Kiick-Off New Year, New Century: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Kicks-Off Centennial Year Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. sponsors a float in the annual 124th Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1. PHOTO BY HAY WOOD GALBREATH Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and approximately 84 million viewers across the country and internationally watched as the organization made history by becoming the first African- American women’s organization and the first Greek letter organization to sponsor a float in the annual 124th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Ca., Jan. 1, 2013. Sally Bixby, president of the Tournament of Roses, explained that the parade theme, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” taken from the title of a popular Dr. Seuss book, could be interpreted as a celebration of accomplishments and a call to action s20 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority perfectly embodies. The float’s theme, “Transforming Communities Through Sisterhood and Service,” articulated the Sorority’s commitment to public service that has been a common bond among women across the country for 100 years. The structure, By Dr. Valerie Wardlaw


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