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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIION Ceentteenniiall Kiick-Off Soror Henderson gave credit to both of her fellow awardees for her success. “Sara Finney- Johnson and Vida Spears are such a big part of why I’m standing here.” Honorary member, Soror Daphne Maxwell Reid, was joined by her husband Timothy Reid, and her “Hollywood husband” James Avery to present the “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Danny Glover. When Danny Glover accepted the award, he reflected on the historical significance of celebrating 100 years in Delta. “When you think about 100 years of service, and I thought about the year of its formation. It was formed s24 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. four years after the Niagara Movement’s convention that led to the NAACP, a year after the South African Native National Congress. What was most important to me was the historical context of the formation of the organization. An extraordinary period in the century where we saw great movements building a change not only in this country but around the world,” said Glover. The evening included a surprise presentation by actor Keith David who serenaded the National President, Soror Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, by singing his rendition of “Unforgettable,” by Nat King Cole. The gala concluded with the lighting of the Delta Torch, officially kicking off the 22-city Delta Torch Tour. The evening ended in true Hollywood fashion as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority ushered in their Centennial year as they prepared for an eventful 2013. s National leadership celebrates an evening with the stars during the Hollywood Gala. PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): Soror T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, celebrity presenter; National President Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre; Soror Sheryl Lee Ralph, honorary member and co-chair, Commission on Arts and Letters; Soror Kym Whitley, celebrity presenter; and Rev. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, 22nd National President. PHOTO BY NYEMA VERNON Honorary member Suzzanne Douglas Cobb (LEFT) and actor Blair Underwood (RIGHT) present Dr. Carol Jordan-Harris with the “Community Impact” award. PHOTO BY NYEMA VERNON Grammy nominated songstress, Ledisi, performs during the Hollywood Gala. PHOTO BY NYEMA VERNON


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