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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIION Founders Day Weekend Students from the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science pose with panelists after the mass communications career session. PHOTO BY LIBRA WHITE tional Council of Negro Women. A group of Delta volunteers transcribed s digitized recordings of early NCNW meetings. Among the distinguished voices included on the recordings are those of Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of NCNW and also an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, 10th National President of the Sorority and former chair and president emerita of NCNW. Working along with specialists from the National Park Service, sorors compared the recordings to typed drafts previously obtained by the NPS. The members were required to bring their own laptops to participate in this service project. s Lincoln Park—Held in honor of Founder Florence Letcher Toms at the site of the Mary McLeod Bethune statue, participants removed litter, cleaned playground equipment and scraped tape and fliers off bulletin boards and painted them. s Cardoza High School—Held in honor of Founder Jimmie Bugg Middleton, members sponsored a voter registration drive. s Central Union Mission Distribution Center—Held in honor of Founder Eliza P. Shippen, members organized and sorted clothing and food items for homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors and veterans. s Covenant House—Held in honor of Founder Marguerite Young Alexander. Volunteers at this site sorted donated items and provided tutoring services. s The Martin Luther King Jr. Library—Held in honor of Founder Osceola Macarthy Adams, allowed members to catalogue periodicals and provide other filing assistance to the library. s The Delta Health-a-palooza— Held in honor of Founder Madree Penn White, focused on health screenings, fitness demonstrations, mental health and stress management, healthy eating and cooking demonstrations. s Delta Towers—Held in honor of Founder Ethel Carr Watson, members visited senior citizens in the residential building built by the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter. With all the public service events taking place simultaneously around the city, it is safe to say that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Impact Day projects left an indelible imprint on the Howard University campus and the D.C. community at large. It also showed the community that although tens of thousands of members were in D.C. to celebrate the centennial, service is still a first priority in Delta Sigma Theta – even 100 years later. s 30 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Members join specialists from the National Park Service at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House to transcribe recordings of early meetings of the National Council of Negro Women. PICTURED FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Sorors Sharon Cannon, Allora Goode Cyrus, Melissa McDowell, Cecelia Armstrong; Back Row: Soror Charlene Vincent; Chief Ranger Margaret Miles; Kenneth Milam, park guide; Dr. Joy Kinnard, NPS District Regional Director. PHOTO BY SHARON CANNON


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