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CHAPTER NEWS A Sisterhood Called to ebrated African-American heritage and the symphonic melodies of Proj- ect STEP. These gifted youth show- cased their talents with an expert delivery and a warm melody. This activity took place in the Community Room at the Codman Square Library in Dorchester, Mass. ▲ Members of Charlotte Alumnae Chapter pride themselves on being stylish. Thus, it was no surprise that more than 100 sorors attended Hat- titude: Founders Day 2011, an event Pictured with members of the Albany (NY) Alumnae Chapter’s Arts and Letters Committee held on a chilly, yet sunny Saturday are Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Lynn Canton and winners of the Black History Month at the Marriott South Park Hotel in Creative Expression Contest. Charlotte, N.C. The brunch The Albany (NY) Alumnae Chap- throughout the honored the legacy ter honored 28 of New York State's month of February. of the late civil rights Capital Region's best and brightest Too Deep Enter- activist Dr. Dorothy students at a reception and awards tainment, a multi- I. Height, former program for the 15th Annual Black cultural performing National President History Month Creative Expression arts ensemble com- of Delta Sigma Theta Contest. The participants were rec- mitted to empower- Sorority, Inc. It is ognized for written or artistic entries ing and educating no secret that Dr. created after numerous hours of re- the community was Height was known search and preparation for the com- also featured dur- for donning fabulous petition. Each entry celebrated Black ing the program. hats that she loved. History Month by focusing on a per- The event was In fact, the musical son or event that changed the lives of held on Feb. 6, 2011 stage play "If This people of African descent in America at the Stephen and Hat Could Talk" and around the world. Harriet Myers Mid- Storyteller Valerie Tutson participates in is based on her Special guest Rep. Paul D. Tonko dle School in Alba- Boston Alumnae Chapter’s Afternoon of memoir "Open Wide from the 21st Congressional District ny, N.Y. ▲ African American Culture for Children the Freedom Gates." of New York mentioned that the annu- program. Sorors in al contest has become an important On Feb. 26, 2011, attendance gave part of lessons not only in black his- the Boston Alumnae Chapter positive feedback to the brunch, tory, but in self-confi sponsored an Afternoon of African including Soror Robin Burns. “My dence. Keynote speaker Lynn Canton, who was ap- American Culture for Children featur- most humble and moving moment, pointed in January 2010 by President ing acclaimed storyteller, Valerie Tut- that brought tears to my eyes, Obama as the region II administrator son and a children’s musical perfor- was when we stood in a circle to of the Department of Homeland Secu- mance by Project STEP. The chapter sing the Delta Hymn,” she says. “It rity/Federal Emergency Management has celebrated Black History month was beautiful because I could see Agency, agreed. with this program for more than 20 everyone in the room. This was my Each contestant was featured in years. Over 80 children and their fi rst Founders Day as a new soror a public service announcement on parents were amazed, tantalized and with lovely sorors of the Charlotte local television and radio stations mystifi Alumnae Chapter.” ed by storytelling which cel- 84 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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