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Madison (MS) County Alumnae Chapter’s 2011 Delta Mother of the Year and Dr. Paulette Walker, national fi (CENTER), rst vice president with fi nalists at the A Morning with Minerva event. chapter members down a red carpet Members of the Mississippi Gulf pation did not prepare them for what to their places of honor with their Coast Alumnae Chapter cele- was to come. The roles of Minny and families. brated African-American women by Abeline captured the pride and self- The mothers are recognized as attending opening weekend of the lessness of African-American maids, “Minervas” because each one has Delta Red Carpet feature fi as their stories demonstrated coura- lm, “The been identifi Help.” As the sorors enjoyed their geousness while enduring adversity ed as a warrior of wisdom and justice. Following nomination by pre-movie meal, their spoken antici- and living in tumultuous times. individuals both within and “The movie stirred outside the chapter, the fi all kinds of emotion,” said nal- ists are selected by a panel of Soror Carla J. Evers. “I was non-Delta judges. The judges pushed back in my seat sev- rate packets that present the eral times as my fore-sis- mothers’ accomplishments in ters’ cries were drawn from their profession, personal life the depths of my soul.” and public service to decide Soror Sharon Fairley upon a winner. added, “You are so right; At A Morning with Mi- I laughed, cried, and said nerva, the fi aha!” nalists and win- ner were offered tribute in This movie left the song, dance and verbal ex- group in a state of self-re- pressions. The program is a fl ection as they poured from distinguished occasion that the dimly lit theater. They promotes appreciation of looked at each other— Sorors Gloria Dillworth, Sharon Fairley, Nita Chase, Searcy Taylor- dedicated women whose no- President, Wanda Brown, Felicia Cooper, Carmelita Hanshaw, and teachers, lawyers, fi nan- table service might otherwise Carla J. Evers of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Alumnae Chapter sup- cial directors and doctors remain unknown. ▲ port the Delta Red Carpet feature fi alike—and with agreeing lm, “The Help.” 88 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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