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stares knew they had come a long The group was led by Soror Deborah ceremony was conducted at the cen- way. Their souls sang a song for all Walls Foster, chair of the chapter’s ter and site of Dubois’ grave. of the women who endured the snide International Awareness Committee. The ten day trip included tours remarks and humiliation, yet found This sojourn was a blessing that en- of Accra, the Cape Coast Slave Cas- the courage to tell their stories. They gaged the hearts, minds, souls and tle, community service, meetings were subtly reminded of the life that hands of all who went. with members of Delta Sigma Theta Soror Myrlie Evers’ husband, Med- “We are forever changed by this and other Greek fraternity members gar, lived so that those from Missis- experience and rededicated to serve living in Ghana. Another highlight sippi and across America might have our local and worldwide communi- was the participation in a special access to better tomorrows. ties through Delta Sigma Theta Soror- traditional Ghanaian ceremony dur- Soror Nita Chase, Arts and Let- ity, Inc.,” said Soror Antoinette Mann, ing which the 31 members of the del- ters chair for the chapter and event the chapter’s 25th president. egation were made honorary queen coordinator asked the women, “What The delegation kicked off the mothers and wore custom made Af- will be your hiSTORY?” United Way Ghana’s Annual Day of rican outfi ▲ ts. Chapter President Searcy Taylor, Caring on Valentine’s Day. The mem- challenged them, as Deltas and wom- bers were greeted by the United Way The North Manhattan Alumnae en of color, to live as though their Governing Board and split up and Chapter paid homage to two Delta legacies will reach far into the future, spent the day providing assistance Giants, the incomparable Dr. Dorothy because they will. ▲ by reading to children, cleaning at a I. Height and the talented Soror Lena school, caring for babies in a health Horne, in commemoration of Black A delegation of 31 members of the clinic and interacting with children. History Month. The chapter celebrat- Northern Virginia Alumnae Financial contributions and other ed the Spirit and Art of Dance on Feb. Chapter traveled to Ghana, West donations were given to eight orga- 27, 2011 at the YM & YWHA of Wash- Africa from Feb. 10-23, 2011 on a nizations, including the United Way ington Heights & Inwood. mission of service, sisterhood, inter- Ghana and WEB Dubois Center for The day was packed with class- national awareness and education. Pan African Culture. A wreath laying es and performances with 200 at- Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter members participate in mission trip to Ghana, West Africa. 89 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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