Published on January 14th, 2013 | by thevyne1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years
By Kailei R.
100 years ago…
This past weekend, thousands of members of Delta Sigma Theta ventured to Washington, DC to celebrate their centennial anniversary in the city where it all began. As many of you know, Keesha and I have the privilege to be a part of this sorority for over 10 years. Though we met and became best friends before this all began, we both pledged at the Omicron Xi chapter at Emory University. My mother was a Delta and many of her friends were as well. These women embodied what I wanted to be — they were courageous leaders, they gave back to their community, they were spiritual and they were beautiful inside and out. From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew that one day I would be able to wear crimson and cream proudly and walk in the footsteps of so many amazing women. And I did that; and was also able to have the challenging, yet rewarding experience of pledging my best friend, Keesha, into the sorority as well, just a year and a half later. We know that you, our readers, are members of a variety of sororities and other organizations (including Me Phi Me), just like our diverse group of friends. But today we just wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate those 22 women at Howard University who were “on a mission to make the world a little greater” and have inspired us to do the same.
Though neither Keesha nor I were able to celebrate in DC this weekend, we loved receiving text messages and Facebook posts from our fellow sorors having a great time in the nations capital. And though we were excited to see our sorors representing at the morning shows last week, it made our hearts soar to see the white house lit up in red (would any other president make that happen???). So for a recap, here are some links to several articles as well as a clip from Melissa Harris Perry’s show where she paid a special tribute to the sorority: