A capacity crowd filled the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center (502 East Harris Street) on Sunday, January 6, 2013 for an opening reception and exhibit, which kicked off Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Centennial celebration. The exhibit, highlighting Savannah Alumnae Chapter’s programs, projects and initiatives implemented over the past seventy-five years, will remain at the Beach Institute through January 27th. Please visit the Beach Institute and view this important part of Savannah’s history.
The centennial celebration will continue with the Founders Day Celebration on Sunday, January 13, 2013 – 4:00P.M. at St. Philip AME Church – 613 MLK, Jr. Blvd. Founders Day will focus on the twenty two young women who founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. These young women used their collective strength to promote academic excellence; provide scholarships; provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. This legacy lives on 100 years later through the work of 900 chapters, located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The entire community is invited to attend this event. Please mark your calendar for Sunday, January 13, 2013 – 4:00P.M. and for other public events, including the reenactment of the Women’s Suffrage March on March 23, 2013. The march will begin at Forsyth Park and end at City Hall. All women’s and girl’s groups are encouraged to participate. For additional information or inquiries about participation in the march, please call (912) 232-6048.