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Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom – Happy 100th Anniversary Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated! George Curry Celebrates the Pardon of the Wilmington Ten See Page 26 • C e l e b r a t i n g 4 8 Ye a r s o f S e r v i c e • Serving More Than 50,000 African American Readers Throughout The Metropolitan Area / Vol. 48, No. 14 Jan. 10 - Jan. 16, 2013 The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta are greeted by sorors following a luncheon at the Carnegie Building on Howard University’s campus during a January 2008 gathering. /Photo courtesy of James K. Pleasant Deltas Come to D.C. to Celebrate Centennial By Stacy M. Brown WI Contributing Writer Delta Sigma Theta is coming home to Washington, D.C. The 100-year-old organization and the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world, is scheduled to kick off its Founders Weekend here Friday, Jan. 11 to help celebrate the centennial of the organization. “As we were celebrating our history, we were making history in California at the Rose Parade,” said past president Gwendolyn Boyd. “We knew we had a lot to celebrate and we wanted the celebration to include an international forum like the parade to get our message out so that those who don’t understand who we are or what we do, they will be able to,” said Boyd, 57, who first pledged in 1975 while attending Alabama State University. Delta, which has widely been lauded for its work to- ward economic development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and political awareness and involvement, on New Year’s Day became the oldest and first African-American sorority to participate in the 124-year-old Tournament of Roses Parade. The theme of Delta’s float in Visit us online for daily updates and much more @ Remembering Barbara Lett Simmons Page 4 ‘Django Unchained’: A Post-racial Epic? Page 27 the parade was “Transforming Communities through Sisterhood & Service,” and it featured a sculptured globe with brightly colored floral arrangements that contained insignia that represented the 22 founding members. Now, the group is traveling See deltas on Page 8 Follow us on Sports Highlights Page 36 and on DCTV 95 & 96

Washington Informer - January 10, 2013

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