July 24, 2013

Leggett Speaks to 40,000 Delta Sigma Theta Members at Lincoln Memorial

County Executive Ike Leggett (center) recently welcomed more than 40,000 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members, their families and friends to the area as the largest organization for African American women in the world celebrated 100 years of service at its 51st conference in Washington, DC.  Leggett was invited by Delta’s National President, Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre (left), to speak to the gathering during the Welcome Event at the Lincoln Memorial. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker (right) was also in attendance.

Founded in 1913 by 22 students at Howard University, the organization now numbers more than 250,000 in more than 900 chapters around the world.

The Delta Sigma Theta website explains that the private, non-profit organization was created to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships and support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities.

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