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ONE NIGHT IN NEW YORK - A New York Alumnae Chapter Centennial Celebration Event For Women's History Month

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ONE NIGHT IN NEW YORK - A New York Alumnae Chapter Centennial Celebration Event For Women's History Month

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Mar 14, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has formally been addressing literacy since the 1930s and continues to lead the charge today. Three Chapters NYAC, Queens, and Mid-Hudson Valley were fortunate to have three Founders among their membership who were involved in the literacy efforts of the Chapter.

In honor of Women's History Month, the New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in creative collaboration with Queens Alumnae and Mid-Hudson Alumnae Chapters are delighted to host a virtual storytelling celebration narrating the story about the lives of Founders Osceola Macarthy Adams, Ethel Cuff Black, and Naomi Sewell Richardson. Each Chapter will present parts of their literacy timeline, beginning with the historic Tavern on the Green dedication of the Bookmobile donated for the sorority's National Library Project.

Unbeknownst to many, the National Bookmobile event was the catalyst that sparked the literacy movement in New York City, throughout the country, and ultimately led the way to various literacy national programs that continue to impact the lives of communities of color today.

This virtual celebration will include guests who had the honor of knowing the three Founders personally, the audience will learn about how their contributions impacted the present-day programming of the host chapters and engage in a fireside chat to discuss and envision how we as a community can continue their legacy.

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