Tuscaloosa Sorority Makes Literacy an Important Part of Black History Month
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded was by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University in Washington DC on January 13, 1913. Globally their sisterhood consists of “more than 250,000 predominately Black college-educated women,” according to the Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter.
The Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter was organized in 1949 and chartered in 1950. This chapter “develops and implements programs that supports the organization’s Five-Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.”
These ladies also make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting the “Annual African American Read-In” which has reached its 33rd year. Bridget Hughes Hurst, President of the Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. said that the “Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter has presented the African American Read-In to our community for several years. This cultural celebration brought to life by the words of Black authors can be appreciated by everyone, and is dedicated to promoting diversity in literacy.”
33rd Annual African American Read-In Details
The “33rd Annual African American Read-In” is a free event that is open to all ages and will take place on Zoom on Sunday, February 27, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. You will enjoy “selections from books and poems authored by African Americans will be shared for your enjoyment,” noted on the Press Release.
Click here to register in advance.
Hurst mentioned that “Black History Month is an opportunity for everyone to collectively honor and share a rich heritage, which continues to be pivotal to the development of this nation. Black History should be celebrated every day of the year. However, this month also serves as an inspirational boost to recognize the accomplishments of Black people and know that all things are possible.”
(Source) Press Release sent to Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa. Click here for more from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter.
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