100 years ago today, 10,000 women marched on Washington in a fight to get the right to vote for women. Today, thousands of women from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority retraced their footsteps in a historic demonstration to once again advocate for equality for women.
The women of Delta Sigma Theta are already celebrating a year-long centennial of the birth of the organization. It is the single, largest predominantly African American women's group in the country.
A hundred years ago, the 22 founding members of Delta Sigma Theta took part in the historic women's suffrage march from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. Like their foremothers in 1913, they invited other women's groups. The League of Women Voters, the National Organization for Women and other sorority groups marched with them. The marchers were reminded that while women now have the right to vote, the Voting Rights Act is being challenged before the Supreme Court. They were also encouraged to fight for full voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia and to acknowledge their foremothers, who marched a hundred years ago.
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