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The National Commission on Arts and Letters was established in 1973 by then National President Lillian Benbow. The mission of the Arts and Letters Committee of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter is directly aligned with that of the National Commission on Arts and Letters. We strive to promote a positive image of African Americans and other minorities in our community through the medium of music, dance, drama, and poetry. The committee promotes worthwhile cultural endeavors and artists through activities and events such as Delta Red Carpet/theatre outings, concerts, plays, book clubs, painting, and artists’ showcases.

The major Initiative of the National Commission on Arts and Letters is Project ART: Actively
Redefining Together. This initiative was designed as a collective effort to support, nurture, and
uplift positive programming while rejecting demeaning and harmful images in all forms of
entertainment and media: music, film, radio, television, and print.