The original artwork is a life-sized painting on canvas created by artist Tarleton Blackwell. The original hangs in the National Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C.


The original artwork is a life-sized painting on canvas created by artist Tarleton Blackwell. The original hangs in the National Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C.

National History

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.  Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the Sorority is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women. This includes over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

 

1. Economic Development

2. Educational Development

3. Physical and Mental Health

4. Political Awareness and Involvement

5. International Awareness and Involvement