The Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. recently retraced the footsteps of their founders who participated in the 1913 Women’s Suffrage March.
Participating in the Women’s Suffrage March was the first public act performed by the sorority’s founders and a pivotal point in the movement for women to obtain the right to vote.
In 1913, Delta Sigma Theta was founded on the campus of Howard University by 22 women.
The March 3 Delta Centennial March marked the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. It boasted participation from around the world with members present from chapters as far away as the Republic of Korea, Japan, Guam and from almost every state in the country.
Parade participants marched according to their state, country or organization from the U.S. Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue, past the White House and on to the final stop at the Washington Monument. Thousands were in attendance — far more than the original 5,000 in 1913.