Now through Wed, March 24, 2021 7:00 P.M.
Conversation about the significance of voting rights initiatives led by Black sororities, with featured speaker Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley.
From the recent 'Stroll to the Polls' that mobilized voters for the 2020 presidential election, to the longstanding commitments to public service and racial uplift, Black Greek sororities have played a pivotal role in expanding and activating voting rights since well before the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Join representatives of The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in conversation and learn more about the historical and contemporary significance of local and national sorority-led initiatives to fight for enfranchisement and engage in every aspect of the political process. This free public program is inspired by the Free Library's exhibition, Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote, now on view online at www.freelibrary.org/exhibitions
Please note, preregistration required via Eventbrite; you will receive a link to the Zoom session before it begins via email.
About our featured speaker:
Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley holds leadership positions in the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and serves as Delta's groundbreaking liasion for the Turning Point Suffrage National Monument. Dr. Daley was the sorority's 16th National national president, and has devoted her life to education, civic engagement, and the fight for women's rights. In the 2020 election, Dr. Daley was one of 10 members of the State of Maryland Electoral College to elect the United States President and Vice President.