Well… Its 2013- and I am excited. Already somehow I am feeling more confident in the New Year!
This is how I spent my New Years Eve:
I went to my church for “Watch Night Service” and Gospel Recording Artist J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise came and led worship.
|via Instagram @ vashtijasmine|
Also, January is a very important month because this month marks the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of my Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta.
|My Great-Grandmother is the one that is fourth from the left on the front row|
Delta Sigma Theta was founded by 22 students who had earlier been initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha. Seven of them were the elected officers of the chapter: Myra Davis Hemmings, president; Ethel Cuff Black, vice-president; Edith Motte Young, secretary; Jessie McGuire Dent, corresponding secretary; Winona Cargile Alexander, custodian; Frederica Chase Dodd, sergeant-at-arms; and Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, treasurer. The 22 were dismayed at progress and wanted to reorganize the sorority. The new initiates wanted to establish a national organization, enlarge the scope of the sorority’s activities, and change its name to reflect a true purpose, as they felt Alpha Kappa Alpha was solely a female derivative of Alpha Phi Alpha with no individual meaning. They also wanted to change the symbols, change the sorority colors and be more politically oriented. In 1912 at Howard University, these 22 undergraduates voted to change the organization’s name to Delta Sigma Theta. This new name was to reflect the group’s desire to change the direction of the group and change in the philosophical underpinnings. The collegiate students sought to move towards social activism and greater public service, rather than social activities.
I am so hype right now!
I can not wait until my Sorors get to Washington, DC. We are about to paint the town RED!
We kicked off Centennial Celebration by participating in the Rose Bowl Parade with our very own float.
My Family is planning a huge celebration to celebrate the legacy of our Founder, my great grandmother Vashti Turley Murphy – so I can’t wait to share that with you.
Let 2013 begin!