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Women's Sufferage 100th Anniversary Commemoration

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On Sunday, March 3rd, The Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the Evansville Museum will commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the Women's Suffrage March.

This historic event is designed to pay homage to the fearless young women who, despite humiliation, mockery, and threats, were determined to protest inequality and audacious enough to demand women's right to vote.

The march will be followed immediately by a short reenactment play entitled: "If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?" written by Evansville's own Kelley Coures.

The play focuses on the involvement of the Sorority's founders in the suffrage march and their experiences as young women pioneering to break both the gender and color barriers.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare.

The Evansville Alumnae Chapter was founded on April 22, 1978. Since that time, the chapter has made an impact in the community through the sorority's five-point thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.

All are welcomed to participate, and women's groups and organizations are especially invited to attend and join members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in reenacting the sorority's first official public act of service in the march that marked across the country.

Please join the Deltas at 4pm downtown at the Evansville Civic Center as they march to the Evansville Museum, where the reenactment play will be performed. Refreshments will be served.

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