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The District will be awash in crimson and cream this week when more than 40,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority converge upon the nation's capital. The organization will launch its 51st convention with a torch lighting ceremony at Howard University in Northwest.

The District will be awash in crimson and cream this week when more than 40,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority converge upon the nation's capital. The organization will launch its 51st convention with a torch lighting ceremony at Howard University in Northwest.

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Delta Sigma Theta celebrated its centennial with the organization’s 51st national convention as D.C. officials rolled out the crimson carpet for more than 40,000 members of the oldest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the nation.

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More than 40,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta, the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world, are expected to arrive in the District on Thursday, July 11, to help kick-off an eight-day convention celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary.