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Sorority Founded in D.C. Honors Historic Women’s Suffrage March

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Thousands of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters march along Pennsylvania Avenue in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffrage March in 1913. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Thousands of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters march along Pennsylvania Avenue in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage March in 1913. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority retraced the footsteps of their founders who participated in the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913.

Thousands of the sorority’s members, dressed in red and black, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the march and the role the organization’s 22 founders played by marching Sunday along Pennsylvania Avenue to the National Mall.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 African-American women at Howard University.

Participating in the Women’s Suffrage March was the first public act performed by the group’s founders, according to their official website.

The sorority is one of the largest African-American women’s organizations in the country.

WNEW’s George Mesthos contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.

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