Delta Sigma Theta Re-enacts Women's Suffrage March

Thousands march past White House and along Mall

On Sunday morning, several thousand women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority retraced the footsteps of their founders who participated in the Women's Suffrage March of 1913.

Several thousand of the sorority's members commemorated the 100th anniversary of the march and the role the organization's 22 founders played, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument, diverting their route from the Mall to walk past the White House.

The march was preceded by a rally that included D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier as one of the speakers.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 African-American women at Howard University. and is now one of the largest African-American women's organizations in the country with an estimated 300,000 members around the world. 

Participating in the Women's Suffrage March was the first public act performed by the group's founders, according to their official website. The parade was scheduled the day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as the 28th President of the United States and attracted an estimated 8,000 marchers.

Seven years later, the 19th Amendment was passed, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

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