S.Res. 13: A resolution congratulating the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 100 years of service to communities ...

...throughout the United States and the world, and commending Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for its promotion of sisterhood, sch

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 30, 2013 (Resolution Agreed to).

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III

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 13

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 24 (legislative day, January 3), 2013

(for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Cornyn, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Cardin, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Warner, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Portman, and Mrs. Hagan) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

January 30, 2013

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Congratulating the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 100 years of service to communities throughout the United States and the world, and commending Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for its promotion of sisterhood, scholarship, and service.

Whereas, on January 13, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University in the District of Columbia by Osceola Macarthy Adams, Marguerite Young Alexander, Winona Cargile Alexander, Ethel Cuff Black, Bertha Pitts Campbell, Zephyr Chisom Carter, Edna Brown Coleman, Jessie McGuire Dent, Frederica Chase Dodd, Myra Davis Hemmings, Olive Jones, Jimmie Bugg Middleton, Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, Vashti Turley Murphy, Naomi Sewell Richardson, Mamie Reddy Rose, Eliza Pearl Shippen, Florence Letcher Toms, Ethel Carr Watson, Wertie Blackwell Weaver, Madree Penn White, and Edith Motte Young;

Whereas, on January 13, 2013, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrated 100 years of thoughtful service to and conscientious leadership in communities throughout the United States and the world in diverse fields relating to public service and the organization’s five-point programmatic thrust: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement;

Whereas, in March 1913, the founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated in the Women’s Suffrage March in the District of Columbia, the sorority’s first public act;

Whereas, in its infancy, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. established its Beta chapter at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio, its Gamma chapter at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, its Delta chapter at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and its Epsilon chapter at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio;

Whereas Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has more than 900 chapters in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and South Korea;

Whereas the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have distinguished themselves in the endeavor for civil rights, including Mary McLeod Bethune, Fannie Lou Hamer, Betty Shabazz, Lena Horne, and Dorothy Irene Height;

Whereas the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have distinguished themselves as public servants, including—

(1)

Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, a Member of the House of Representatives from Ohio;

(2)

Marcia Fudge, a Member of the House of Representatives from Ohio;

(3)

Joyce Beatty, a Member of the House of Representatives from Ohio;

(4)

Carrie P. Meek, a Member of the House of Representatives from Florida;

(5)

Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress and the first African-American and woman to run as a major party candidate for President of the United States;

(6)

Barbara Jordan, the first African-American woman from the South to serve in the House of Representatives;

(7)

Carol Mosley Braun, the first and only African-American woman elected to the Senate;

(8)

Mary Church Terrell, a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and an adviser to the Republican National Committee and the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign;

(9)

Jewel Stradford LaFontant, United States Representative to the United Nations and the first female Deputy Solicitor General of the United States in the administration of President Richard M. Nixon, later serving as the United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and Ambassador-at-Large in the administration of President George H.W. Bush;

(10)

Patricia Roberts Harris, the first African-American woman to serve as an Ambassador of the United States, later serving as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Jimmy Carter;

(11)

The Honorable Ann Claire Williams, the first African-American woman appointed to the United States District Court for the North District of Illinois in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan, the first African-American appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1999 by President William J. Clinton, and the third African-American woman to serve as a judge on a United States Court of Appeals;

(12)

Alexis Herman, Secretary of Labor under President William J. Clinton; and

(13)

Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama; and

Whereas Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. commemorated its history and promoted service during its centennial celebration, January 11 through January 13, 2013, in the District of Columbia: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate

(1)

congratulates Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 100 years of service to communities throughout the United States and the world; and

(2)

commends Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for its promotion of sisterhood, scholarship, and service.