By Shante Morgan-Durisseau Contributing Religion Writer
Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, the 24th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will launch the sorority's 100th anniversary with "Prayer, Praise and Perseverance" on Sunday, June 10.
The praise party and worship service will start at 7:30 a.m., at Washington Preparatory High School, 10860 South Denker Avenue in Los Angeles. At 1 p.m., a reception will be held at Loyola Marymount University. Tickets are $50 and guests will be treated to appetizers and entertainment.
"I am excited about my visit to Los Angeles and look forward to sharing news about how Delta will celebrate our centennial," said Butler-McIntyre. "We are planning some spectacular events and want to include our families and community."
Butler-McIntyre has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Dillard University and a master's in education in curriculum and instruction/educational administration from the University of New Orleans. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree in religious education from the Louisiana Christian Bible College.
The sorority will mark the 100-year anniversary of its founding as the first African-American women's organization to have a float in the historic Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade. The activities include the launch of a Centennial Torch that will be carried to 22 cities.
The torch's journey will end in Washington, D.C., where 22 collegiate women at Howard University founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on January 13, 1913.
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