Scholar Paula Giddings added "contour and dimension" to Black women's history when she wrote the eminent volume In Search of Sisterhood as a monumental commemoration of Delta Sigma Theta's 75th Anniversary in 1988. For the distinguished sorority’s 100th year, Dr. Kimberly Brown is bringing that contoured history to life with a captivating 3-hour tour of historic homes and sites related to the organization, its illustrious members, and their contributions to the world. Among many other jewels known and unknown, sorors who sign up will be welcomed inside the African American Civil War Museum to hear a special lecture about Black women’s role in Emancipation and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Before absorbing the spirit of leadership and service as they enter Mary McLeod Bethune’s home, where Dorothy Irene Height also lived and worked, they’ll also enjoy learning about the African-American professionals who once lived in the U St. and Logan Circle neighborhoods. The tour will culminate at the former residence of Mary Church Terrell, author of the Delta Oath. Come, celebrate the legacy… and live it by learning! Learn more about
Dr. Brown's research and experience at TheBlackberryPreserve.com. Also, sign up for the newsletter and chat with her on ig @blackberrykb!
---Total time = 3hours
---Arrive at the U Street-Cardozo Metro stop entrance on 10th Street promptly. A host will wait 10-15 min at the bronze military statue, then escort you inside for the tour on the hour. You must bring electronic confirmation.
---Between the AfAm Civil War Museum and the Bethune Home, there will be a 5-block walk, so comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
---Transportation will be provided between the Bethune and Terrell sites (7 minute drive). At the end, you will be near both the Howard-Shaw and U Street Metro stops and free to continue enjoying your Centennial Weekend! Guides can assist in directing you on the best route to get back to your destination.
---This experience is about preserving our stories, keeping them fresh, so non-members, especially teens and spouses, will be permitted. Water… and a surprise or two will be provided!
---The information provided by Dr. Kimberly Brown, a professional historian (and former National Park Service and Smithsonian employee), will be much more accurate, penetrating and interesting than what tourists would normally receive from a regular guide or without a trained specialist to accompany them. Also, sorors will be provided with special material related to each stop. Dr. Brown, Director for the Blackberry Preserve, was "made" in the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at Florida A&M University. For other inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.