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Women's Suffrage March honored by Delta Sigma Theta sorority

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WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) - The women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will retrace the footsteps of their founders who participated in the Women's Suffrage March of 1913.

Officials say thousands of the sorority's members are expected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the march on Sunday and the role the organization's 22 founders played. Photo: Michelle Cragle/Twitter

Officials say thousands of the sorority's members are expected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the march on Sunday and the role the organization's 22 founders played.

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.

Several downtown streets will be closed for the march:

• 3rd Street from Independence, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW|
• Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 3rd Street to 15th Street, NW
• 15th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to New York Avenue, NW
• 17th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW

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