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Kansas City Missouri Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
                            The purpose of the Arts and Letters Committee is to promote
October 2009                and support cultural arts in the community and develop
Volume 1, Issue 1           programs in accordance with the Grand Chapter’s directives.
                            One new initiative from our incoming national president,
                            Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, is to celebrate African American
Special Interest Articles
                            History and create cultural education programs.
Alvin Ailey II

Hooked on Books              Alvin Ailey II
National Book Club            The Kansas City Friends                                    African American
                              of Alvin Ailey presents                                         History
                              Alvin Ailey II at the                                      Fact of the Month
                              Folly Theater. The
                              show runs from                                          Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813 –
                                                                                      1897) was a slave who
                              Thursday, October 22
                                                                                      published Incidents in the Life
                              through Saturday,
                                                                                      of A Slave Girl in 1861 under
                              October 24, 2009. Our
                                                                                      the pseudonym Linda Brent.
                              chapter will attend the
                                                                                      The book chronicles the
                              Thursday performance.
                                                                                      hardships and sexual abuse
                              For ticket information,
                                                                                      she experienced as a female
                              please contact 816-931-
                                                                                      growing up in slavery. Jacobs
                              8993 or
                                                                                      was active in feminist anti-
                                                                                      slavery movements.

                             Deltas Love Books: Two Opportunities
                            Hooked on Books             Quarterly Book Club           Edwards. Please see the
Contributions                                           The National Commission chapter directory for the
                            The KCMO chapter is
                                                        on Arts and Letters           address.
                            currently collecting
If you would like to                                    presents the Delta
                            books for our Hooked
submit an Arts and                                      Bookmark, a national book
                            on Books Book Drive.
                                                        club. The goal of the book
Letters related article     Please bring all new or     club is to create a lifelong
                            gently used books to        love of reading. Each
or announcement to
                            our next chapter            quarter the group will send
this newsletter, please     meeting. Last year we       a list of suggested reading
email the pertinent         collected over 1000         to the local chapters. The
                            books. Our goal this        first book for our chapter is
information to                                          The Love Child’s Revenge
                            year is to meet or
michelleedwards71@          exceed that goal.           by Soror Nicole Bailey-
                                                        Williams. Please pick up a The next         Thanks in advance for
                                                        copy of the book. The first
newsletter will be a        your support.               book club meeting will be
                                                        on November 7, 2009 from
holiday edition.
                                                        6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the
                                                        home of Soror Michelle