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In April 1980, Mattie B. Parson and Mary D. Redd began discussing their concerns about the need for improved services to the residents of the communities in the northern section of Manhattan.  These concerns were later shared with a small group of sorors who decided to explore the feasibility of establishing a chapter in this underserved area.  With a vision toward developing projects and programs in the areas of academic growth for youth, cultural enrichment, political awareness and improved community relations, the wheels were set in motion to have a new Delta chapter chartered.  Through the guiding hand of then Eastern Regional Director Dorothy B. Stanley, the North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter (NMAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on December 13, 1980 with 38 members.  NMAC has grown in numbers and spirit to a current membership of more than 200 active sorors.


We have held steadfast to our original vision and purpose and developed projects and programs thoroughly rooted in Delta's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Political Awareness and Involvement and Physical and Mental Health.

CHARTER MEMBERS                            

Evelyn H. Baptiste*                                
Grace T. Bassett*                                
Lavonnie Brinkley                              
Lauren M. Burnett                                 
Velma A. Cannon*                                  
Edythe Cherry*                                      
Sylvia C. Finkley*                                 
Winona A. Green                                   
Pamela D. Hayes                                  
Denise Powlis Lighty                            
Delores B. Lipscomb                            
Mildred Love*                                         
Phyllis G. Mack                                       
Janet Mason                                           
Carolyn G. McBain                                 
Ramona McCottrie                                

Marie Grace McLean*                            
Rosalind Henry Medley                       

Christine Merritt                          




Kathleen I. Moses

Winifred L. Norman*
Mariah T. Outen*
Mattie B. Parson*
Charisse Penalver, Esq
Lydia M. Pitts,Esq*
Annette Powlis
Mary D. Redd
Floree Roberson
Thelma C. Robinson*
Dr. Betty Shabazz*
Catherine H. Smith
Olivia Pearl Stokes*
Clarissa B. Tucker*
Lynette V. Tucker*
Helen H. Williams*

Dorothy Willis
Bessie Wright*

Dolores Wright *

*Omega Omega

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