Sorors from the Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc. gathered in Harrisonburg at the Lucy Simms School to celebrate African American literacy. The event featured 12 readers from grades k-12 in Harrisonburg and the surrounding area. Lucy Simms, an African American woman, was a beloved teacher who prioritized reading and literacy in her fifty years teaching at the Effinger Street School in Harrisonburg, VA. The Lucy Simms School was constructed in the 1930s and named in her honor- a fitting venue for this event. Sorors and guests were greeted by Harrisonburg’s Mayor, our very own Soror Deanna Reed, along with greetings and introductions from Sorors Aleta Childs, Tonya Carter, and Vermell Grant. Soror Amanda Armstrong served as the MC. The current president of the BDD Chapter of Omega Psi Phi at James Madison University sang a musical selection.
Check out the local news coverage of this year’s Read-In by Victoria Wood for TV3 in Harrisonburg.
Congratulations to the planning committee and all of our readers for another successul celebration of reading!