The Dynamic Delta Nu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated put on an amazing stripe event entitled “Beyond the Lens: Capturing Being Black in America” with guest speaker Cecil Williams. The event was a partnered event with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Iota Phi Theta Incorporated, and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. This Collaboration was a beautiful one and the zoom event was nothing short of a success.
The event was a very historical and informative piece. Mr. Cecil Williams took the participants of the event on a virtual tour of a Black history museum in South Carolina. All of his photographs and work are there on display for those who would like to go. Mr. Cecil Williams made a statement that stuck out for the remainder of the night “Justice bends towards the righteous”. That statement meaning, that all in all justice will always be in favor of those who do the righteous thing.
According to Delta Nu Chapter President, Erianna Hammond, the event was very informative and encouraging. This event let the millennials into what it was like being black in American during that time. Erianna also wants to make sure that everyone stays on the lookout for events that Delta Nu is hosting because there are a lot more to come!
Maya Morton, a member of Delta Nu, gave her thoughts on the event as well, Maya stated “The Beyond the Lens event with the astonishing photographer Cecil Williams was very informative. I was very impressed by his museum and I felt a sense of pride. It was very courageous of him to be the first man to open a Black History Museum in Orangeburg, Sc.”. Everything that was brought to the table by Mr. Cecil Williams left most of the participants with a sense of pride. The knowledge of knowing that someone made it out of the struggle during that time, and even took a lot of risks just for the sake of the betterment of his race, is an amazing thing! It’s something to take pride in forever.
Waynisha Coleman, Member of Delta Nu, stated “The Beyond the Lens event was nothing short of amazing. Mr. Cecil Williams gave everyone an insightful look into what it was like being on the frontline during a very critical time in the lives of Black Americans. We thank him for being that open and sharing his wisdom and knowledge with us.”
Delta Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated has a lot of events coming up this Spring semester. To make sure you’re in the loop of what’s going on, follow their social media pages at @dynamic_deltanu. More good stuff to come!
Great way to end off Black History month!
Be safe Tigers!