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Closely Guarded: The Rites, Rituals, and Traditions of the Divine 9

Closely Guarded_ The Rites Rituals and Traditions of the Divine 9

Greek-letter organizations, sororities and fraternities, are steeped in over 100 years of tradition and an indelible part of the Black Community. They create lifelong relationships in sisterhood, brotherhood, and community service. The Divine 9, nine of the oldest black Greek-letter organizations, constitute a social and professional network with the breadth of LinkedIn, but with the depth and loyalty of a family. More than half of these organizations were founded right here in DC at Howard University. Over one million young

DC: An Unlikely Stop on the Bluegrass Trail

July Humanitini (Draft 2)

Built on the music created by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, bluegrass emerged as a separate genre during the late 1940s, though it was generally called hillbilly music until the mid 1950s. Old-time music generally pre-dates bluegrass and covers a wide range of genres found mostly in rural areas. However, after World War II and new generation of city-bred old time and bluegrass fans emerged here in DC. On July 5th, we will explore the similarities and difference

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