The National Commission on Arts and Letters was established in 1973 by National President
Lillian Benbow. The mission of the Arts and Letters Committee of the Washington DC Alumnae
Chapter is directly aligned with that of the National Commission on Arts and Letters. The
WDCAC Arts & Letters Committee strives to promote a positive image of African Americans
and other minorities in our community through the medium of music, dance, drama, and poetry.
The committee promotes worthwhile cultural endeavors and artists through activities and events
such as Delta Red Carpet/theatre outings, concerts, plays, book clubs, painting, and artists’
The major Initiative of the National Commission on Arts and Letters is Project ART: Actively
Redefining Together. This initiative was designed as a collective effort to support, nurture, and
uplift positive programming while rejecting demeaning and harmful images in all forms of
entertainment and media: music, film, radio, television, and print.
The Washington DC Alumnae Chapter is committed to bringing forth those activities and events
that affect, positively reflect, or uplift the African American community.