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 A&L 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 its newsletter (The Note) and events such as book signings, theatre parties, concerts, plays, book clubs and artists’ showcases.
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.