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. Established in 1973 by National President Lillian Benbow, the ultimate goal of the National Commission on Arts and Letters has been to “Boldly advance the Black experience through Arts & Letters and to ferret out the contributions of African Americans of the past and lift them to public attention.”,
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.