Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. climb the red-carpeted stairs at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The Sorority visits the legislature annually to voice their concerns to lawmakers. In 1913, the founders of Delta Sigma Theta performed their first public act by participating in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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