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 Rochester Alumnae Chapter (RAC) is directly aligned with that of the National Commission on Arts and Letters. The RAC Arts & Letters Committee strives to advance and promote the Black experience in the arts by highlighting the artistic contributions of African-Americans in music, dance, theater, film, and poetry.
The major initiatives of the National Commission on Arts and Letters are Delta Red Carpet, supporting films produced and performed by African-Americans featuring positive stories; Deltas See Television (DSTv) which supports African-American network and cable television shows and movies; Delta Authors on Tour (DAOT); and Pride in our Heritage.
The RAC Arts and Letters Committee is proud to present programming and events that support local Black artists and serve our Rochester city youth.