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alpha kappa alpha sorority, inc.


national history

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 15, 1908, on the campus of Howard University. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-trained women.

Ethel Hedgemon Lyle, inspired to foster interaction, ethical growth, and scholarship among collegiate women. AKA Founding Members shared a vision to be a ‘service to all mankind.’

Ethel Hedgemon Lyle

Anna Easter Brown

Beulah Burke

Lillie Burke

Marjorie Hill

Margaret Flagg Holmes

Lavinia Norman

Lucy Diggs Slowe

Marie Woolfolk Taylor

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. sisterhood has been centered its program activities on addressing issues in families, communities, government halls, and world assembly chambers. Its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century.

Today with over 190,000 members and 975 chapters, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. influences extend beyond college campuses and impact communities throughout the world.

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