Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. AKA. The first and the finest. Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women who were only one generation removed from slavery.
These super-women had a 20/20 vision, even then, of what strong independent, well-educated women would collectively bring to this world.
Now, 113 years later, my beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha continues her work of influence to break down racial, educational, financial, social, and geographical barriers. And our very own will become the first female Vice-President of the United States of America next Wednesday. God Bless America!
How do we do it? Well, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., extends beyond campus quads and college commencements. Our sisterhood is not a destination but a lifestyle – of love and service to all mankind – strengthened with age and experience through general membership and graduate chapters until each Soror is an “Ivy Beyond the Wall.”
Thank you for your vision fair, dear Founders: Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Lavinia Norman, Lucy Slowe, and Marie Woolfolk Taylor.
May we continue, by merit and culture, to joyfully strive and do those things that are worthwhile.
In loving memory,