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Tue Jan 15, 2019, 03:00 PM

Happy Founder's Day Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Happy Founder's Day Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

From aka.1908.com

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded on January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. Its founders were among the fewer than 1,000 Negroes enrolled in higher education institutions in 1908 and the 25 women who received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Howard University between 1908 and 1911. Nine juniors and seniors who constituted the initial core group of founding members and seven sophomores who were extended an invitation for membership without initiation comprised what are acknowledged as Alpha Kappa Alpha’s original 16 founders. Led by Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle), the nine Howard University students who came together to form Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority were the scholastic leaders of their classes. Each also had a special talent or gift that further enhanced the potential of this dynamic group.

The Original Nine: Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle), Lavinia Norman, Lucy Diggs Slowe and Marie Woolfolk (Taylor)


Famous Members:

Sen. Kamala Harris



The late Maya Angelou



Actress Phylicia Rashad



The great Coretta Scott King



Actress and Comedian Wanda Sykes



Actress Loretta Devine



And all the pearlescent goodness pictured here....



A heartfelt thank you to all the pearls who have continued the work of lifting the community. Happy Founder's Day, ladies.

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Response to spicysista (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 03:12 PM

1. I've worked with several AKA ladies

Don’t mess with AKA - their reach is extensive. They’ll mess up your paycheck like you wouldn’t believe.



I’ve always gotten along well with AKAs.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 03:26 PM

2. Lol!

Are you saying that the pink and green will come for your green? Lol! The divine 9 are all represented throughout the south. And yes, their reach is extensive. Other than the black church, historically black groups were and are the engine of much southern progress.

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Response to spicysista (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 06:50 PM

3. Yes that was my standard joke when I found out someone was AKA

"I see pink and green. Are you AKA?"
"Yes I am!"
"Okay want do you want for lunch?"

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