Pull out your Phinest salmon pink, apple green, and pearl necklaces, ladies! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) celebrates 114 years today.
The international service organization was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founders, Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Ethel Hedgemon (Lyle), Lavinia Norman, Lucy Diggs Slowe and Marie Woolfolk (Taylor). The original nine made AKA the oldest Greek-letter organization created by African-American college-educated women.
The sorority was incorporated on January 29, 1913, with the help of Nellie Quander. The women combined their talents and strengths to benefit their community, turning it into 114 years of a divine legacy. Their sisterhood has fulfilled its original obligation to serve their community and “make them better” by becoming an impregnable force of positivity in their communities across the globe.
The organization is led by International President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, with nearly 300,000 members and 1,037 chapters.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is often noted as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” With so many women a part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, BlavityU spoke with members of the organization in honor of 114 years. These beautiful sorors express their pride and love in celebrating their founder’s day.