Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated celebrates 108 years of service today. The first Greek letter organization for college trained black women, founded January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. AKA women have a long history of service to the communities we serve.
Founded: January 15, 1908 at Howard University, Washington, DC
Incorporated: January 29, 1913
Twenty Pearls: Founders and Incorporators
Motto: “By Culture and By Merit”
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Flower: Pink Tea Rose
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Official publication: Ivy Leaf magazine, first published 1921
AKA women have a reputation for being the “pretty girls” who wear pink and green, rock strands of pearls and have a penchant for flipping our hair, but we are so much more than these stereotypes. Have you heard that studies show that African-American women are creating their own businesses at a higher rate than other female entrepreneurs in the U.S.? Of course the pretty girls are leading the pack. Today I wanted to share with my lovely readers some of my sorority sisters who are more than just pretty faces, they are making their mark in the business world! Take a peek:
Aren’t they amazingly awesome! With 30 years of membership, I continue to be proud of the work Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. does in the community in support of educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership, and global impact. My heart belongs to AKA! Have a fabulous day!
Source: US News and World Reports