Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) was the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. Membership is for college educated women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where little power or authority existed due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913.

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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) was the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. Membership is for college educated women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where little power or authority existed due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913. Consisting of college-educated women of many diverse backgrounds from around the world, including African, Caucasian, Asian, Native American, Hispanic and Indian descent, the sorority serves through a membership of more than 283,000 women in 992 chapters in the United States and several other countries. Women may join through undergraduate chapters at a college or university or they may also join through a graduate chapter after acquiring an undergraduate or advanced college degree. After the organization's establishment, Alpha Kappa Alpha has helped to improve social and economic conditions through community service programs. Members have improved education through independent initiatives, contributed to community-building by creating programs and associations, such as the Mississippi Health Clinic, and influenced federal legislation by Congressional lobbying through the National Non-Partisan Lobby on Civil and Democratic Rights. The sorority works with communities through service initiatives and progressive programs relating to education, family, health, and business. Alpha Kappa Alpha is part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The current International President is Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, and the sorority's document and pictorial archives are located at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. (en)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) é a primeira irmandade estabelecida e incorporada por mulheres afro-americanas universitárias. A irmandade foi fundada em 15 de janeiro de 1908, na Universidade Howard em Washington, DC , por um grupo de vinte alunas, lideradas por Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. A irmandade rompeu barreiras para as mulheres em áreas onde existiam pouco poder ou autoridade sendo importante para a história do feminismo devido à falta de oportunidades para mulheres afro-americanas no início do século XX. Esta irmandade ampliou a sororidade entre as mulheres universitárias, com a adesão de mais de 250 mil mulheres em todo o mundo. A irmandade desempenhou um papel ativo na luta pelo sufrágio das mulheres em 1913 e pelos direitos civis na década de 1960. A fraternidade trabalha, atualmente, com as comunidades através de serviços e programas inovadores de educação, família, saúde e negócios. (pt)
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  • Crest of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which was designed by Phyllis Wheatley Waters in 1920.
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  • Chicago
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  • Salmon Pink Apple Green
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  • US
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  • Beauty and Culture
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  • ΑΚΑ
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  • By Culture and By Merit
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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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  • AKAs, Ivies, Pretty Girls, The K's
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  • Ivy Leaf magazine
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  • The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind.
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  • International
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  • Sorority Creed
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  • Illinois
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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) was the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. Membership is for college educated women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where little power or authority existed due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913. (en)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) é a primeira irmandade estabelecida e incorporada por mulheres afro-americanas universitárias. A irmandade foi fundada em 15 de janeiro de 1908, na Universidade Howard em Washington, DC , por um grupo de vinte alunas, lideradas por Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. A irmandade rompeu barreiras para as mulheres em áreas onde existiam pouco poder ou autoridade sendo importante para a história do feminismo devido à falta de oportunidades para mulheres afro-americanas no início do século XX. (pt)
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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (en)
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