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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded by nine women on the campus of Howard University in Washington DC on Jan. 15, 1908. It is the oldest greek-letter organization created by and for African American collegiate women. Its founders were: Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle), Lavinia Norman, Lucy Diggs Slowe and Marie Woolfolk (Taylor).  AKA has nearly 300,000 members in 1,018 graduate and undergraduate chapters worldwide.

Motto: “By Culture and By Merit”

Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green

Symbol: Ivy Leaf

Famous Members Of Alpha Kappa Alpha  was originally published on woldcnews.com

1. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

2. Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Original Chapter: Alpha

3. Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Original Chapter: Epsilon Lambda

4. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Original Chapter: Gamma Theta

5. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Original Chapter: Alpha

6. Cathy Hughes

Cathy Hughes

Original Chapter: Honorary

7. Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Original Chapter: Honorary

8. Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

Original Chapter: Honorary

9. Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris

Original Chapter: Alpha

10. Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

11. Suzanne de Passe

Suzanne de Passe Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

12. C. Delores Tucker

C. Delores Tucker Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

13. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

14. Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

15. Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

16. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

17. Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

18. Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

19. Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

20. Alice Walker

Alice Walker Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

21. Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

22. Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Kappa Mu

23. Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

24. JoMarie Payton

JoMarie Payton Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

25. Brandy

Brandy Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

26. Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

27. A’ja Wilson

A'ja Wilson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Theta Gamma

28. Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Beta Alpha

29. Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Iota Mu

30. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha Kappa Omega

31. Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Nu

32. Star Jones

Star Jones Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Lambda Zeta

33. Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Upsilon Nu Omega

34. Shamari DeVoe

Shamari DeVoe Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Nu Lambda Omega

35. Yvette Lee Bowser

Yvette Lee Bowser Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Xi Beta

36. Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha

37. Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Pi

38. Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Phi

39. Jamilah Lemieux

Jamilah Lemieux Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Rho Omega

40. Donda West

Donda West Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha Eta

41. Marjorie Vincent-Tripp

Marjorie Vincent-Tripp Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Beta

42. Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Beta Delta Omega

43. Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

44. Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

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