Thursday, January 10, 2008

AKA turns 100

On January 15, 2008 Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority incorporated turns 100 years. They are considered the first sorority founded and incorporated by black women. Happy centennial to the AKAs!

Here is a list of prominent members of the sorority. A few names some of you will recognize is on this list. Names such as Phylicia Rashad from The Cosby Show, Jada Pinkett Smith (Will Smith's wife and a good movie to see her in is Jason's Lyric), poet Maya Angelou, author Toni Morrison who wrote Beloved, Donda West who is Kanye West's mother, Star Jones, Corretta Scott King and her daughter Berniece King (who pledged Spelman College's Mu Pi chapter), Astronaut Mae Jemison the first black woman in space, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary, Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee and Eddie Berniece Johnson. These are names most of you have heard of or at least should be familiar. The list is long but I don't really know who most of them are. It's still a great list though.

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