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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

Also See:

Famous Members Of Alpha Phi Alpha

Famous Members Of Omega Psi Phi

Famous Members Of Delta Sigma Theta

Famous Members Of Phi Beta Sigma

Famous Members Of Zeta Phi Beta

Famous Members Of Kappa Alpha Psi

Famous Members Of Sigma Gamma Rho

Famous Members Of Iota Phi Theta

1. Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

2. Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

3. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

4. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

5. Cathy Hughes

Cathy Hughes

6. Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

7. Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

8. Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris

9. Maya Angelou

Portraits of Maya Angelou Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

10. Erica Campbell

BET+ Premiere Screening For "Kingdom Business" Season 2 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

11. Brandy

Celebrity Sightings In New York - December 22, 2023 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

12. Iyanla Vanzant

2023 LA Style Awards Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

13. Yolanda Adams

21st Annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

14. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Portrait Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

15. Yvette Nicole Brown

Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, Arrivals, TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA - 14 Jan 2020 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Pi

16. Vanessa Bell Calloway

BLACK MONDAY Premiere at the Ace Hotel Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA - 14 January 2019 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Phi

17. Roxie Roker

Adolph Caesar's Memorial Service Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha

18. Jamilah Lemieux

2023 ESSENCE Festival Of Culture™ – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Day 2 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Rho Omega

19. Donda West

47th annual GRAMMY® Awards - For The Love of Music After-Party Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha Eta

20. Yvette Lee Bowser

Premiere of Starz’s ‘Run The World’ Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Xi Beta

21. Marjorie Vincent-Tripp

2017 Miss America Competition - Red Carpet Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Beta

22. Shamari DeVoe

40th Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Nu Lambda Omega

23. Cassandra Wilson

Bill Tompkins Cassandra Wilson Archive Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Beta Delta Omega

24. Sunny Hostin

Celebrity Sightings In New York - January 12, 2024 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Upsilon Nu Omega

25. Star Jones

American Ballet Theatre's Spring Gala, New York, America - 16 May 2016 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Lambda Zeta

26. Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson At NASA Langley Research Center Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Nu

27. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

UNCF A Mind Is… Gala Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha Kappa Omega

28. Lisa Borders

2023 SeeHer SheFront Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Iota Mu

29. Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Beta Alpha

30. A’ja Wilson

Celebrities At The Los Angeles Lakers Game Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Theta Gamma

31. Marla Gibbs

5th Annual AAFCA TV Honors - Arrivals Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

32. Nichelle Nichols

Exclusive - Variety Portrait Studio Comic-Con, Day 1, San Diego, USA - 19 Jul 2018 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

33. Jo Marie Payton

90s CON 2023 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary


34. Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Portrait Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary


35. Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter Portrait Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary


36. Regina Taylor

Astra TV Awards - Press Room Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Kappa Mu

37. Alice Walker

Alice Walker Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

38. Ava DuVernay


Original Chapter: Honorary

39. Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald en concert dans les années 70 Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

40. Jessye Norman

Houston Chronicle Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

41. Coretta Scott King

Candids of Coretta Scott King Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

42. Dr. Bernice King

2024 King Holiday Observance Press Conference Source:Getty

Dr. Bernice King Original Chapter: Kappa Omega

43. Rosa Parks


Original Chapter: Honorary

44. C. Delores Tucker

11/95: C. Delores Tucker during anti-Gangsta Rap and explicit lyrics press conference at the Nationa Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

45. Suzanne De Passe

Motown Records Executive Suzanne De Passe Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

46. Mae Jemison

9th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony - Arrivals Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary