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Tag Archive | civil rights

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Mourns Loss of Former International President

Over the last few days news has spread about Soror Julia Brogdon Purnell, former President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc (1962-1966) who has transitioned. Our 16th International President, Soror Purnell,  is now a beloved Ivy Beyond The Wall. The National Office takes time to recognize Soror Purnell’s rich legacy and to speak on behalf […]

IBTW: Ms. Evelyn Lowery, Homegoing Celebration Dates & Events Announced

IBTW: Ms. Evelyn Lowery, Homegoing Celebration Dates & Events Announced

This past week the pink and green lights were a little dimmer as our soror, Civil Rights Activist, Ms. Evelyn Lowery passed away due to complications of a heart attack. Throughout the South, Soror Lowery was known for her quiet power, wonderful smile, and strong leadership within our communities. Most notable was her work in […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Comments on Verdict in death of Trayvon Martin

Alpha Kappa Alpha Comments on Verdict in death of Trayvon Martin

Late this past Saturday, July 13, 2013, a Sanford jury gave a not guilty verdict to George Zimmerman, charged with the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Since the decisions protests have been held across the country. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority  has been vocal on this case, dating back to Trayvon’s Martin. In light of […]

Statue of Rosa Parks Set to Bet Unveiled in the U.S. Capitol TODAY

Statue of Rosa Parks Set to Bet Unveiled in the U.S. Capitol TODAY

A statue of our Soror,  Rosa Parks will be dedicated in the U.S. Capitol TODAY. The statue will be the first ever of its kind within the U.S. Capitol.  No other African American woman has ever had this honor. Officials say the statue will be the first full-length one of an African-American woman in National […]

IN PHOTOS: Happy 100th Birthday Soror Rosa Parks

IN PHOTOS: Happy 100th Birthday Soror Rosa Parks

Today, Soror  Rosa Parks, born Rosa McCauley on Feb. 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Ala., is celebrated for her 100th birthday. After being named a criminal, a nuisance, and everything in between, Soror Parks was championed for her refusal to give in to White supremacy and her dedication to the upliftment of her people. As members […]

Soror Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday to be commemorated with US postage stamp

Soror Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday to be commemorated with US postage stamp

Soror Rosa Parks, the late legendary civil rights activist, is receiving a special honor this year to commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday. According to USA Today, the U.S. postal service will be unveiling a stamp that features her image. The ceremony will take place at the Charles Wright Museum of African American […]

Soror Rosa Parks’ Gold Medal Placed in African American Museum

Soror Rosa Parks’ Gold Medal Placed in African American Museum

The African American Museum in Philadelphia received a national treasure last Tuesday, as it was lent the Congressional Gold Medal bestowed on Soror Rosa Parks, known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement. “We could not be more honored than to have this piece of history here with us at our own African American […]