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Official Release: ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA MOURNS LOSS OF FORMER INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT MARY SHY SCOTT

Official Release: ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA MOURNS LOSS OF FORMER INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT MARY SHY SCOTT

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of our IBTW Soror Mary Shy Scott. Feel free to leave your well wishes and condolences. Official sorority press release below: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority mourns the passing of Mary Shy Scott, of Atlanta, Ga., on April 15, who served as the Sorority’s 23rd International president […]

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 […]

First International Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc REACTIVATED

The Eta Beta Omega Chapter, the first international chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is now officially reactivated. Eta Beta Omega Chapter was established in 1957 after a group led by Mrs. Anna E. Cooper petitioned the 1954 Boule (governing body) of AKA for a charter. Mrs. Cooper, the first dean of the College […]

#DC Book Signing, The Story of AKA Founder Lucy Diggs Slowe, Saturday, October 20th

#DC Book Signing, The Story of AKA Founder Lucy Diggs Slowe, Saturday, October 20th

Make some space next to your Past and Prologue; move over your copy of Through the Years. For, another important history book chronicling an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc founder has been published – Faithful To the Task at Hand: The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe. For those who were unable to make #AKABoule2012  here […]

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 […]