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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 Honored for 100th Birthday

Soror Rosa Parks Honored for 100th Birthday

The United States Senate has approved a resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) that honors the 100th birthday of Soror Rosa Parks, whose civil rights activities in the 1950s helped change U.S. history. The resolution observing her centennial birthday and commemorating her legacy was approved by unanimous consent Wednesday evening.  The measure, which […]

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 […]

PHOTO RE-CAP: #AKA 65th Int’l Boule, A Picture is Worth Over 10000 Members

PHOTO RE-CAP: #AKA 65th Int’l Boule, A Picture is Worth Over 10000 Members

Over 10,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) attended the organization’s international convention July 21-27 in San Francisco – its 65th Boulé – honoring unsung women heroes of the Civil Rights Movement and a spirit of community service. Event highlights included a golf tournament, economic forum, public meeting, and several organizational meetings and […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Highlights Members Contributions to Civil Rights Movement

Alpha Kappa Alpha Highlights Members Contributions to Civil Rights Movement

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc will celebrate the contributions of Soror Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks to the Movement through a Museum Exhibit the Sorority will mount titled, “Unsung Alpha Kappa Alpha Women of the Civil Rights Movement.” International President Soror Carolyn House Stewart will preside over the official opening of the Museum on […]