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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

Famous Members Of Alpha Kappa Alpha  was originally published on woldcnews.com

1. Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Original Chapter: Alpha

2. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Original Chapter: Gamma Theta

3. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Original Chapter: Alpha

4. Cathy Hughes

Cathy Hughes

Original Chapter: Honorary

5. Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Original Chapter: Honorary

6. Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

Original Chapter: Honorary

7. Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris

Original Chapter: Alpha

8. Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Pi

9. Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha

10. Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

11. Suzanne de Passe

Suzanne de Passe Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

12. C. Delores Tucker

C. Delores Tucker Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

13. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

14. Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

15. Jessie Norman

Jessie Norman Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

16. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

17. Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

18. Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

19. Alice Walker

Alice Walker Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

20. Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

21. Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Kappa Mu

22. Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

23. Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

24. Jo Marie Payton

Jo Marie Payton Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

25. Brandy

Brandy Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Honorary

26. Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Honorary

27. A’ja Wilson

A'ja Wilson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Theta Gamma

28. Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Beta Alpha

29. Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Iota Mu

30. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Alpha Kappa Omega

31. Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Nu

32. Star Jones

Star Jones Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Lambda Zeta

33. Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin Source:WENN

Original Chapter: Upsilon Nu Omega

34. Shamari DeVoe

Shamari DeVoe Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Nu Lambda Omega

35. Yvette Lee Bowser

Yvette Lee Bowser Source:Getty

Original Chapter: Delta Pi