Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University. As the first Greek-letter organization established by African-American college educated women, we have a long-standing history of 107 years. The vision of Ethel Hedgeman Lyle to join privileged women, a generation removed from slavery, together to become a meaningful voice and productive in the community has extended and expanded greatly over the years. With determination, our “Twenty Pearls” of founders and incorporators, particularly Nellie Quander who worked to incorporate the organization, set a strong foundation for the commitment to excellence we strive to continue. Sisterhood, scholarship and service remain our priority and with chapters and members across the globe, our goal to be of “Service to All Mankind” is fulfilled.
To learn more about the history of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s history, please visit http://aka1908.org/.