111, 15 January 2019, 1908, 25 February 1984, 34+ years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., birthplace, college-trained women, famed, Founders' Day, Greek-lettered sorority, Howard University, North Atlantic region, pause to honor, pay homage, principles, scholarship, service to mankind, sisterhood, waiting
A K A birthplace
famed North Atlantic region –
– haiku by Soror Nadine Drayton-Keen
On 25 February 1984, I became a member of Kappa Delta Omega’s graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. This February will be my 35th year as an AKA Soror.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s 111th Founders’ Day is on January 15. On this Tuesday, my Sorors and I will pause to honor the founding of our beloved sisterhood, which started in our nation’s capital on the campus of Howard University. Also on January 15, my Sorors and I will pay homage to the vision, courage, tenacity, and oneness of purpose of the extraordinary women who dared to create the first organization for college-trained women.
One hundred eleven years ago, our founders designed a sorority in which the members would be bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to the following three principles: 1. sisterhood, 2. scholarship, and 3. service to mankind. Our sorority’s current members still abide by these principles.
HAPPY FOUNDERS’ DAY to all my Sorors!