Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy 105th Founders Day, AKA!

January 15 is not only Dr. King's birthday, but is also the 105th anniversary of the founding on the Howard University campus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Proud AKA women  are celebrating this day along with the hundreds of thousands of college-educated women around the world who proudly wear the salmon pink and apple green colors of the world's first Greek letter sorority founded by and later incorporated for African-American women.

Those proud AKA women  include my mom, sister and several cousins.

AKA has expanded its ranks since its January 15, 1908 founding to include women of all ethnic backgrounds who have been invited to join, and I hope one day those invitations get extended to trans women down with the historic mission of the sorority.

AKA women can be found in many fields from education to sports to business to politics, and are trailblazing leaders in mine and other communities in the States and around the world.   You can bet that if an African-American woman is blazing trails in various fields, she is wearing salmon pink and apple green

Happy Founders Day AKA!

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