Alpha Kappa Alpha: A Legacy of Sisterhood and Service

October 12, 2018 6:20 pm

Profiles of African-American Success: Alpha Kappa Alpha
by Bayer Mack

In 1908, on the fifteenth of January at historically-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., nine coeds, led by Ethel Hedgeman, courageously broke with tradition and founded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, or “A-K-A”, the first college sorority started and incorporated by African American women.