The first historically black greek letter organization founded by and for african-american women. The illustrious sorority was founded on January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. Her beautiful founders and incorporators are known as "The Twenty Pearls" and they are as follows (in alphabetical order): The Guiding Light Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Norma E. Boyd, Julia Evangeline Brooks, Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Elizabeth Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Ethel Jones Mowbray, Alice P. Murray, Lavinia Norman, Sarah Merriwether Nutter, Nellie M. Quander, Nellie Pratt Russell, Johanna Berry Shields, Lucy Diggs Slowe, Minnie Beatrice Smith, Carrie E. Snowden, Marie Woolfolk Taylor and Harriet Josephine Terry. The colors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are Salmon Pink and Apple Green, the national flower is the Pink Tea Rose, and the national symbol is the Ivy Leaf. The sorority is known for it has continued it's "Service To All Mankind" through community service throughout the years. It's Current program for 2006 - 2010 is The Heart of ESP: An Extraordinary Service Program. The platforms are PLATFORM #1 Non-Traditional Entrepreneur, PLATFORM #2 Economic Keys to Success, PLATFORM #3 Economic Growth of the Black Family, PLATFORM #4 Undergraduate Signature Program: Economic Educational Advancement Through Technology, PLATFORM #5 Health Resource Management and Economics. The Lovely Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha continue to exhibit what true beauty is and although there are more than a few haters, Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue to be THE FIRST AND THE FINEST (and the prettiest), they've been for the past 99 years and will continue to be for many more years to come. SKEE- WEE MY SORORS!!!!
I'm so pretty on my right, so pretty on my left, i'm so pretty I can't stand myself, so pretty on my left, so pretty on my right, i'm so pretty I can't sleep at night, S K Double E, W, Double E, Skee-Wee my Sorors Skee-Wee, Skeeee- Weeee, 1 plus 1 is 2, 2 plus 1 is three, you better watch yo man because yo man is watching me, 4 plus 4 is 8, 1 more is 9, you wish you had an AKA to love you all the time, I love my A in front of my K I love my K in front of my A, I love my A K A, I love it, I love it, I love it, deep in my heart i love my AKA, I love my A K A, I love it, I love it, I love it. This is A SERIOUS MATTER- Alpha Kappa Alpha.
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