The first sorority designed for black women. The organization was founded at Howard University in 1908. The organzation was created to be supreme in service to all mankind. AKA has always been a big supporter of the arts, as well. Though concerned with its "image," much of the service work is done quietly by members in communities all over the world. The organization's membership is over 200,000 college-educated women. The sorority has been launching civil rights, education, economic empowerment, and health programs designed to better the world since its founding. Its members are generally though of to be ladies among women. The official colors are salmon pink and apple green, and the official mascot is the ivy leaf. AKAs are generally thought of as being women who have the total package: brains, beauty, elegance, charm, and quiet strength. The organization continues to prove its relevance and its ability to stand the test of time with grace and strength. Some terms commonly associated with Alpha Kappa Alpha are: first and finest, 20 pearls, ivy, "mirror," skee-wee, AKAtude, lady, etc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha was the FIRST greek organization to be recognized as an accredited observer at the United Nations during the 1940s.
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