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Sen. Kamala Harris & 5 Other Notable Alpha Kappa Alpha Members

AKAs, known for their iconic colors of pink and green and signature “Skee-Wee” sound, have made everlasting names for themselves in the worlds of politics, literature, entertainment and sports

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has the distinction of being the first African-American sorority. It was founded on Jan. 15, 1908 by Howard University’s Ethel Hedgeman, who wanted to create a “support network for women with like minds.”

The organization was founded on these five basic tenets:

“To cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of ‘Service to All Mankind.’”

AKAs, known for their iconic colors of pink and green and signature “Skee-Wee” sound, have made everlasting names for themselves in the worlds of politics, literature, entertainment and sports.

Check out six members of Alpha Kappa Alpha in the gallery.

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