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

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

The incomparable Rashad joined Alpha Kappa Alpha as a student at her beloved Howard University.

“Howard University affords not only a structure but a foundation as well, for the human being. As a student you would always feel your connection to the legacy of the institution,” she said in an interview discussing the school’s Charter Day in 2009. “You don’t feel a part of that legacy, but in truth you are. From the time you enter, you become a part of this living legacy that is Howard University.”

Rashad is known for her role in the classic sitcom The Cosby Show, in which she played Clair Huxtable, a wise, tough, loving mother and lawyer. In 2004, she made history by becoming the first African-American actress to win a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role in A Raisin in the Sun.

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