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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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Toni Morrison

MAY 12: Toni Morrison, a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor during the autograph session in the L’arbre a Lettres bookstore on May, 12, 2009 in Paris, France- Shutterstock

Morrison, one of the most well knownauthors in American history, pledged AKA in 1950 at Howard.

The esteemed writer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her 1988 book, Beloved, which Oprah Winfrey adapted into a movie in 1998. Morrison also won the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1993, becoming the first African-American to do so, and she was described by the organization as someone “who gives life to an essential aspect of American reality.” In 2012, President Barack Obama recognized for her contributions to the American society and honored Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  

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