The Founders Anna Easter Brown -First Tamiouchos Alpha Chapter. Beulah Elizabeth Burke - Created organization name, motto & colors.
Lillie Burke - Co-created organization motto.
Marjorie Hill- Died: 1909; first Ivy Beyond the Wall. Margaret Flagg Holmes - Member first Constitution & Bylaws Committee.
Ethel Hedgeman Lyle - Named honorary President at 1926 Boule, a title she carried until her death, and which no other woman has held. Lavinia Norman - Presided over the first Ivy Day celebration
Lucy Diggs Slowe - First President, Alpha Chapter
Marie Woolfolk Taylor - Helped organize Kappa Omega Chapter; first President
Norma Elizabeth Boyd -Longest-living Founder Ethel Jones Mowbray - Became Alpha Chapter Basileus President the last semester of her senior year in March 1910 Alice P. Murray - Had a number of articles published by the Howard University Journal Sarah Meriweather Nutter - Charter member Beta Beta Omega Chapter (Charleston, WV) in 1934 Joanna Mary Berry Shields - Member Tau Omega Chapter (New York, NY) Carrie Snowden - Charter member Xi Omega Chapter (Washington, DC) Harriet Josephine Terry - Wrote Alpha Kappa Alpha initiation hymn
Believing that Alpha Kappa Alpha should influence members throughout their lives and “horrified” when met with proposals by some members to form an entirely new organization *, Nellie Quanderinitiated a dynamic plan: theorganization would incorporate and expand. A committee was formed to take appropriate action. Committee members included: Norma Boyd, Julia Brooks, Ethel Jones Mowbray, Nellie Pratt RussellandMinnie Smith. Along withQuander, these members are referred to as the organization’s “Incorporators.” Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was legallyincorporated January 29, 1913.
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