The Pearls Of Alpha Kappa Alpha: The History of Americas First Black Sorority by Earnestine Green McNealeyThe Pearls Of Alpha Kappa Alpha: The History of Americas First Black Sorority
by Earnestine Green McNealey
This is the Official Seventh Edition of the History of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 1908 to 2008, Published by the Sorority
Copyright 2010, True First Printing of this text; 7th edition of the History of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Measures 11.25 x 8.75 x 1.333. Decorative covers and matching dustjacket.
FYI, the other editions of the History of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are as follows:
1st Edition - Alpha Kappa Alpha 1908 - 1958 1958 by Parker
2nd Edition - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sixty Years of Service 1966 by Parker
3rd Edition - In The Eye Of The Beholder 1979 by Parker
4th Edition - Through The Years 1990 by Parker
5th Edition - Past Is Prologue 1999 by Parker
6th Edition - Pearls of Service 2006 by McNealey
7th Edition - Pearls of Alpha Kappa Alpha 2010 by McNealey
2008 Centennial Collection Set (reprints of editions 1 - 5 in a special slipcase)
Editions of the Pictorial History of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are as follows:
An Alpha Kappa Alpha, A Family Album (Volume I) by Parker
An Alpha Kappa Alpha Family Album, Volume 2: Footprints In The Sands of Time - The Legacy by Alpha Kappa Alpha
The Pearls Of Alpha Kappa Alpha: The History of America's First Black Sorority
Membership is for college-educated women. 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'. The sorority was founded on January 15, , at the historically black Howard University in Washington, D. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where they had little power or authority due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Consisting of college-educated women of many diverse backgrounds from around the world, the sorority serves through a membership of more than , women in chapters in the United States and several other countries. After the organization's establishment, Alpha Kappa Alpha has helped to improve social and economic conditions through community service programs. Members have improved education through independent initiatives, contributed to community-building by creating programs and associations, such as the Mississippi Health Clinic, and influenced federal legislation by Congressional lobbying through the National Non-Partisan Lobby on Civil and Democratic Rights.
So it is with extreme sorrow that we bring you the story of Chelsea Janes, the reporter who managed to inadvertently place herself in the crosshairs of the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Anyway, on Wednesday, Janes covered a Washington, D. Kamala Harris D-Calif. The event at D. Let me explain:. While their memberships vary and number in the hundreds of thousands, they each have their own distinct personalities, traditions and culture.
The story starts with the interest group that had desires to start an organization in the south Jersey area that would follow the guidelines of Alpha Kappa Alpha regarding community service. This book will give the reader an overview of the process that it took this particular group of like-minded women to initiate, follow up and execute their plan. Once the chapter became official, the book highlights the various administrations that were elected to guide the members through a series of programs that varied every four years.
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Together with eight other coeds at the mecca for Negro education, Hedgeman crafted a design that not only fostered interaction, stimulation, and ethical growth among members; but also provided hope for the masses. The programming was a prelude to the thousands of pioneering and enduring initiatives that eventually defined the Alpha Kappa Alpha brand., Since the beginning in , the mission of the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has been to cultivate scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, and to be of service to all mankind.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. This organization was founded on two key themes. The first is the importance of the individual. The second is the strength of an organization of women of ability and courage. The sorority formed to serve an African American community that faced the growing challenge of racial discrimination and injustice in the early 20th Century United States. The members of Alpha Kappa Sorority come from diverse backgrounds and are known for a variety of contributions.