10 History-Making AKAs You Don’t Know But Should

10 History-Making AKAs You Don’t Know But Should

Today, Alpha Kappa Alphas around the world are skee-wee’ing to the heavens as they celebrate their Founders Day, upholding a 108-year legacy of service, sisterhood, and scholarship. Founded at Howard University on January 15, 1908, AKA has a continued its reputation of cultivating the brightest and most powerful, trailblazing women. Below are AKAs who have paved the way for us all as the first to ever do what they’ve done. Pay homage.

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Lucy Diggs Slowe

First African American to win a national championship in any sport (tennis)