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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., celebrates its 115th year of existence

The local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Delta Omega, will observe the sorority’s Founders’ Day on March 18, 2023. The observance will be held at Corinth CME Church, 26 E. Andrews St. in McRae-Helena, Ga. at 1:00 pm.

It is our great honor to continue to uphold the legacy of our foremothers by being of service in the communities we call home!

The Sorority was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1908, in a time where the opportunity for higher education was not permitted to people of color; however, a group of collegiate women came together 115 years ago to establish the first Greek-letter organization for African-American women. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s founding mothers sought to create a higher standard for African American women, and desired to make strides for change in the world by banding educated, talented, inspirational, and action-oriented women together. Since its inception, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has functioned with the purpose of cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards, promoting unity and friendship among college women, studying and alleviating problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, maintaining a progressive interest in college life, and being of service to all mankind. Today, there are over 335,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, who uphold the sorority’s founding principles and serve communities all over the world. Our local graduate chapter, Phi Delta Omega, has provided various service projects in Toombs, Montgomery, Wheeler, Treutlen and Telfair counties.

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