International History

Howard University student, Ethyl Hedgeman dreamed of a sisterhood of like-minded women coming together to uplift and serve the community. On January 15th, 1908 her vision was fulfilled as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was created – the first Greek-lettered sorority created by black women. In 1913, Nellie M. Quander led the incorporation of Alpha Kappa Alpha and ensured it perpetuity. The rest is HERstory!

Throughout the years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has been on the forefront of social change, educational programs, and global healthcare initiatives. With the pillars of sisterhood and service to all mankind, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has expanded with over 300,000 members and chapters throughout the USA, US Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Germany, Liberia, South Korea, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the Middles East.

Please visit our international website at for more information on the international history of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

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