Alpha Kappa Alpha Day is an annual celebration dedicated to the creation of the Black Women’s Society. Celebrated January 15th. The date of the celebration has remained unchanged for more than a century.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Society was formed on January 15, 1908, out of Howard University. Student Ethel Hengeman sought equality, the complete elimination of racist injustice against blacks. It is worth noting that the AKA society was one of the first such societies, which later gained great popularity.
To date, the Alpha Kappa Alpha community consists of more than 300 thousand people, and the sphere of influence has already spread far beyond the United States. This association is widely known in Europe, the countries of the East, Asia and Africa.
Alpha Kappa Alpha had many famous people in its lineup. Among them are the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., poetess Maya Angela, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and many others.
- The Alpha Kappa Alpha Society provides comprehensive support to black women, helps them get a job and find their place in the world.
- One of the significant achievements of AKA is the receipt of a grant for the management of the federal employment center.
- The society’s first president was Lucy Slow.
How to celebrate
Happy Alpha Kappa Alpha Day to the black women you know. Learn more about the activities of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the people who were members of the society and played a significant role in US history.
Share information about the holiday on social networks. Let more people know about the activities of the AKA society
When is Alpha Kappa Alpha Day celebrated in 2024?
Alpha Kappa Alpha Day is observed on January 15 each year.