Alpha Kappa Alpha founders
Courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha founders
Courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha

Founded in 1908 at Howard University, the sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha marks its 106-year anniversary today. Here are some notable members.

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1. Phylicia Rashad
Alpha chapter
Actress

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2. Toni Morrison
Alpha chapter
Author

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3. Alicia Keys
Honorary member
Entertainer

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4. Maya Angelou
Honorary member
Author

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5. Kamala Harris
Alpha chapter
First African-American and South Asian attorney general of California

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6. Eleanor Roosevelt
Honorary member
First lady of the United States, humanitarian

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7. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Eta Beta Omega chapter
First female president of Liberia

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8. Wanda Sykes
Gamma Theta chapter
Comedian

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9. Edwidge Danticat
Theta Psi Omega chapter
Author

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10. Jada Pinkett Smith
Honorary member
Actress

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