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The History of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. To trace its history is to tell a story of changing patterns of human relations in America in the 20th century. The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination. Click here for full history: aka1908.com/about/history
Psi Beta Omega Chapter History
Friday, June 9, 2006, with the leadership of the International Regional Director, Soror Nadine Bonds, the Pearls of the Rising Sun became the eleventh overseas chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Beta Omega Chapter - Tokyo, Japan. This group of professional women undertook a variety of community projects working with the local Kanto Plain military bases, and Japanese communities.
Psi Beta Omega founding Charter members: Sara Porter, Terry Hunter, Marian Leverette, Carla Cooper, Traci Johnson-Hathorn, Traci Polidor, Constance Robinson, Deborah Butler-Alexander, Sherri Thomas, Norise Greene, Abina Billups, Millicent Stoglin, Peggye Wilson, Vera Hicks, Michelle Jones, and Yvette McKenzie.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Psi Beta Omega Chapter, Tokyo, Japan