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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has a membership of over 170,000 college women in all fifty states and several foreign countries.  Here is a partial listing of some of the sorority's most famous members:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Famous Members

  • Marian Anderson
First Black woman to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Dr. Maya Angelou
Renowned novelist, poet, educator, dancer. National Ambassador for the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, Grammy winner for Best Spoken Word.
  • Suzette Charles
Miss America 1984, contemporary singer and actress
  • Ella Fitzgerald
Internationally famous jazz singer, known as the "First Lady of Song". 
  • Dr. Mae Jemison
An accomplished physician, she became the first African-American woman astronaut as a member of the Shuttle Endeavour crew in 1992. 
  • Star Jones
Lawyer, former assistant district attorney and former NBC news correspondent. She is also a past 2nd Supreme President of AKA. She is currently a co-host of TV Show "The View".
  • Coretta Scott King
Civil Rights Activist, Director of Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change and Civil Rights Activism. 
  • Gladys Knight
Accomplished singer and actress. 
  • Toni Morrison
Nobel prize winning novelist and poet whose works include Song of Solomon and Beloved. 
  • Ntozake Shaunge
Author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. 
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith
Actress whose works include: Matrix: Revolutions, The Nutty Professor, Set It Off, Menace II Society, and A Different World. 

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