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Rare 1960s Photograph Shows John F Kennedy With NPHC Sorority Members

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WatchTheYard.com was just submitted this rare photograph from John F Kennedy’s days as a US senator in the 1960s. The photo was taken at Howard University at an American Council on Human Rights workshop and features national officers of all four Divine 9 sororities.

It is interesting to note that many of the women would later go on to do major things for their sororities. Dr. Lorraine A. Williams of Sigma Gamma Rho for example, would go on to be the 9th & 12th International Grand Basileus of her sorority and 1st African-American female Vice President for Academic Affairs at Howard University.

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The caption below the image states:

“WHEN PARTIES MEET — All was pleasant when Mrs. Marjorie Parker, a prominent Washington Republican gives a double hand-clasp to Senator John F. Kennedy, Democratic Presidential Candidate, at the American Council on Human Rights workshop held at Howard University. Other Sorors greeting the Senator and Mrs. Kennedy are (from left to right) Mrs. Dorothy Proctor, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Dr. Lorraine Williams, Sigma Gamma Rho; Dr. Nancy McGee, Zeta Phi Beta; Mrs. Parker, Alpha Kappa Alpha and National president of the American Council on Human Rights.”

 

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This Alpha Kappa Alpha Member is Making History by Opening the First Chick-fil-A in Downtown Los Angeles

Ashley Derby, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Spelman graduate, made history in 2011 when she became the youngest African-American female franchise owner in the history of Chick-fil-A at 26 years old. She making history again by bringing the franchise to downtown Los Angeles.

Derby is an Atlanta native who started working at Chick-fil-A as a teenager to save money for a car. She stuck with the company through her undergrad years at Spelman. Because of her boss’ advice, Derby switched her major to focus on economics and applied for leadership roles at the restaurant.

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In undergrad, she was initiated into Spelman’s Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

With my girls in spirit this year – Happy SpelHouse Homecoming! 💙❤️ #Spelman

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After graduating, Derby did three years of management and development programs for Chick-fil-A before opening a franchise near the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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The AKAs at Southeastern Louisiana University Just Did a Law & Order Themed Yard Show

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University just did a Law & Order themed yard show to start off their fall semester!

COURT IS NOW IN SESSION! The Illustrious Lambda Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University presented their first Fall 2017 “Pretty Wednesday” yard show after 9 years of coming back to the campus.

Watch Lambda O’s Law & Order: Kase Klosed yard show presentation below!


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The AKAs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Are STUNNING

The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are STUNNING.

The ladies Spring 2015 line of the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently celebrated their AKAversary and they teamed up with photographer was Don Lundy from Lundy Lenses (@lundylenses), a member of the Kappa Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to take some amazing pictures.

Check out the photos from their photo shoot below!

  

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