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Public invited to celebrate Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Women in History March 22
ST. PETERSBURG — Each year March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in communities throughout the country.
The members of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum, will commemorate the national initiative with an open house Tues., March 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Located at 2240 Ninth Ave. S in St. Petersburg, the event is free so that the public can learn more about the extraordinary women of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. who are and were trailblazers and pioneering role models in the community.
During the celebration, guests can view the sorority’s 60th Anniversary Legacy History Book that chronicles African-American women who cultivated a rich history of sisterhood and service. From Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s beginning in 1955, to its present status as a thriving chapter, members continue to carry out the sorority’s motto to be “Supreme in Service to All Mankind.”
“Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter has a long and distinguished history of which we are very proud. For 60 years, our chapter has provided service to the St. Petersburg community in an exemplary and noteworthy manner,” said Cassandra Williams, chapter president.
“The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is delighted to be the host site for this extraordinary celebration of African-American women’s history within our community,” said Terri Lipsey Scott, chair of the museum’s board.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by black women and was founded on Jan. 15, 1908, at Howard University. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, the organization connects thousands of college-trained women who give of themselves to support community service projects and scholarship programs.