Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates women in history

ST. PETERSBURG – Last month, the members of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum, held an open house to commemorate Women’s History Month.

The event enabled the public to learn more about the extraordinary women of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. who were and are trailblazers and pioneering community role models.

Women's History Month Presentation, communityDuring the celebration, guests viewed the sorority’s 60th Anniversary Legacy History Book that chronicled African-American women who cultivated a rich history of sisterhood and service. From the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s beginning in 1955, to its present status as a vibrant, thriving chapter, members continue to carry out the sorority’s motto to be “Supreme in Service to All Mankind.”

Cassandra Williams, chapter president, emphasized that the chapter has provided service to the St. Petersburg community in an exemplary and noteworthy manner, and in appreciation for the community’s support the 60th Anniversary Legacy History Book will remain on file at the St. Petersburg College Midtown Center.

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.

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