“Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Twenty Pearls”

  • Original: Anna Easter Brown. Beulah Burke. Lillie Burke. Marjorie Hill. Margaret Flagg Holmes. …
  • Sophomores: Norma Boyd. Ethel Jones Mowbray. Alice Murray. Sarah Meriweather Nutter. …
  • Incorporators: Norma Boyd (Sophomore) Julia Brooks. Ethel Jones Mowbray (Sophomore) Nellie Quander.

What does 20 pearls mean for AKA?

Alex Wong//Getty Images. AKA was the first African-American Greek-letter sorority, and its founders are referred to as the “Twenty Pearls.” Pearls have long been the emblem of the sorority, and every new member is given a badge with 20 pearls.

Who makes up the 20 pearls of AKA?


Murray, Carrie Snowden, and Harriet Josephine Terry along with the incorporators Julia Evangeline Brooks, Nellie Quander, Nellie Pratt Russell, and Minnie B. Smith. These women became what are known as the 20 Pearls of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

How can I watch 20 pearls aka documentary?

Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a documentary movie is available to stream now. Watch it on Tubi – Free Movies & TV, Vudu, Plex – Free Movies & TV, Prime Video, Gravitas Movies or Apple TV on your Roku device.

What does Ivy Leaf mean aka?

This is the official symbol/plant of AKA. A three-leafed plant, the Ivy represents strength, endurance, and vitality for members. Safeguarding the brand is something that members of AKA are taught upon their entrance into the organization.

How many pearls do deltas wear?

How many pearls do deltas wear? The Delta Sigma Theta symbols are in the center of the brooch surrounded by 22 pearls and 9 jewels.

How many years is a pearl Soror AKA?

We are proud of the diversity of our current chapter membership and are home to several Pearl Members (65+ years of service), Golden Members (50+ years of service) and many Silver Members (25+ years of service).

Where can I watch the 30 day documentary?

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What does a pearl mean in a sorority?

What is a Pearl? A Pearl is defined as a precious thing; the finest example of something. Pearls are often displayed to show their value and handled in a way that reflects their precious nature. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its more than 290,000 members worldwide are pearls and THESE PEARLS DON’T HAZE!

What does AA grade pearls mean?

The AAA-A System

This grading system ranks pearls from AAA to A, with AAA being the highest. AAA: Nearly flawless pearls with a high luster and a surface that’s 95 percent free of defects. AA: High luster with a surface that’s 75 percent free of defects. A: Lower luster and defects on more than 25 percent of the

What does giving someone pearls mean?

Traditionally, pearls have represented concepts like love, purity, and wisdom. If someone gives you a pearl, they probably care about you very much and want to express their love in a unique and timeless way.

What is the flower for AKA?

Tea Rose

Tea Rose – official flower of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Why do AKA use a frog?

Within the organization of Alpha Kappa Alpha it’s not traditional that members collect animals of any kind. The organization is represented by the ivy leaf and pearls only. Now some members do collect “frogs” which symbolize that the organization was growing in leaps and reaching new bounds.

What is a diamond Soror AKA?

Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first sorority for black college educated women and was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1908. There are more than 200,000 members worldwide. A “Diamond Soror” has the distinction of being an active member for 75 years.