Members Of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Share What Kamala Harris’ Inauguration Means To Them

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Since I was a little girl, I’ve always understood AKA to be a history-making organization—beyond being the first Black sorority. In fact, many Sorors who have made American, Black, and women’s history, strongly influenced my decision to become a member. There are several who immediately come to mind: Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Dr. Mae Jemison, Dr. Maya Angelou, and Katherine Johnson; now VP-Elect Soror Kamala Harris can add her name to that list. While VP-elect, Soror Kamala Harris has inspired me to have faith in myself and my vision, and I am certainly honored to bear the same letters and pearls, the greater impact is her being a Black woman, because we are all Black women first. Knowing that I can “Skee-wee” around her is a cherry on top.

Monica Sharp

Delta Tau, Fall 2008

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