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HISTORY OF
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Incorporated®

“Together we can build Omega Beta Omega. Together we can set new directions for the future. Together nothing is impossible.

INTRODUCTION

In 1824, the community now known as Yazoo City was founded. Continue...

DEDICATION

This book is dedicated to the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Continue...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Incorporated®​

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was organized on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D. C., during the 1907-1908 academic year, making it the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by women of color. Ethel Hedgeman, then a member of the junior class, returned from summer vacation inspired to meet with women of like mind to organize a sorority.

In Miner Hall, Ethel and her friends formed a group of nine to pursue this dream. Included were the Burke sisters (Beulah and Lillie), Margaret Flagg Holmes, Marjorie Hill, Lucy Slowe, Marie Woolfolk Taylor, Anna Easter Brown and Lavinia Norman. In January 1908, the organization became a recognized campus group and the official life of Alpha Kappa Alpha has been continuous since that time.

"Global Leadership Through Timeless Service"

As members of Omega Beta Omega a Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., sorors will join forces in the spirit of the sisterhood to continue to provide excellent leadership as it continues to write the Timeless History of this chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is an organization and a union of thousands of college trained women is bound by powerful mystique. It is a real and moving factor in the life of students at more than three hundred institutions of higher learning. The sorority is recognized for social actions and a strong ally in the continuing struggle for civil and human rights.

As Alpha Kappa Alpha grows, it seeks to keep in balance two very important ideas: (1) the importance of the individual and the strength of an organization of women of courage and ability; and (2) united by their acceptance of common values and their surviving toward common goals. This strength is drawn from past associations, memories of fellowship experienced in the past, and the hopes and dreams of members who will carry on the Alpha Kappa Alpha of tomorrow.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

The tradition of achievement and service continues to characterize the sorority and its members in college and community chapters. It represents one of the positive life forces in our society with which individuals, consciously or unconsciously, seek to be identified with.

Finally, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is proud of its role as a trailblazer and a pioneer in staking out new directions for organizational service and social action. Simultaneously, the sorority is aware of its responsibility this role creates because so many other organizations tend to measure their own accomplishments by comparisons with Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Omega Beta Omega Chapter

On Saturday evening, May 16, 2015, a group of energetic, bold and dedicated Alpha Kappa Alpha women charted a good course and organized a new chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the McCoy Elementary School Cafetorium in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

The Regional Director, Soror Mary Conner of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, established the new chapter, Omega Beta Omega, with sorors from Jackson, Mississippi, Canton, Mississippi, and Greenwood, Mississippi witnessing the chartering of the chapter. The following chapters played a vital role in the chapter’s chartering, by recommending the chapter be formed: Mu Xi Omega (Vicksburg, MS), Beta Delta Omega (Jackson, MS), Rho Lambda Omega (Jackson, MS), Kappa Alpha Omega (Greenwood, MS) and Upsilon Upsilon Omega (Canton, MS)
The Mayor of Yazoo City at that time was McArthur Straughter and the Police Chief was Eric Snow. Both supported the efforts of forming this chapter. Upsilon Upsilon Omega Chapter in Canton, MS (Madison County), since in its inception, covered a wide area including Yazoo County. With changing times and increase demands for effective service on the local level from sorors, a chapter was established, in Yazoo City, MS to concentrate its efforts in Yazoo County. Realizing their purpose as Alpha Kappa Alpha women, the dedicated sorors of Omega Beta Omega have been consistent in rendering service to the communities in which they have lived since its inception.