Famous AKA's



    Alpha Kappa Alpha Women are distinctive women. These leaders and innovators are active in their communities and countries. From poets to politicians, these phenomenal women are role models for young people all over the world.

Maya Angelou

Novelist, poet, and educator. First African-American poet to read at a presidential inauguration, Pulitzer prize winning poet

Marian Anderson

A Human Rights Activist, Delegate to the United Nations, and the first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.

Starlet (Star) Jones

Co- Host of the View talk show, lawyer, former legal analyst for Inside Edition, Today and The Nightly News.

Dr. Mae Jemison

1st African-American astronaut

Toni Morrison

Author of Pulitzer Prize winning Beloved, 1st African-American to receive a Nobel Prize in literature

Rosa Parks

Mother of the Civil Rights movement and honored in "Fifty Black Women who Changed America"

Eleanor Roosevelt

Humanitarian and former First Lady of the United States.

Angie Brookes

1st women President of the United Nations

Gladys Knight

Accomplished singer and actress

Jewell Jackson McCabe

President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Coretta Scott King

Activist, Founder of the National Political Congress of Black Women, Inc., Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for social change and civil rights.

Phylicia Rashad

Actress best known for starring on the award winning Cosby Show and Cosby television series

Dr. Marilyn Hughes-Gatson

Assistant Surgeon General

Bettiann Gueno Gardner

Co-Chairman of Soft Sheen Products

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Accomplished Actress

Sharon Pratt Kelly

1st woman to serve as Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Marjorie Judith Vincent

Miss America 1991

Yvonne Braithwaite-Burke

Former Congresswoman from California and the 1st woman to chair the Democratic National Convention

Ethel Hedgeman Lyle

Founder and "guiding light" of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Gwendolyn Calbert Baker, PhD.

President of the United States Committee for UNICEF.

Angie Brookes

The first woman President of the United Nations.

Suzette Charles

Miss America 1984, contemporary singer and actress

Vonetta Flowers

First African-American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics for bobsledding.

Bettiann Guena Gardner

Co-Chairwoman of Soft Sheen Products.

Yvette Lee

Producer of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and A Different World, and creator and executive producer of Living Single.

Lt. Col. Anita McMiller

Deputy Legislative Assistant to Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff.

Nichelle Nichols

Actress and Activist; Star Role as Lt. Uhura of Star Trek.

Jomarie Payton Noble

Humanitarian and actress; star of Family Matters.

Hazel O'Leary

United States Secretary for the Department of Energy.

Suzanne de Passe

Chairman and CEO of de Passe Entertainment.

Lois Marion Roselyn Perinchief

First African-American woman to become Mayor of Bermuda (1997-2000).

Marietta Tree

First U.S. Woman Ambassador to the United Nations.

C. Delores Tucker

National Chairman of the National political Congress of Black Women.

Dr. Debbye Turner

Humanitarian and Miss America, 1990.

Marjorie Judith Vincent

Miss America, 1991.

Diane Watson

The first Black woman to preside over the California State Senate.

Faye Wattleton

The first woman to head the Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Alicia Keys


Song writer and Singer