Marjorie Hill, original founder of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Marjorie Hill (died 1909) was one of the original nine of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's twenty founders at Howard University. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first sorority to be founded by African-American women. Although Hill died, the legacy she created with Alpha Kappa Alpha has continued to generate social capital for nearly 100 years.
Howard University and career
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and political science at Howard University in 1908, Hill taught at Morgan College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Hill was a "small, sweet girl" who fulfilled her tasks. She died young in 1909.
- Parker, Marjorie H. Alpha Kappa Alpha: In the Eye of the Beholder. (1979) p. 16.
- "Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial: Founders" (PDF). Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. April 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
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