|Linda Marie White|
21 April 1942 |
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||27 February 2010(aged 67)|
Linda Marie White (1942–2010) was Alpha Kappa Alpha's twenty-sixth International President, who served from 2002 to 2006. The daughter of a Pullman porter, Ms. White was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. She graduated from Parker High School, and entered Clark College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. White attained a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Chicago. After graduation, she worked as a Social Security area director. She assumed the duties of International President at Alpha Kappa Alpha's 2002 Boulé in Orlando, Florida.
2002 - 2006 Administration
During her administration as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, White implemented the S.P.I.R.I.T. theme. S.P.I.R.I.T. is an acronym for the following:
The program consisted of initiatives related to health, the African-American family, arts, economics and education. Among other accomplishments, White was also instrumental in implementing the Ivy Reading AKAdemy and the Young Authors Program during her administration.
- McNealey, Earnestine G. (2006). Pearls of Service: The Legacy of America’s First Black Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Chicago: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. p. 251.
- Parker, Marjorie H. (1999). Past is Prologue: The History of Alpha Kappa Alpha 1908-1999. Chicago: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. p. 165.
- Chicago Tribune - Linda M. White, 1942-2010: Former leader of nation’s oldest black sorority
- "Alpha Kappa Alpha Presidents" (PDF). Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. March 20, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
- "Alpha Kappa Alpha Presidents". Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Xi Alpha Chapter. July 18, 2006. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
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