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North Atlantic Region

Established: 1926
First Regional Director: Thelma B. Boozer
First Regional Conference: July 1930, New York, NY

Geography at Creation
Baltimore (MD), Michigan, Ohio, Philadelphia (PA), Eastern New York, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia,

Geography Today
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, DC

First Undergraduate Chapter Chartered
Alpha (Howard University); January 15, 1908
Charter members: Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Beulah Elizabeth Burke, Lillian Burke, Anna Easter Brown, Lucy Diggs Slowe, Marie Woolfolk Taylor, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Lavinia Norman, Alice P. Murray, Carrie Snowden, Ethel Jones Mowbray, Sarah M. Nutter, Joanna Berry Shields, Harriet J. Terry, Norma Elizabeth Boyd, Marjorie Hill

First Graduate Chapter Chartered
Epsilon Omega (Baltimore, MD); December 2, 1921
Charter members: Vivian Johnson Cook, Miriam Curtiss, Erma Bruce Davis, Lillian Hughes, Vivian Carter Mason, Sadye Martin, Mary Miller, Brandon Moryck, Louise Reynolds, Georgine Wilkins, Annie Woolford

1931 AKA Howard University

Undergraduate & Graduate Chapters at Creation
Undergraduate Chapters – 3
Graduate Chapters – 6

Undergraduate & Graduate Chapters Today
Undergraduate Chapters – 46
Graduate Chapters – 68

Region Highlights

  • Birthplace of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Host to 14 Boules
  • Birthplace of: 6 Founders; Nellie Quander, 1st Supreme Basileus; J. Marjory Jackson, National Hymn composer; and Marjorie Parker, 15th Supreme Basileus, historian
  • Dorothy Ferebee presented the Mississippi Health Project as a national program and served as its Medical Director
  • Norma Boyd proposed the Non-Partisan Council Lobby for Economic on Civil Democratic Rights project, which later became known as the Non Partisan Council on Public Affairs
  • Site of the first national Leadership Conference
  • Home of the Founders Window (Rankin Chapel, Howard University)—designed by artist Lois Martin Jones Pierre-Noel, the 3-paneled stained glass window commemorates the organization’s founding and memorializes its Founders
  • Home of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Archives, established in 1978 at Howard University’s Mooreland-Spingarn Research Center

Regional Directors

Nellie M. Quander
Grace H. Jacobs
Vivian Carter Mason
Erma Bruce Davis
Portia W. Nickens
Norma E. Boyd
Viola Lewis
Thelma B. Boozer
Edna Over Campbell
Sadie D. St. Clair
Mary C. Thomson
Leatha Hermanchandra
Sophie E. Fowler
Ruth A. Scott
Lillian Parrott Murphy
Marjorie Parker
Emma Brinkley
Emma Bright
Aloncita Flood
Esther G. Pollard
Anne Mitchem Davis
Mildred Stuart
Nellie Wolf Gaylord
Ruth Easley
Idell Pugh
Erma Barron
Wilma Holmes Tootle
C. Edith Booker
Joy Elaine Daley
Evelyn Sample-Oates


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