Found 2 collections related to African American Greek letter societies

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 412
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is the first African American Greek sorority. It was founded in 1908, by nine college students on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. AKA currently has members in graduate and... more
Knights of Pythias
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 504
19 linear feet (14 record cartons, 3 flat boxes)
In 1869, the Knights of Pythias Supreme Lodge held a meeting in Richmond, Virginia, to discuss instituting a charter for an African-American lodge. Although the charter was denied, it prompted black men to create their own fraternal lodge. Dr.... more