What Are the 20 Pearls of Alpha Kappa Alpha?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 5:43:49 AM ET
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The 20 pearls of Alpha Kappa Alpha, or AKA, refer to the 20 young women who founded and expanded the sorority beginning in 1908, explains the group's official website. The 20 pearls indicate the nine original founders, seven sophomores who were invited a month later and four women who incorporated the sorority and expanded its influence on college campuses.