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Old 04-07-2021, 02:03 PM
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Legacy Highlighted in ‘Twenty Pearls’ Documentary

https://www.blackenterprise.com/alph...ia-rashad/amp/

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Actress and director Phylicia Rashad is involved in a project on the horizon about the first Black Greek-letter sorority. The documentary called Twenty Pearls chronicles the organization’s history. Ironically, Rashad graduated from Howard University, magna cum laude. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

According to a statement, Rashad narrates the organization’s journey through 113 provocative years. Interviews include Alpha Kappa Alpha International President and CEO Dr. Glenda Glover, Vice President Kamala Harris, Miss Universe Ireland 2019 Fionnghuala O’Reilly, Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, and many more are reportedly included, in addition to archival assets. It was also reported that the organization has now grown to more than 300,000 members internationally. Another milestone for the sorority is that it is reportedly the first African American Greek-letter organization to distribute a full-length, feature documentary film.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:45 AM
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I did not know Phylicia Rashad is an AKA. I loved her on Tuesday night's episode of This Is Us. "I am a woman of the times."

Sidenote, I used to work with the mother of Fionnghuala O’Reilly (Miss Universe Ireland 2019).

Additional sidenote, why does the article say it's ironic that Phylicia Rashad went to Howard and is an AKA? It would be ironic if the narrator of a documentary about Alpha Kappa Alpha was actually a Delta.
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:01 AM
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Additional sidenote, why does the article say it's ironic that Phylicia Rashad went to Howard and is an AKA? It would be ironic if the narrator of a documentary about Alpha Kappa Alpha was actually a Delta.
I wondered the same thing. Seemed like a strange use of the word.
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