8 Keepsakes Every AKA Needs On Founders’ Day
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On January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded on the campus of Harvard University. The first Greek-letter sorority established by African-American women continues to promote sisterhood and service. Each year members honor their organization on Founders’ Day. And what better way to do so than by sporting oh, so pretty mementos. ESSENCE selected a few lovely pieces at etsy.com for the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Enjoy! Sassy Studio Co.

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Take a sip from this cute wine glass amid your sorors; we're sure it'll entice a few to "skee-wee."

Havenly Mood

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available at havenlymood.Etsy.com $11.99 BUY

"The Original PRETTY" lapel pin is an eye-catching keepsake that'll solicit compliments and pride.

My Greek Letter

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available at mygreekletter.Etsy.com Starting at $25 BUY

You can never go wrong with having a "1908" sweater ready for any occasion.

Manns Awards

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Pack up your laptop in this graphic AKA laptop bag that you'll want to keep on full display.

Justice Jewelry

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The perfect hint of pink and green goes a long way, and this bracelet is just what you'll need to keeping representing for AKA.

Classy Greek

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Add a bit of class to your outfit with these pink and green earrings. These serve as a mementos gift for your favorite AKA.


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Denote Founders' Day by paying homage to founder Ethel Hedgeman Lyle with this "Ethel" sweatshirt.

Mad Luv Creations

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Keep warm with this 'oh, so pretty' handmade beanie hat.



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