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January 7, 2016.  San Diego, CA.   Chapter President Dr. Donna L. Cook and members of the Epsilon Xi Omega Chapter of the AKA Sorority attended a viewing of the historic movie, Hidden Figures.  The brilliant African American women depicted in the movie as human “computers”, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson were instrumental to the success of the NASA space program and the launching of astronaut John Glen into orbit.   Dr. Cook and the sorority members were beaming with pride as the strong, determined, women scientist and mathematicians, were not only geniuses, but all were members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  The surviving member, Dr. Katherine Johnson, Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree and pioneer in American space history, at age 98, remains an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was the first Greek-lettered organization established and incorporated by college-educated African American women.  Established in 1908, the Alpha Kappa Alpha program still reflects the communal consciousness steeped in the AKA tradition and embodied in AKA’s credo, “To be supreme in service to all mankind.” Charted in 1949, Epsilon Xi Omega is the oldest and largest chapter in San Diego County.  For more information, visit our website at

Randa Trapp, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Xi Omega Chapter, Public Relations Committee

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