From Clutch Magazine: This week, sorority members from across the nation will be celebrating in crimson and cream, and pink and green.
[On January 13th], the members Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated 100 years of sisterhood with a series of centennial events throughout the District of Columbia and other major cities across the country.
And [on January 15th], the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha will celebrate 105 years of service and growth.
As two of the country’s largest African-American sororities gather to honor Founder’s Day this week, let’s take a look at famous Black sorority and fraternity members — some you may know, others are not so well-known.
1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King was a civil rights leader and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He became a member while studying as a grad student at Boston University.
2. Cedric “The Entertainer”
This comedian and actor is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
3. Alicia Keys
Keys became an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha in 2004.
4. Nikki Giovanni
Giovanni is a well-known member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
5. Steve Harvey
This media mogul a member of Omega Psi Phi.
6. Keisha Knight Pulliam
This former Cosby Show kid was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta at Spelman College in Atlanta.
7. Towanda Braxton
Towanda pledged Zeta Phi Beta long before she was on Braxton Family Values. She joined the sorority while studying at Bowie State University in Maryland.
8. Omari Hardwick
This Hollywood heart-throb is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
9. Jada Pinkett Smith
Smith is an honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority member.
10. Sheryl Underwood
Underwood is a comedienne and the 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
11. Kelly Price
This soul singer became an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho in 2006.
12. Roland Martin
Martin became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha at Texas A&M in 1989.
13. Marvin Sapp
The “Never Would Have Made It” singer is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
14. Aretha Franklin
Franklin an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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