An Alpha Kappa Alpha metal logo with a small metal loop attached to the top. The pendant is shaped like three books. Two of the books are on top of each other while the third book is leaning against them. One of the books has the A. K. A. seal on the cover, while another has lettering on the spine that reads “THE HISTORY OF / ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA / 1908-1999.”
An Alpha Kappa Alpha metal pendant with a small metal loop attached to the top. The circular pendant is gold in color and has an ornate filigreed border. The Alpha Kappa Alpha seal is embossed at center.
A shiny green jacket with embroidery on the front and back. The jacket’s sleeve cuff, waist, and collar are made of elastic material. The jacket has a white lining and a black zipper down front. Embroidery on the proper right chest of the jacket reads "Sara." Embroidery on the proper left chest of the jacket reads “A.K.A." The Alpha Kappa Alpha seal and the Alpha Kappa Alpha motto are embroidered on the jackets back.
A hardcover book titled “We Made it Happen” published by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The cover is green and has gold lettering. The book lists the donations made by chapters and sorrors toward the construction costs of the Ivy Center in Chicago.
The oral history consists of 2016.129.10.1a and 2016.129.10.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
Cheryl Bailey Solomon was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Ms. Solomon donated several Delta Sigma Theta items including bucket hats, pledge pins, a water glass, and a floor mat, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this oral history interview Cheryl Bailey Solomon talks about why she pledged Delta Sigma Theta while attending the HBCU Coppin State College and what that experience was like.
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