Logo pin for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

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2 images
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908
Hedgeman Lyle, Ethel, American, 1887 - 1950
Nellie Quander, American, 1880 - 1961
Medium
metal
Dimensions
1 3/16 x 3/4 x 1/8 in. (3 x 1.9 x 0.3 cm)
Type
logos
Date
ca. 1918
Description
Alpha Kappa Alpha metal logo with a small metal loop attached to the top of each. The pendants are gold ovals with a portrait of Nellie Quander on embossed one side. Text under the portrait reads “Nellie/Quander / 1911-1918 / FIRST SUPREME BASILEUS.” On the other side of the pendants a portrait of Ethel Hedgeman Lyle is embossed. Text under this portrait reads “ETHEL HEDGEMAN LYLE / 1908 / FOUNDER OF A K A.”
Topic
African American
Education
Sororities
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Historical Society of Washington, DC and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Object number
2013.133.2.15.2
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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