*Block Starz Music Television LLC, maker’s of the award-nominated Oscar Micheaux documentary “The Czar of Black Hollywood,” has produced a video tribute to the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha in recognition of their Founder’s Day (Jan 15) .

In 1908, on the fifteenth of January at historically-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., nine coeds, led by Ethel Hedgeman, courageously broke with tradition and founded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, or “A-K-A”, the first college sorority started and incorporated by African American women.