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Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter celebrates 75 years

Local-Alpha-Kappa-AlphaLocal Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter celebrates 75 years

Seated l to r: Gwendolyn Welters, Dorothy Edwards, Grace Albert, Ida Ratcliffe and Clayton Lowe; Second row, l to r: Joycelyn Burroughs, Ophelia Wilson, Anna B. Ward, Unidentified Member, Jeanette Gill, Ruby Mizell, Inez Haley and Louise Davis; Third row, l to r: Rose Stewart, Hazel Davis, Mary Ford, Madeleine Portier, Susie Francis, Dolores Bethel, Sara Stewart, Sara Bellinger, Thena Crowder and Eddie Wilson.

From Blogging Black Miami

     Preparations are underway for the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the chartering of Miami’s Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The Chapter’s itinerary of commemorative festivities will include concurrent wreath-laying ceremonies for deceased Chapter presidents; a community service project; and a historic luncheon featuring the organization’s international president, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson. Gamma Zeta Omega is the oldest chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in Florida.

Alpha Kappa Alpha – Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter members pose for a group photo at the springtime Cotton Dress Dance in the 1940s at the Rockland Palace at 829 N.W. Second Ave., Overtown. The dance was held as a fundraiser for scholar-ships and chapter programs.

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