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Friday, June 28, 2013

LUCY DIGGS SLOWE, AFRICAN AMERICAN ADMINISTRATOR, EDUCATOR, AND WOMAN OF MANY FIRSTS

"Lucy Diggs Slowe (July 4, 1885 - October 21, 1937) was one of the original sixteen founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African-American women. She was one of the nine original founders of the sorority in 1908 at Howard University. Her legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha has continued to generate social capital for over 100 years. Transcending the era's limits, Lucy Slowe was a woman of many "firsts".

In 1922, Slowe was appointed the first Dean of Women at Howard University. She continued as a college administrator at Howard for 15 years, service ended by her death. In addition, Slowe created and led two professional associations to support college administrators. In her leadership as an educator and college administrator, Slowe created important social capital."
 
 
 
 
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