A fascinating introduction to Alpha Kappa Alpha’s pioneering members - women who have been active, visionary barrier breakers, seizing every opportunity to make a difference throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This exhibit ensures that their empowering stories continue to inspire and are not left out of recorded history.
Johnson, Mamie Beal
Great Lakes Region
Xi Epsilon Omega and Gamma Phi Omega Chapters
First African American woman to join Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory (1947) where she worked as a mathematician for 22 years and was part of the team that helped develop the automotive seat belt.