Alpha Kappa Alpha
January 15, 2011 by Post Team
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Former New Jersey Supreme Court John E. Wallace of Washington Township will receive “A Drum Major for Justice Award” at a tribute service civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 17.
The service will be held at 11 am at St. John Baptist Church, 30 Street & Mitchell and is sponsored by Theta Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,”Service Inc. The theme is “The 25th National Day of a inheritance. “The sorority also attends the national day of service of the king of partying Federal not simply a day off, but a day to honor its commitment to community service.
The sorority will recognize the contributions that Wallace has advanced the cause of civil rights, justice and equality. Wallace has spent over 30 years on the bench and was only the second black to serve on the state Supreme Court. Former Governor James McGreevy appointed him. His term ended in May.
True to its tradition of service that day, AKA members also provide meals for about 150 people in Camden for homeless and distribute toiletries, hats, gloves and scarves donated by members.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority”a was created 15 January 1908 at Howard University in Washington, DC, and is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college women. The former South Jersey Chapter, Theta Pi Omega Chapter has over 150 members and serves Burlington, Camden and Gloucester County communities.
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