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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

 
 
Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Marker
Inscription.  Phi Omega was established in 1924 as the first graduate chapter in North Carolina of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the nation's oldest African-American sorority. Members have built a legacy of "Service to All Mankind", including development of Ivy Arms Apartments to address a need unmet by private builders. Phi Omega members include the first African-American women elected to the local school board, the City Council, and the state Senate. Dr. Barbara K. Phillips, a Winston-Salem native, served as the sorority's 20th international president.
 
Erected by City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 36° 6.312′ N, 80° 14.029′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (U.S. 311) just east of Carl Russell Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 Carl Russell Ave, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); East Winston Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); R.J.R. Labor Strikes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winston-Salem Chapter of the Black Panther Party (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Street Graded School Site (approx. half a mile away); Tobacco Unionism (approx. half a mile away); Lloyd Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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