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AKA Convention: 1931

AKA Convention: 1931

I was scanning my late mother's old photos and I came across this one. My mother's stepmother belonged to the organization - the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - from her college days at Ohio State in the 1920s. This is their 1931 convention at the University of Cincinnati. She's in there somewhere. View full size.

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