Flyer: AKA Holiday Soiree, 1979

AKA Holiday Soiree Flyer
Courtesy Connie Nathan

Flyer for the AKA Lambda Upsilon Chapter's 3rd Annual Holiday Soiree, 1979

When I recall my experiences at MIT it is synonymous with Lambda Upsilon, perhaps because it was part of my college life for the entire four years. I can remember those monthly bake sales in the Great Hall, retreats sponsored by [MIT Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Mary Hope], rush teas in the Green and Brown living rooms in McCormick Hall, our Holiday Soiree in the Student Center and parties in Walker Memorial. I am not sure if I realized that when I became soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha it was a lifetime gift enabling me to always find connections with women like me and securing us a small space in the MIT history book.

My most treasured memory is the day we finally 'went over'. We put so much effort into that day, from making sure we had coordinated outfits that would look appropriate on all of us to putting on a show for our MIT black community. We must have changed clothes 4 or 5 times that day. We left quite a legacy for other women to follow.

Connie Nathan, BAMIT Newsletter, February 2014

Timeline: 1970s
Life: Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)
Career: Community
Object: Document
Collection: Greek Life, Harvard, Howard University, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Students, Wellesley, Women