Lavinia Norman

Teacher, Organization member

1882 – 1983

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Who was Lavinia Norman?

Lavinia Norman was one of the sixteen original founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African-American women, at Howard University. She was one of a small minority of women who attended college at all. In addition Norman did graduate work and taught at Douglas High school in Huntington, West Virginia, for more than 40 years. When teaching was considered one of the most critical and prestigious careers for a developing nation.

A devoted educator, Norman was a charter member of the Beta Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in Huntington and helped build social capital in her community.

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Born
Dec 14, 1882
Montgomery
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Howard University
Died
Jan 22, 1983
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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