Margaret Flagg Holmes

Teacher, Organization member

1886 – 1976

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Who was Margaret Flagg Holmes?

Margaret Flagg-Holmes was one of the sixteen founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, at Howard University in Washington, DC. It was the first sorority founded by African-American women.

She went on to earn a Master's in Philosophy at Columbia University in New York. Holmes devoted her energies to teaching academic, or college preparatory, curriculum at the high school level for more than thirty years, mostly in Chicago, Illinois. She was voted "Best Latin Teacher" in the entire city. There Holmes distinguished herself further by leading the history department at Du Sable High School for several years, an unusual leadership role for any woman in those times.

In addition, Holmes served as president and vice-president of the Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha in Chicago, where she was active for more than 30 years in programs for education and health. She also was active with the NAACP and the YWCA.

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Born
Sep 6, 1886
Durham
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Howard University
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • North Carolina
Died
Jan 29, 1976
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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