“When you do a fraternity or a sorcery, you learn the names of the founders and the year it was founded,” he told CNN. “But the detailed history in this documentary, we did not learn it as a pledge.”
“Twenty Pearl” tells the story of the first black sorority, founded in 1908 by nine women enrolled at Howard University.
As a member, AKAs currently has more than 300,000 worldwide. Along with Rashad, the organization’s first African-American female astronaut, May C. Jameson and the current Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris.
Vice President Harris is among the women interviewed for the film by director Deborah Riley Draper.
Rashad said that the spirit of brotherhood among women has been important in the lives of many of its members.
The respected actress pledged during a time, including Drs. This included the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose wife Coretta Scott King was also AKA.
Rashad said one of the things he loves about the documentary is that it is focusing on being at the forefront of a lot in history, including a healthcare service he did in Mississippi during the Great Depression Who had been victimized under Jim Crow laws to help vaccinate black people.
“To learn about activism among women with this documentary in 1923, I’m talking about political activism,” she said. “Not being asked to participate – in the Women’s Victim Movement – however, that could not stop women [of AKA] By action. “
“Women were never idle,” Rashad said of those original members and those who followed them in the early years. “They were very active socially, politically, advancing for education, rising for equal rights, advancing for equality. Not only sat there complaining about it, but showing up Were.”
This continues today as the country continues to wrestle itself with a racial vengeance.
Rushd said that his agony was established with “intent to uplift” and that the mission is sustained.
“We will persist in giving to the good,” he said.