Honorary Members

Jane Addams – First honorary member
Marian Anderson – First African American to sing at the metropolitan Opera
Maya Angelou – Accomplished author, writer-poet, singer, and dancer
Emma C. Chappell – First African American woman to found a commercial bank in the United States
Alice Coachman Davis – First African American woman in the world to win an Olympic gold medal and first African American woman to win a gold medal in track and field
Virginia Johnson – Prima ballerina, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Alicia Keys – Entertainer, Classical Pianist, Actress
Coretta Scott King – Concert artist and activist; president of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change in Atlanta
Nichelle Nichols– Actress and NASA Recruiter
Rosa Louise Parks – “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement”
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt – First Lady, Humanitarian
Ntozake Shange – Author and playwright
Marietta Tree – First U.S. woman ambassador to the United States
Iyanla Vanzant – Author, Television Host and Motivational Speaker