Lucy Diggs Slowe (July 4, 1885-October 21, 1937) was an educator and athlete. She was the first black woman to be the Dean of Women at any American institution, serving as the Dean of Women at Howard University. Slowe was a tennis champion, winning the national title of the American Tennis Association's first tournament in 1917. She was the first African American woman to win a major sports title. Slowe was one of the original founding members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at Howard University. She served as the chapter's first president and was instrumental in drafting the sorority's constitution. She founded the National Association of College Women and served as the first president. She also founded the Association of Advisors to Women in Colored Schools.
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