'About a month after my Dec. 5, 1980 initiation, I was home in Washington, D.C. for Christmas break and my (paternal) great-uncle, who was in his late 60s at the time, said to me, 'I heard you joined that ‘little’ group that Miss Boyd belongs to.' Then, my maternal grandmother, who was 69, chimed in, 'Yeah, she was my math teacher too.''Editors note: Remember Reed had just gotten off line, after being drilled for months about the history of Alpha Kappa Alpha.'So I said, 'Miss Boyd? Do you mean Norma Boyd? You know Norma Boyd?' Needless to say, I was floored! My uncle said, 'Yeah, she was our teacher, she lives up on Webster Street, I’ll take you up to meet her one day while you are home.' So, true to his word, he took me to meet her and we made the photo and she gave me a signed copy of her book, “A Love That Equals My Labors.”Norma Elizabeth Boyd was one of the seven 'Sophomores,' who helped form AKA in 1908. When she died in 1985, she was the organization's last surviving Founder.'It was a very humbling, treasured experience,'' Reed said.