Saturday, December 4, 2010

104 Years Strong

On behalf of the "SophistiKats" of "The Sophisticate Chronicles" we would like to wish a Happy PHouders Day to the Distinguished Gentlemen of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.!!

December 4, 1906. .104 years ago today on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York the vision for African American collegiate men to have a fraternal brotherhood established on a University or College campus. .was brought to LIGHT by 7 courageous young men!!

Those young men will forever be known as the "7 Jewels" of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Henry Arthur Callis

Charles Henry Chapman

Eugene Kinkle Jones

George Biddle Kelly

Nathaniel Allison Murray

Robert Harold Ogle

Vertner Woodon Tandy

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the First African American Inter-Collegiate Greek Letter Organization.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. prides itself on developing leaders, promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for their communities.

Historically some of the most promient men of the African American community have been members. .

W.E.B. Du Bois
Duke Ellington
Frederick Douglas
Garrett Morgan
Martin Luther King Jr.
John H. Johnson
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Thurgood Marshall
Jackie Robinson
Jesse Owens
Donny Hathaway
Frederick Patterson
Cornell West
And the List Goes on. .

May you all continue to live up to the aims and vision that your founders set before you. Onward and Upward!!
For more information on Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

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