Congratulations men of ‘Omega Psi Phi’ fraternity on your 100th Anniversary. Continue doing great things!
Omega Psi Phi(ΩΨΦ) is a fraternity and is the first African-American national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University University in Washington, D.C. according to Wikipedia.
The founders were three Howard University juniors, Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, and their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Each of the founders graduated and went on to have distinguished careers in their chosen fields: Bishop Edgar Amos Love became Bishop of the United Methodist Church; Dr. Oscar James Cooper became a prominent physician, who practiced in Philadelphia for over 50 years; Professor Frank Coleman became the Chairman of the Department of Physics at Howard University for many years; and Dr. Ernest E. Just became a world-renowned biologist.
On November 23, 1911 in Thirkield Hall, Love became the first Grand Basileus (National President). Cooper and Coleman were selected to be the Grand Keeper of the Records (National Secretary) and Grand Keeper of Seals (National Treasurer), respectively. Eleven Howard University undergraduate men were selected to be the charter members.
The fraternity has worked to build a strong and effective force of men dedicated to its Cardinal Principles of manhooh, scholarship, perseverance and uplift. In 1927, at the urging of fraternity member Carter G. Woodson, the fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an annual observance and it continues today as Black History Month.
Since 1945, the fraternity has undertaken a National Social Action Program to meet the needs of African Americans in the areas of health, housing, civil rights, and education. Omega Psi Phi has been a patron of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) since 1955, providing an annual gift of $50,000 to the program. Omega Psi Phi is a National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) member.
Congratulations Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on your 100th Anniversary. Continue doing great things in the Detroit area.
Omega Psi Phi Detroit, MI -Nu Omega Chapter
Talented Tenth District
235 East Ferry Street
Detroit, Michigan 48202
313 – 872 – 1646
Wayne State university Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was chartered in 1923.
Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continue doing great things in Detroit.
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