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editor's review Greetings DID YOU PAY DUES IN SEPTEMBER? There has been a real concern among some Brothers who paid dues in the fall — and, yet, failed to receive the last two issues of The Sphinx. Let me remind you that our structure calls for pre-payment of dues for the upcoming fiscal year (which begins on January 1st). Thus all Brothers who paid possess the Diamond Jubilee passcard and will receive four (4) issues of The Sphinx — beginning with this issue and culminating with Winter 1 9 8 1 . . . . Our cover story is a magnificent feature by former Publications Chairman HANLEY J. NORMENT. Brother Norment (on behalf of The Sphinx) was one of the first journalists granted an interview with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development SAMUEL R. PIERCE, JR. In the flurry of activity following the Reagan inauguration, few toplevel officials were available for in-depth interviews; but Brother Pierce made time for Alpha. This, according to the article, prompted one amazed HUD staffer to remark. "The Secretary must think a lot of his Fraternity!" Credit, too, the quiet persistence of Brother Norment. This article is " m u s t " reading, shedding valuable light on another outstanding Brother of Alpha. We must note, as does the article, that six (6) Blacks have thus far attained cabinet status in the executive branch of American government: Robert Weaver; Patricia Roberts Harris; Donald McHenry; and, three Alpha men, WILLIAM COLEMAN, JR.; ANDREW YOUNG; and Secretary PIERCE COMMENTARY: Unfortunately, we have been unable to attain a clear gauge of the Brother's reaction to the newly instituted Commentary section. We must repeat our contention that, while we are certainly concerned with chapter activities and the accomplishments of Brothers, we deem this feature ESSENTIAL. The Sphinx is in a unique position in that it reaches and has a personal identification with more leaders of Black America (present and future) than any other magazine. Further, the state of the American press is becoming increasingly obvious; i.e., inaccuracies, out-and-out hoax, etc. It should be clear to all that in such a climate (coupled with the right-wing mood of this nation) Blacks would be foolish to totally rely on the majority press for facts and/or opinion on critical issues. A brief example would be a story which ran on Page 1 of a major daily newspaper with the headline, "BLACK GHETTO SPREADS." Rather than documenting the growing desolation of this city's neighborhoods by an expanding Black populus, the article under this blaring headline was merely a rehash of Census Bureau statistics noting the growth of the city's Black population and the dispersion of this group into new neighborhoods — outside the clearly defined "ghetto" which had once restricted them. An accompanying graphic included in this expanding "ghetto" a number of stable residential neighborhoods (primarily consisting of single family homes) with definite middle-class characteristics. Economic and social conditions aside, however, the general public (especially the already frightened white population) was led to believe that the movement of Black folks into these neighborhoods transformed them into "ghettoes" — with all the connotations thereof. Because of this situation, we are proud to bring articles of opinion to Brothers — from Brothers dedicated to "telling it like it is." . Brother WALTER SULLIVAN, Dean of Academic Affairs at Fort Valley State University (Georgia) and the new Chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc., debuts in this issue with a regular column on the educational activities of the Fraternity and the Foundation . . . An article of special interest to Fraternity members is included in this issue — reprinted from U.S. News & World Report. This feature, for the first time in a long time, gives the public a glimpse of the contributions being made to our people by those of us blessed with some education and success (albeit limited). Naturally, the article cites the Alpha Phi Alpha Million Dollar Fund Drive as one such example We urge you to continue your contributions to this worthwhile goal. As a postscript we would note that four of the five men pictured in the article are Alphas, to wit: T. M. Alexander, Sr,; HUD Secretary Pierce; NIH Director John Slaughter; and Supreme Court Justice Marshall. . . . As Editor, I receive tons of speeches offered for reprint. Each is read; but most would have limited impact in The Sphinx — mostly because of an extremely local slant or because the information contained therein has been recently carried. Not so with the Founders Day Address given in 1 9 8 0 by Brother JOSEPH GAYLES, President of Talladega College. His address (and our Legacy feature) is a clarion call to the principles of Alpha Phi Alpha — especially appropriate in our 75th Anniversary year . EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT " D A L L A S " — This issue is your personal invitation to the Diamond Jubilee Convention! Pages 22 thru 24 explore the "Happenings" in J. R.'s city; "Highlights" of the convention program are given on Page 2 1 ; and, our special insert contains registration forms for the Convention (Brothers, Wives, and Children); the Hotels; the Golf and Tennis tournaments; as well as the host chapter's Western Extravaganza to be held at the State Fairgrounds. Also, the Alpha Workshop section (Page 6) outlines Awards Procedures for those of you anxious to walk away from Dallas with trophy in hand; and, at least two states (Oklahoma and Louisiana) plan get-togethers for all Brothers who "crossed the sands" in their territory (see Page 27). If we forgot something. LET US KNOW!!! . . . In closing, we must pause to pay tribute to a dynamic Alpha Man who has recently joined Omega Chapter — Brother ARCHIBALD CAREY, JR. All Brothers are asked to take a moment to review the astounding career to this stalwart (see Omega Chapter) and join with his family and this nation in mourning his passing. . . . Until next issue . . . MJP

on the drawing board • NCAA Gets An Alpha for President • Willie Brown: Speaker of the House • Distinguished Collegians — 1981




MICHAEL J. PRICE, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors: Julius R. Hall, Bradford Spencer, Walter E. Tyson, Contributing Editors: James B. Blanton, Alpha Workshop; Julius R. Hall, College Scene; Laurence T. Young, Sr., Omega Chapter; James R. Williams, Ex Officio. Commentary Columnists: Andrew Young, Lu Palmer, Michael Price, Erwin France, Huel Perkins.



MR. SECRETARY — Alpha Chapter initiate Samuel R. Pierce, Jr., joins the Regan cabinet in Alpha's (and his Chapter's) 75th year. FOCUS — A special article (reprinted from U. S. News & World Report) spotlights the contributions of educated Blacks.


— L E G A C Y — Talladega College President Joseph Gayles asks "Wherein Lies O u r Hope" — and provides a thoughtful response.


DALLAS — Highlights of the Diamond Jubilee Convention — and the convention city.

2 — The General President Speaks 3 — The Executive Secretary's Desk 4 — There Goes An Alpha Man 6 — Alpha Workshop 12 — Education Foundation 13 — Inaugural Atlanta 25 — Alphas On The Move 29 — Chapter News 43 — Omega Chapter 45 — Directory of Officers 46 — Chapter Directory

ABOUT THE COVER: Brother Samuel Pierce is the sixth Black (and the third Alpha) to attain federal cabinet rank.


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ran ©ussiimiL ME§ai»ir §IPIM Greetings Brothers of the House of Alpha: The gavel has passed and with it the responsibility of leading our great fraternity for the next two years. You have bestowed upon me a great and single honor. I fully appreciate the confidence you expressed in me by electing me to Alpha's highest office. I shall ever strive to prove worthy of your trust. As I give my best in leadership, I ask your sustained support in our efforts to move the fraternity onward and upward. Three broad objectives will form the core of the efforts of my administration as your General President. They are: 1. To strengthen the fraternal bonds and the financial base of Alpha; 2. To place the fraternity in the forefront of concern and action on behalf of the poor and deprived, as an advocate and aggressive leader; and 3. To design and implement a National Program of outreach which is identifiably Alpha and relevant to the needs of the 1980's. All chapters and all units of the fraternity will be expected to subscribe to and implement the National Program. The quotation, "If I am not for myself then who shall be for me; but if I am only for myself then what am I?" is applicable to an organization as well as to an individual. Alpha must not service only itself or the men who compose this great Brotherhood. It must reach out and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, give direction and motivation to Black youth and serve the cause of justice and equal opportunity. Those of us of the House of Alpha are not called to eliteness but unto a purpose, and that purpose is to give leadership and articulation to the needs of those who feel the pains of hunger; to make good medical care to all who suffer pain and to make equal opportunity a reality to those more than 300 years denied. Two types of programs are being planned to accomplish the above. They can be characterized as "In2

house Programs" and "Outreach Programs." Inhouse Programs The inhouse program will be composed of many things, but they will center on: 1. Reclamation and strengthening fraternal bonds; 2. Establishing an adequate financial base and sound fiscal management procedures; and 3. Improved services to the Brotherhood in all aspects of our operations. Outreach Program The fraternity's outreach program is still on the drawing board and I cannot discuss its specifics here. In broad terms, it will include: 1. A petition and letter-writing campaign to make Brother Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Birthday a national holiday; 2. To revitalize the Business Encouragement Program; and 3. To formulate a Youth Development Program to include: (a) Leadership Development, (b) Youth Motivation and Recog-

nition Program, (c) Career Guidance and Tutorial Assistance, (d) Job Fairs and Youth Employment Assistance. I look forward to an exciting two years when the fraternity will give creative and innovative leadership both to the local and national scenes designed to improve the living conditions of minorities across the land. I cannot do any of these. You, as leaders and committed Brothers, can — both in individual and collective fashion. I count on your support as we strive to fulfill the Alpha mission. This is our Diamond Jubilee Year. Our Jewels, 75 years ago, rose to the occasion and set in motion an instrument for mobilizing the best trained and most committed Black men for the fight for equality and justice. That instrument is the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Its goals have not changed. As in 1906, the fraternity in 1981 will be about "Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for all Mankind." Fraternally,

Ozell Sutton General President The Sphinx / Spring 1981

What goes on in the National Headquarters (General Office)??? Unfortunately, this seems to be a question which too few members of the Brotherhood are able to answer. We would like to take some time in this issue to address this question — because we believe that an understanding of the functions of the General Office and a greater awareness of available services will go a long way toward creating an atmosphere of cooperation and support from the Brothers across the nation and abroad. The General Office staff presently consists of eight (8) full-time employees . . . three professional and five clerical. These staffers carry on the same work done by similar organizations with double the staff — and — with the support of various data processing systems not presently available to the Alpha Phi Alpha staff. Routine duties include answering mail and the telephone, collecting dues and processing memberships. Other activities undertaken on a regular basis include: • Chapter services such as developing and dispensing information and materials; • Substantive correspondence with individuals and organizations on a wide variety of matters involving Alpha Phi Alpha; • Organizational work (in conjunction with the Committee on Standards and Extension, the Regional Vice Presidents and the Regional/State Directors) aimed at reviving inactive chapters and establishing new ones; • Fiscal operations involved in the daily operation of the office, as well as fraternity-wide operations in conjunction with the Committee on Budget and Finance. • Coordinating meetings of various committees and task forces in the headquarters and at other sites; • Resource work for the Fraternity's various Committee's, Commission's and Foundations: • Communications (including the Sphinx and increased national mailings) in an effort to inform and involve the Brotherhood in all Fraternity affairs; • Field work, attending regional, state and district meetings in order to hear the concerns of the Brothers; to clear up pending transactions; and to conduct workshops on general Fraternity procedures or on matters of special concern to the host Brothers. • Conference involvement, representing Alpha Phi Alpha in a wide range of activities which seek the input of The Sphinx / Spring 1981

America's oldest Black collegiate Fraternity; and, • Meeting visitors, primarily businessmen and out-of-town Brothers visiting the General Office. We sincerely hope that this brief outline of office activities will more fully acquaint each of you with the scope of our operations. Too many Brothers believe that EVERYTHING is done by the General Office staff — and, believe me, we get the blame! They believe that we plan every convention (including regionals) . . . doing everything from picking speakers, to choosing award recipients, to planning entertainment; some feel that we somehow, automatically, receive their dues as soon as they write a check to their "Chapter Treasurer"; or, that we arbitrarily levy fees and taxes with no vote having been taken by Chapter Delegates to the General Convention. These impressions are, of course, in error and serve to hamper the development of a good working relationship with the other Chapters. We are pledged to overcome this "communications gap" and we urge you to contact us if you have further questions. CHAPTER SERVICES The improvement of services to our Chapters has been a major focus of the staff this year — especially during the past four months. An indication of how well we succeeded in the area of "Processing" was seen at the Regional Conventions. Only a handful of chapters chose to challenge our figures as to their active membership counts — and, with those that did, in no case was a

chapter able to demonstrate that it had remitted payments which were not accurately reflected in the records of the General Office. In several regions we even offered "friendly wagers" to a few "doubting Thomases" — from personal funds, of course — and, THERE WERE NO TAKERS. We are committed to continue this level of production — because it forms the first line of building credibility and a good working relationship with local chapters. Related to our Chapter Services program has been an all-out effort to improve communications. Our staff conducted a complete review of each individual's mailing label prior to submitting same to our mailing service. We are relieved — and unhappy — to report that this assignment was monumental in effort: Relieved because we discovered a disturbingly poor level of information received from Chapters (which indicates that our clerical staff was, in the main, recording addresses AS THEY WERE SUBMITTED!!!) . . . and, unhappy, because until we are able to substantially improve the quality of information received from the chapters, we must continue to involve professional staff in this purely clerical function. In any event, as a result of this effort, we are confident that 9 9 % of the Brothers who paid fees prior to March 1 st (the cut-off date for the first mailing list) . . . have received the General Convention brochure (the first mailing using the 1981 list). If you fit this category and DID NOT RECEIVE THIS MAILING — please contact the General Office immediately! Before calling, please contact your Chapter Secretary and make sure your payment was submitted on time — and include your Passcard or Life Number when calling or writing. We promise a prompt response in all cases. In our next column, we will provide a brief summary of General Office activities during the past year. This material will be available in detailed form in the Report of The Executive Secretary to the 75th Anniversary Convention. In order to be fully informed, please ask your convention delegates to make this (and other) reports available to the entire chapter. Fraternally yours,

James B. Blanton Executive Secretary 3

There Goes An Alpha Man Brown is City Council President

Brother OTHA N. BROWN, JR., was elected President of the Common Council of Norwalk, Connecticut. Brown, a 10-year veteran of the legislative body of the city, becomes the first Black person to be elected to the post in the city, and reports indicate that he is the only one currently holding such a position in the state. As Council President, the City Charter provides that Brown will preside over the Council in the absence of the Mayor, "and, in case of the death, resignation, absence, or inability of the Mayor, shall possess all powers and perform all duties of the Mayor until said Mayor shall return or be able to act or until another is elected and qualified in his stead." Brother Brown, a guidance counselor at Rippowam High School, Stamford, Conn., was the Majority Leader of the Council during his third term. He became the first Black person to be elected to the State Legislature from Norwalk and Fairfield County in 1966 and became the first of his race to become Chairman of a standing committee of the Legislature. He was the first Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Opportunities and later became head of the Public Welfare, Corrections, and Humane Institutions Committee. Brown was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut in 1975 by Governor Ella Grasso. He is the only Black serving on the Board and has been elected its Secretary for a fourth term. He is also the Chairman of the Institutional Policy Committee of the Board. In 1975 he was a candidate for Mayor in the Democratic Primary. At that time, not a single Black person held elected office in the city. Following the primary, Brown

organized the Greater Norwalk Black Democratic Club & Coalition which has resulted in the election of two Blacks on the Council; a City Treasurer; a city Sheriff; 2 City Constables; a District Commissioner; several Justices of the Peace; Vice Chairperson of the Democratic Party; several members of the Democratic Town Committee, and a first for the State Democratic Central Committee. Blacks have been appointed to most boards and commissions with significant appointments on the state level. Brother Brown served as President of the Connecticut State Federation of Black Democratic Clubs. He was elected for an unprecedented four terms. Otha is Vice President of the Board of Fairfield Cablevision, Inc., one of the nine companies seeking the franchise to build and operate Cable TV in Southern Fairfield County. He is the only Black who is a stockholder, officer, and member of the Board of the nine companies. A Justice of the Peace and Real Estate Broker, Brown resides with his wife, the former Lela Evelyn Permenter, of Camden, N.J., who is the only Black Deputy Sheriff in Fairfield County. They have 2 sons, Darrick Othaniel (2 years) and Leland Kendrick (2 months).

During his eleven months participation in Up With People, Brother Gatson will have the opportunity to travel over 32,000 miles around the world while living with host families in as many as 80 communities. Included in the daily schedule, Gatson will meet with various heads of industry and government, as well as community leaders in an exchange of questions and ideas. Through this interchange, he will seek to broaden his global understanding of peoples and cultures. Students are selected from over 7,000 who apply every year. In January , Brother Gatson travelled to Tucson, Arizona, which is the international headquarters of Up With People. There, he met some 150 young men and women representing approximately 12 countries. After an intense four-week staging of the two-hour musical show and an orientation to Up With People, Brother Gatson now participates in one of the five touring companies. Students range in age from 17 to 25. Each student may receive college credit for independent study assignments they undertake on the road. The student/performers do their own stage work, promotion and day-to-day logistics. Up With People was incorporated in 1968 as a non-profit, international educational program with a two-fold purpose: to build bridges of understanding and c o m m u n i c a t i o n among p e o p l e , cultures, and countries; and to give young people a learning experience that not only broadens the intellect, but matures the person. Up With People has been seen in live performances in all 50 states and in 42 countries on 6 continents, as well as on national television around the world.

Brother Gatson Goes On Tour Brother FRANK GATSON, JR., 22, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was accepted to travel in the January 1981 tour with the internationally acclaimed musical entertainment and educational organization, Up With People. Brother Gatson is the son of Margie and Frank Gatson, Sr., and a graduate of North Division High School and University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has been involved in North Division's Concert Choir, Student Government, Providence Bapti Church choir, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and many community activities. The Sphinx / Spring 1 981

Another MILEStone for Moses G. THERE GOES AN ALPHA MAN There goes a man of high impulse Of princely mien and grace There goes a man of humble faith A credit to his race There goes a man of conscience vast with will to reach his goal There goes a man of lordly rank Of heroes' stock and soul— There goes a man of noble casti Whom hardship cannot break There goes a man in merit clad Whom duty won't forsake there goes a man in cultured verse Who holds a sportsman's creed There goes a man too vigilant To bow to lust or greed There goes a man whose life is spent in service not in scorn There goes a man whose majesty Shines like a May time

In June of 1980, the Florida A & M University Alumni Association elected a new Alumni President. But the new President is not new to Florida A & M graduates or to Alpha Phi Alpha. The 62year old Moses General Miles has been active in local, state, and national alumni groups since he graduated from FAMU in 1941 with majors in English and Math. In 1969 he retired from Florida A & M after having served 25 years in positions including mathematics instructor, commandant, dean of men, director of student activities, and dean of students. The Sphinx / Spring 1981

There goes a man who is a friend To love and duty truth I here goes a man to help uplift I he lives of wholesome youth There goes a man with industry and faith at his command. There goes the best man in and out Tor he in an Alpha Man.

This e l e c t i o n was j u s t a n o t h e r MILEStone for Moses G., as more than 200 alumni voted during the University's fifth biennial Weekend of Rededication. Miles' election was viewed as a vote of confidence in the administration of FAMU President Dr. Walter L. Smith, but more importantly, his election is viewed as a step in the right direction for autonomy for FAMU. According to Miles (or "Zeus" as he is known by his Alpha Brothers), "Dr. Smith is doing an excellent job and we want to work with him to upgrade educational values, and to strengthen already productive programs." "This administration particularly needs the cooperation of the Alumni, the Legislature, and the State Department of Education to present a solid front against any move to merge FAMU with any other institution." Autonomy is a key word for Miles. Leaders at other state universities showed their interest in university mergers during the 1980 Legislative session. But Miles maintains that FAMU should merge with no other school. "We should move forth as an independent institution. We are the only institution in Florida that gives an opportunity to Blacks to move ahead in leadership. Everywhere else, they get lost in the crowd. Blacks aren't in the mainstream at other schools. Here, they learn social competence; they learn to become leaders because they have to become leaders." Another problem that plagued the Alumni Association according to Miles was "bickeration." He says, "Anytime you have controversy within a University, people on the outside can do with you what they wish. That has been the problem here, that has slowed down our progress." But Miles is working to change all that and bring a "new positive image" to FAMU. A native of Lakeland, Florida, Brother Miles is pastor of the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church, President of the Florida State Primitive Baptist C o n v e n t i o n , Secretary of the Board of Directors for the National Primitive Baptist Convention, and Executive Director of the National Primitive Baptist Publishing Board. He was also the Chairman of the Committee on Publications for Alpha Phi Alpha. He has authored many books, including The Sphinxman Handbook of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The Call to Christian Leadership, Learning to Read to Write, Walking With God, Know The Bible, and Guidelines for Deacons and Deaconesses. He is married to the former Willie Mae Danford and has two children, Andrea and Keith. He will serve as FAMU Alumni President until 1982. Miles says, "If FAMU is not first, it must be way ahead of whatever is second," and borrowing a popular phrase, "When Moses Miles talks . . . people listen."

Alpha Workshop GENERAL OFFICE James B. Blanton, Executive Secretary Darryl R. Matthews, Assistant Executive Secretary Michael J. Price, Assistant Executive Secretary Editor-in-Chief, The Sphinx

PLAN FOR CONVENTION AWARDS As the convening of the 75th Anniversary Convention approaches, many brothers and chapters are concerned about the type of awards to be given and how the recipients are chosen First of all. the four AWARDS that are given at every convention are: 1. Outstanding College Brother of the Year. (Stenson E. Broaddus Award) 2. Outstanding Alumni Brother of the Year. 3. Outstanding College Chapter of the Year. 4. Outstanding Alumni Chapter of the Year. EE Arvcle 3 0 Section 3 4 fp 57) ol ihe 1979 Constitution and By-Laws

COMPETITION for the above national awards is limited to those brothers and chapter having been certified by their Vice President as the winner in each category for their region. This pre-requisite eliminates the question of being "active" with National Headquarters, the Regional Office and/or any restrictions (disciplinary or otherwise) that an individual or chapter might be under. The OUTSTANDING COLLEGE BROTHER will be determined by his: (1) contribution to ALPHA (all levels); (2) contribution to the university or college community; (3) contribution to the community outside the university or college campus; (4) academic standing; (5) awards and achievements; (6)personal progress among and service to ALPHA Brothers; (7) national display The OUTSTANDING ALUMNI BROTHER will be determined by his. (1) contribution to ALPHA (all levels); (2) contribution to the community (church, business, and civic); (3) years of active participation in ALPHA; (4) awards and achievements; (5) personal progress among and service to ALPHA ROTHERS, (6) national display. The OUTSTANDING COLLEGE CHAPTER will be deter mined by its (1) scholastic standing; (2) awards and achievements, (3) contribution to the growth of personal service to the chapter members, (4) contribution to both college or university community and non-academic community; (5) degree of participation in national programs and projects, (6) national display The OUTSTANDING ALUMNI CHAPTER will be determined by its: (1) contribution to the growth of personal service to the chapter members. (2) program of contribution to the community's economic development and or civic leadership development. (3) degree of participation in national programs and projects; (4) awards and achievements. (5) national display

Information and material compiled for consideration must be typed on 8'/ 2 x1 1 " paper and securely fastened in a folder — signed on the front cover sheet by the respective Regional Vice President. THE TYPED SIGNED FOLDER WILL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE FRATERNITY AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO THE BROTHER OR CHAPTER. There is no special format or form other than what we have already stated The information to appear on Achievements and accomplishments should be from convention to convent i o n - S E P T E M B E R 1980 to JULY 1 9 8 1 - u n l e s s there are on-going projects of chapters and brothers which should be examined to determine what extent past involvement is applicable to work done in the same area on a continuous basis. Community activities designed to improve the quality of life for brothers or the general citizenry which are financed by the chapters or individual brothers must be authenticated by the presentation of documented proof, such as: cancelled checks, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, etc. Service projects to which brothers and chapters contribute their time and talent may be verified in the same manner — namely, the presentation of newspaper clippings, pictures, testimonial letters, etc. No materials should be mailed to the AWARDS COMMITTEE Chairman prior to the Convention All materials in the possession of chapters and individual brothers must be brought to the Convention and presented to the Chairman of the Committee on Achievements and awards on the 1st day of the Convention Each factor (criteria) will be rated on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 1 0 (outstanding) by an 1 1 member Awards (judging) Committee. Said committee will consist of two members from each region — 1 college brother and 1 alumni brother, appointed by the General President — who are not in a competing chapter nor are themselves in competition for any of the awards, and the Chairman who shall have no vote except in the case of a tie The brother or chapter polling the most points will be declared the winner in their respective category . and announced at the Formal Banquet Space will be provided at the convention site for displays noted in the above four awards Displays may be movies, scrapbooks, slides, or any other articles or items deemed by the chapter to be beneficial to its presentation. The Awards Committee will do all within its power to protect each exhibit — but it will not take on the responsibility for the safety of any of the items on display

The Sphinx / Spring 1 981


Pierce, the "Perfectionist.

THIRD ALPHA MAN ACHIEVES CABINET POST The third Alpha Man to achieve Presidential Cabinet rank is no stranger to diverse roles of public service. Prior to his appointment last January as the nation's seventh Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and only black in President Reagan's 15member Cabinet, Brother Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr. held three other significant Federal posts, each a pioneering one for a person of African descent. During the Nixon Presidency, he was the top lawyer for the Department of the Treasury, which bestowed upon him its highest honor, the Alexander Hamilton Award. In the late 1950's, he served on Capitol Hill as Associate Counsel and later Counsel The Sphinx / Spring 1 981


The new HUD Secretary holds high the Alpha banner. Says one source, "Nobody can say that Sam Pierce hasn't worked for what he's got." of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust. Earlier he was Assistant to President Eisenhower's powerful and respected Under Secretary of Labor, Arthur Larson. His major areas of public service rendered in New York City, where his career unfolded, included roles as Chairman of the Mediation Panel charged with settling the 1978 transit strike; Judge of the Court of General Sessions; Assistant U.S. Attorney; Assistant District Attorney; and member of the Board of Education. Closely related to his service to the public has been his involvement with the Republican Party, with which he has deep roots. The native of Glen Cove, L.I., N.Y. achieved a significant breakthrough in State-wide political leadership as early as 1958, when he was tapped to serve as campaign treasurer and legal counsel for the campaign that culminated in the election of civil rights advocate Kenneth Keating to the U.S. Senate. In addition to the positions already cited in which Brother Pierce was the first black incumbent, his brilliant career has been marked by other achievements further identifying him as an Afro-American trailblazer in other roles of distinction. These additional "firsts" included his membership on New York's nine-member State Banking Board created to approve applications for bank charters

and monitor banking practices; senior partnership in a major New York law firm (Battle, Fowler, Jaffin, Pierce and Kheel); service as Governor of the American Stock Exchange; and membership on the boards of four nationally prominent corporate giants — Prudential Insurance Company, General Electric Company, International Paper Company, and U.S. Industries. Additionally, only one other black preceded him on the board of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts. His success is also evident by financial measurements as well as by the power, prestige, and positions accorded him. According to Jet, "his $69,630-a-year cabinet pay is peanuts compared to his legal earnings of $300,000 a year." Prior to his confirmation as HUD Secretary, he told Senate probers that his net worth exceeded $2 million from stock, real estate and savings. In no reasonable way can the success of the nation's sixth black officer of cabinet rank be attributed to luck. Evidence is plentiful that his impressive achievements are underpinned with scholastic attainment, hard work, strong commitment and solid determination. He not only earned a Phi Beta Kappa Key at Cornell University, but achieved it during his junior year. Remaining at the Ivy League school for his basic legal education, 7

he later picked up a Master of Laws Degree in Taxation from New York University. Subsequently, he taught law as an adjunct professor at his second alma mater, which conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree upon him in 1972. Observed a Cornell classmate who is currently knowledgeable (and widely quoted): "Nobody can say that Sam Pierce hasn't worked for what he's got. One quality that distinguishes him is his ability to work hard, in quantity as well as quality. He's a perfectionist." Explained one Reagan aide (quoted in Jet): "Sam represents the anchor, a man with quality and skill." Brother Pierce has also exemplified his determination in various ways, including concentrated efforts three decades ago on the Cornell gridiron where the six-footer was a star running back, top touchdown scorer, and skillful passer and kicker. High achievement also characterizes his family members. His wife, the former Barbara Penn Wright, is a physician with Metropolitan Insurance Company. Their daughter, Victoria Wright Ransmeier, directs the management and organization division in the Environmental Protection Agency's Washington headquarters. Although having sought and achieved his fortune in the largely "white world" of corporate law, the erudite, soft-spoken official has never forgotten his blackness. For example, while he was at Cornell in the forties, the considerable popularity he achieved could have almost certainly resulted, even then, into his becoming one of the first blacks admitted into a white fraternity, if he had been interested. But instead, he chose Alpha, then all-black nationwide. Further, while never identified as a civil-rights leader, he has contributed both time and money to the 8

"black cause." Illustrative of his commitment were both his service on the national board of the NAACP Special Contributions Fund and his handling of an important civil rights case before the Supreme Court at the request of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (his Alpha Brother). The 1964 case — New York Times v. Sullivan — resulted in a landmark ruling in both civil rights and libel law. The decision in this litigation overturned a $500,000 damage judgment and upheld the publication of a fund-raising editorial advertisement which criticized the treatment of Dr. King and student protesters in Montgomery, Alabama. Additionally, the court decision initiated the principle that libel laws, except when actual malice is intended, do not apply to public officials in matters of "robust" open debate on issues of public interest. However, the mentioning of Pierce's name stirs uneasiness among some people. They remember published reports, some recently revived, that the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover, in attempting to discredit Dr. King in the mid-1960's, had hand-picked the versatile corporate lawyer for potential leadership of the civil-rights movement. Not only does he consistently deny knowledge of the FBI plan, he maintains that, if the proposal had been presented to him, he would have quickly turned it down. "That's not my route," he convincingly declares. "As a matter of fact, Dr. King was a friend of mine." Although never enrolled in a predominantly black school, he is aware

of such a school's value, and provides support. Of the four institutions of higher education on whose governing boards he sits, one is his Cornell alma mater and two are historically black — Howard and Hampton. The former Ford Foundation Fellow at the Yale Law School, who has written numerous legal articles for professional journals and as contributions to books, further demonstrates his black identity through organizational affiliations. One such affiliation is with the influential "100 Black Men" (now increased to over 300 members) of which he was an organizing member and whose leadership regards it as the most powerful organization of blacks in New York City. As part of the group, he has sought to promote and monitor black progress, including urging the use of black businesses and the employment of black executives by large area-based corporations. Participation in the African AllPeoples Conference of 1958 illustrates perhaps most strikingly Pierce's black "kinship." Well before most Afro-Americans began to acknowledge their African linkages and understand the quest for Pan-Africanism, he journeyed to the historic meeting in Accra, Ghana, on his own initiative. When asked why he chose to be so directly involved, he readily expressed his long interest in his ancestral homeland and his feeling, even then, that the winds of black freedom were beginning to blow stronger — "The whole world was on the verge of attaining freedom." The meeting was "tremendous," he noted, partly because it afforded him the opportunity to meet, and become acquainted with, all the future leaders of the African States. The attainment of freedom by African nations, he is convinced, had real impact on what he describes as "America's great social revolution The Sphinx / Spring 1981

"Pierce's achievement represents a personal fulfillment of the Fraternity aims expressed in the Alpha Hymn." in human rights" of the 1960's. The 10 years of the sixties, he opined, was "probably the best decade blacks have ever had in terms of real advancement." While convinced that "the future progress of blacks in America is closely linked to economic development," the 58-year-old Federal executive recognizes that Americans of African descent have been real achievers in the professions and performing arts — "We have done as great in these areas as anybody else." But he returned to the topic of economic development and concluded that "we have a long way to go." Although serving as a high official in a national Administration determined to make sizeable cuts in the Federal budget, he has committed his Department to "taking care of those in need." He has not hesitated to seek out minority group persons to staff his department of 15,000 employees. Picked for the key role as his executive assistant, for example, is a 32-yearold black New York corporate lawyer — whom he describes as "a great asset to me." In utilizing such persons, he enables them to make valuable policy input as well as attain additional managerial experience and professional growth. As head of a "people-oriented" agency, Secretary Pierce has sought to make black visitors, as others, feel welcome to HUD. One of his staffers remembers that the NAACP's Margaret Bush Wilson was one of the first interest-group representatives to call on him. In addition, soon after he began meeting with the press following his intensive orientation period, he granted an interview with The Sphinx. Remarked one of his HUD staffers who was surprised at the early appointment: "The Secretary must The Sphinx / Spring 1981

think a lot of his fraternity." Brother Pierce, a rather personable man with a reputation for impeccable dress, proudly recalls his college fraternity days in Alpha Chapter. The nation's oldest black-organized college fraternity, which was founded at his original alma mater, attracted him largely because it had already allured or inspired many of his good friends. Among his chapter brothers he quickly recalled were G. Alex Galvin, now a practicing physician in Ithaca and long-time "guardian angel" of Alpha Chapter; Aubrey Robinson, Jr., a Federal Judge in Washington; the Judge's brother, Charles Robinson, a veternarian and owner-operator of a small animal hospital in Madison, N.J.; and James K. Baker, City Attorney of Birmingham, Ala. When reminded of the Fraternity's thrusts into socio-economic areas to enhance black progress, the 1941 Alpha initiate expressed approval, especially of the business encouragement program and the campaign to raise $1 million for three deserving black institutions. Clearly, any group that boasts of its commitment to knowledge and achievement — and incorporates these concepts within its shield, as Alpha has done — must be especially proud of one of its own who "measures u p . " As can best be determined, Pierce's achievement represents a personal fulfillment of the Fraternity aims expressed in the Alpha hymn. Moreover, his career surely offers particular inspiration to younger brothers still seeking black role models. The versatility of his achievements casts him somewhat in the mold of Paul Robeson, another distinguished Alpha member. Equally heart-warming is the realization that Brother Pierce's appoint-

ment represents a steady increase in the number of blacks achieving cabinet rank in American government. Of the six so honored thus far, including one black woman, three are Alphas. (Alpha men preceding Pierce were William Coleman, Jr., Secretary of Transportation, 1974-77; and Andrew Young, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, 1977-79). As the ranking black in the Executive Branch of Government, Pierce joins other notable Alphas standing tall within the Federal structure. The Judicial Branch, with Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall as its star, boasts of an increasing number of brothers on the Federal bench, including three Appeals Court Judges. In the Legislative Branch, Alpha men continue to constitute a majority of the male "Greeks" within the Congressional Black Caucus. (Of course, just as Pierce was returning to Washington last January, exiting the Executive Branch were the only two blacks, both Alphas, ever to serve in number two positions in Federal Cabinet Departments — Interior Under Secretary James Joseph and Transportation Deputy Secretary William Beckham, Jr.) Such achievement and dedication as that epitomized by Brother Pierce and other Alphas highly placed in the Federal service gives credence to the Fraternity motto with its emphasis on the firstness of Alpha, its dutiful service, and its overall transcendency. High achievement by so many of its members confirms Historian Charles H. Wesley's light-hearted characterization of this very real phenomenon: "Birds of a feather flock together." The unique togetherness of the Alpha giants on the Washington scene is their commitment to high standards of public service and their allegiance to the precepts of their Fraternity. 9

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Businessman T. M. Alexander, Sr., left, and former Ambassador Theodore Britton with their wives at Reagan inaugural.

The Quiet Power of Americas Black Elite A prestigious group that once sat on the sidelines is now rivaling top civil-rights leaders for the attention of the White House. When Ronald Reagan seeks advice from the minority community, he is likely to rely on a group known to few Americans: The black elite.

To be sure, the familiar. Democratdominated civil-rights leadership will clamor for the President's ear. But political observers see an increasing role for a gifted and glittering few who now are strangers even to most blacks. Among those in touch with Reagan are business executives, corporate lawyers, publishers, educators, socialites— most with conservative backgrounds. Many move easily in a world of privilege, belonging to exclusive clubs, living in posh neighborhoods, sending their children to prestigious schools. Others are rising rapidly toward that world—a milieu where, some critics charge, the select few have lost touch with the black community at large. Politically unknown. Typical of the black elite is Samuel Pierce, the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The 58-year-old Pierce is an alumnus of Cornell University and Yale Law School. He has been a New York State judge, U.S. Treasury general counsel and, most recently, a senior partner in a leading New York law firm. Yet when Reagan named Pierce to the HUD post, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, a power in urban black politics, said he didn't know him. The reaction was not unusual. Pierce U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT. April 6, 1981

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typifies the discreet, low-profile figures found in the black hierarchy. It is a group that black anthropologist John Gwaltney describes as "an aristocracy of talent" whose members are moving beyond such traditional black professions as medicine and law into science, engineering, business and the top echelons of the military. Explains Stephen Birmingham, author of Certain People: America s Black Elite- "It is an elite of education, lulucation is important because it is the way out." By these reckonings and others, the ranks of the black elite would include such people as Franklin Thomas, head of the Ford Foundation; T h e o d o r e HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce is one of the black leaders closest to Reagan.

Britton. former ambassador to Barbados; Army Lt, Gen. Julius Becton, Jr., and economist Andrew Brimmer, former member of the Federal Reserve Board and now a director of several major firms. Britton r e c e n t l y was named a top aide to Pierce at HUD. Some of the elite are famous— among them. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, sociologist Kenneth Clark and opera singer Leontyne Price But many, such as John Slaughter, director of the National Science Foundation, and Harvard University psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint. have recognition chiefly among their distinguished peers. Beyond the elite of achievement, black sociologists say, is a social elite based mainly on family and community status. Insurance magnate T. M Alexander, Sr., of Atlanta stands at both the social and business pinnacles. New Orleans Mayor Ernest "Dutch" Morial is the scion of a distinguished black family and is an exception among the more than 180 black mayors, most of whom have come up from the everyday ranks to win political power but not necessarily social distinction. On the rise. Politically, most of the black elite are Democrats. But some, like Atlanta's Alexander, are old-line Republicans. The C O P expects to draw more blacks as young professionals earn bigger salaries and move up the ranks in business, law and politics. Based on constant 1979 dollars, government figures show that the proportion of black families with incomes of $25,000 or more has risen from 13.1 percent in 1970 to 17 percent in 1979. Still, money is not always the path to membership in the black elite. Sociologist Alphonso Pinkney of New York City's Hunter College notes that most of America's millionaire blacks are athletes and entertainers—public idols but, with rare exceptions, not considered among the elite. "It is not who you are, but by whom you are known," explains one black society editor. For years, the black elite pursued a secluded lifestyle and settled in neighborhoods known as upper-class black preserves: "The Cold Coast" in Washington, "Pill Hill" in Chicago, "Striver's Row" in Harlem. Similarly, certain vacation spas—among them Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard and Sag Harbor on the Long Island seashore—became the "in" retreats. In such havens, black society entertained lavishly but very privately. Dances and parties held in the home or at a hotel might draw 300 or 400

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guests, with invitations circulated only by word of mouth. "They didn't want their personal

lives publicized," says Prof. Doris Saunders of Jackson State College-. "They had the fear that once you surface, once the white man knows you're there, he will destroy you. Because your home is private, you can have all the fine china, crystal, silver. Oriental rugs and antiques that you want, and no one will know." In recent years, however, many of the old racial harriers have tumbled and brought some changes to the lifestyles of the elite blacks. Many of the more affluent have left the old high-class black enclaves and moved to addresses that are high class. period—such as New York's Park Avenue. Others are sending their young to such schools as Harvard and Stanford. Interracial marriages also are rising sharply, especially among young black professional people, says Pinckney ol Hunter College. But, to most of black America, the elite remain a class apart. Many critics claim there are no links between those blacks who remain in the slums and those who have reached the heights of wealth and success. Ordinary blacks, says Prof. Douglas Glasgow of Howard University, have little contact even with the black middle class of service professionals. "II there is a group above this middle class, ordinary blacks don't know who they are," ho adds, because' the upper class hasn't "played a decisive role in the everyday struggle." Adds sociologist Jacquelyne Jackson

of Duke University: "Were getting increasing isolation between the black elite and the black masses." Defenders of the elite say socially conscious, upper-class blacks have done much to help the loss fortunate— but quietly and from a distance.

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall: No stranger to fame, honors.

"Their problem is that many of them are doctors, lawyers, teachers or other professionals who are in no position to hire great numbers ol people," say s one analyst. "But they do help their mothers and sisters and brothers and cousins and friends and their children. They can't, and don't, leave people behind." Fund-raising events by many elite black organizations have funneled millions into black education, community projects and civil-rights causes. In a survey of black executives conducted last June by Black Enterprise magazine. 72 percent of the respondents said they took part in civic and charitable projects Typical is the Ebony fashion Fair, which black publisher John H. Johnson of Chicago sponsors jointly with black civic groups. The proceeds ol these fashion shows, being held in 97 cities this vear, go to local charities.

John Slaughter, director of the National Science Foundation, on a trip to Antarctica. Many members of the black elite are respected in their fields but are not celebrities.

In Philadelphia, a group of black professionals, tradesmen and artists is involved in a privately funded project that allows youngsters to spend time at the workplaces of successful blacks. Upha Phi Alpha, a major black fraternity, has raised more than S500.000 in a million-dollar campaign to fund college-aid and training programs. When it ionics to major struggles lotcivil and economic rights, however. the general rule for the black elite is behind-scenes support. " T h e elite will give civil-rights groups money. but they are content to let others do the work," says one analyst. "They think Jesse Jackson is a good gadfly, but being out front lor any canst' draws attention and publicity they do not like." For that reason, men such as Jackson, who heads the Chicago-based Operation PUSH, and Vernon Jordan of the National Urban League will continue to play central roles in the politics of black rights during the Reagan era. Even so. more members of the black elite are,expected to actively seek to influence the Reagan administration, either by acting as informal counselors or by holding down government posts. Already Chosen. Two who already hold key jobs are presidential adviser Mel Bradley, a former airline executive who woiked with Reagan when he was governor of California, and Miami lawyer Arthur Teele, incoming urbanmass-transport at ion administrator. Other prominent blacks may get Reagan's ?ar through White House entree rather than official position. That category could include Alexander, the Atlanta insurance executive, and Chicago attorney Jewel Lalontant. former deputy U.S. solicitor general and a director of eight major corporations. Rut for many younger, politically oriented black Republicans, entree is not enough. Some were disappointed that only Pierce rated cabinet selection. Fierce rivalries are reported among various cliques as they jockey lor position in tlu' appointments derby. These are blacks who have achieved much in a while world: Career success, financial security, social status. Now, from the standpoint of p r o m i n e n t black Republicans, the time couldn't be riper lor gaining a fair share ol national political power as well. Says Gloria Toote, a New York lawyer and a former official m the Nixon administration: "The Republican Party is interested in attracting more blacks and building blacks into the party. Rut if the debt is not paid, we won't get new black Republicans." • it,, // a v vw


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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has had, since its inception, a strong commitment to excellence in education and scholarship. The Fraternity has supported and sponsored many efforts to sustain this commitment via financial, moral, and motivational activities. The founding of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. (hereafter referred to as the Foundation), was preceded by a highly successful and memorable program entitled "Go To High School — Go To College." This viable program was warmly supported by individual Brothers and Chapters and, in turn, was responsible for motivating many young men and women to further their education. The philosophy of this program continues to find expression through current programs of the Foundation.

The Foundation has been and is an integral and viable part of our beloved Fraternity. The Foundation's program consists of the following facets: — Alpha Outreach. This program is one in which Chapters are provided with suggested activities designed to motivate Black youth towards success in educational endeavors and the pursuit of scholarship funds. The Foundation has developed a manual which outlines such activities. — Alpha Phi Alpha Pilot Counselling/Tutorial Program. This program was funded by the former Office of Education in the amount of $ 1 1 0 , 0 0 0 for the development of pilot counselling and tutorial programs in four cities. — Education Seminars. The Foundation sponsors and conducts seminars at National and Regional Conventions. These seminars are concerned with vital issues affecting the education of Black youth.

— Leadership and Citizenship Institute. This activity will result in a joint venture between cities/ local colleges/mayors (Brothers)/ national consultants/Regional Officers/Education Foundation for the development of Black youth. — Career Guidance. Local efforts will be devised for the development of career awareness and goal formulation by young men and women. Appropriate role models and career experiences (contacts) will be used. — Job Fairs. Chapters will receive strategies for the conduct and use of Job Fairs to help Blacks make employment contacts.

— Scholarships. Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to College Brothers. The Foundation also established a $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 scholarship fund at Cornell University in memory of our Jewels.

— Counselling/Tutorial Efforts. Alliances will be developed with local high schools and Alumni/ College Chapters for the purpose of assisting young persons with their studies and educational problems.

— Regional Educational Activities. The Foundation partially supports educational activities of each Region through the respective Regional Directors of Education.

— Black History Observance. The Foundation will promote and stimulate vigorous efforts for the proper recognition and observance of Black History.

— Fund-raising. The Foundation has been successful in securing external funding for various projects via grants and gifts. The Foundation plans to expand its role as the initiator and implementator of educational activities of the Fraternity. A proposed national program is under development in the broad areas of Youth Development and education 12

for submission and adoption at the General Convention in Dallas, Texas. The Foundation will take the lead in encouraging Chapters to implement all or portions of the current and proposed programmatic thrusts. The proposed program will include the following endeavors:

I urge all Brothers to submit new ideas and concerns to me which will enhance the image and productivity of the Foundation. Fraternally,


Walter Sullivan, Chairman Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation The Sphinx / Spring 1981

Led by Past General Presidents J a m e s K. Williams, Walter Washington, Lionel Newsom, and Charles II. Wesley — Alphas from across the nation came to Atlanta in J a n u a r y to witness the inauguration of B r o t h e r OZELL SUTTON as 2 6 t h General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The week-end affair was planned for work — most importantly, soliciting the ideas of the Fraternity leaders and chapter members in attendance in the formulation of a comprehensive national program for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The weekend included four in-depth workshops: E d u c a t i o n ; B u s i n e s s E n c o u r a g e m e n t ; Long-Range F i n a n c i n g ; and R e c l a m a t i o n . These forums included presentations on a wide range of subjects (ranging from C a r e e r G u i d a n c e a n d D e v e l o p m e n t and How to S t a r t a B u s i n e s s — to a review of present and alternative funding sources for Fraternity operations. With the input of a wide range of Brothers, each group developed recommendations — many of which

PRESIDENTS ROW: Joining in the singing of the Alpha Hymn are four of the leaders of Alpha (1 to r): Brothers Newsom, Sutton, Williams, and Washington.



have been incorporated into the National Program to be presented by General President Sutton at the Dallas Convention T h e entire Atlanta c o m m u n i t y joined in hosting the Alpha Brothers and saluting "one of their own" . . . with "Southern hospitality" extended to all in attendance. T h e high point of the weekend was the Inaugural Luncheon featuring a stirring address by Brother Maynard Jackson, Mayor of the City of Atlanta. The oath of office was administered by Brother Lionel II Newsom, following which Brother Sutton delivered his Inaugural Address. Inspiring all in attendance, Brother Sutton assured those present (both Alphas and guests) that this Fraternity clearly saw the need for its leadership role in social action and, as in the past, would answer that call! A large number of organizations (including the NAACP and UNCF) took time at this luncheon to honor Brother Sutton for his contributions and wish him well in his new capacity. Clearly defining Alpha Phi Alpha's leadership role in Black America, Brother Sutton forcefully assured the world that Alpha would see to it that "Never again will the legitimate hopes and aspirations of little Black girls and little Black boys be dashed with the bone-chilling waters of inequality." T h i s was a charge taken to heart by Alpha Men — and clearly understood by all others. The Sphinx / Spring 1981

Historian and Past General President Charles II. Wesley and Mrs. Coretta Scott King congratulate Alpha's new General President.

Bringing greetings from the Pan-IIcllcnic Community to Alpha's first couple. Prom left: Mrs. Evelyn Hood, Past Grand Basilens of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; Mrs. Sutton; Brother Sutton; Mrs. Alice Swain, an Alpha wife and Sigma's current head. Joining them (far right) is Judge Horace Ward, a member of Alpha's Eta Lambda Chapter in Atlanta. 13

Wherein Lies Our Hope? I am pleased to be here today because Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Upsilon Lambda have a very special place in my heart. 1 take pride in joining in celebrating the founding of this great fraternity, an organization of men in the fullest sense of the word, an organization that stands for principles of manhood, for service to humanity, for values that undergird a society of brothers. I am also pleased to be here because it is always encouraging and uplifting to come together with men to reaffirm values and missions that move us swiftly toward progress and excellence, rather than slowly, but surely, toward mediocrity. We are here today because this ceremony salutes an organization that has made black progress (more specifically, black male progress) its motto, its mission, its goal, its dream. It teaches undergraduate men that being a man is not about "macho posturing." Being a man is not about wearing the finest threads, having the most sophisticated component set, driving the biggest, baddest car, or laying back listening to the meanest sounds. Being a man is not about just "getting over" (in the classes) or getting over on the job. Being a man means — must mean — commitment to excellence, commitment to character, commitment to leadership and service, commitment to nobility of cause and vision. Manhood, epitomized in Alpha's National Theme: Back to Basics — The Greatness of our Past is Key to our Future. Or the (Southern) regional theme: Alpha's Million Dollar Drive — A Stride Forward for a People. BHK3 B^S I stress men not only because today's celebration salutes a fraternity. I stress men because I believe now more than ever we need more men among our people to solve the multitude of problems that lace our people and all people. Strong willed men. Courageous men of heroic heart. Noble men. Men who combine knowledge with wisdo and service. I stress manhood because we are living in very diffii es and, no less now than before in our history, increased visibility of men as leaders must be the light on the horizon which means that we can rise above the difficulties of these times. It is no accident; it is no light matter that the decade of the eighties is anticipated to be a decade of despair for our people. And thus does the clarion question ring with persistence from all segments of this land. In the face of despair, wherein lies our hope — our reason to hope? We have reason as black people to ask the question because the goals of this nation are a briar patch of confusion. The old trick that brer rabbit used no longer works. You know the story of brer rabbit. He was caught by the devious tox and he feared that all was lost. And so he pleaded with the fox to throw him in the briar patch, the worst of all possible places one would think — sticky, prickly, dangerous, dark, and in its labyrinth of thorns dense. "Whatever you do," he pleaded to the fox, "please don't throw me in the briar patch." The scheme worked, for the happy rabbit had his own means of survival in that patchwork of briars.

The briar patch today, my friends, is a profoundly unsettling world of unemployment, inflation, economic and racial polarization, conservative-backward backlashes, violence, and friends, let's face it — racism is still around. We have survived in similar briar patches before in our history, but today's difficulties are stark and devastating. They are stark and devastating because the values of this nation tend to be misplaced and its priorities are all too often distorted. We underwrite big business, but we cannot save our dying cities or our dying schools. We can and we will add to the defense budget, but we cannot give the kind of assistance higher education needs to be second to none on this planet. (Alabama State University doesn't get enough money and neither does Talladega). We improve our gadgets, in this age of gadgetry, but we cannot improve the quality of human relationships in this society. The wisdom of the ages, "I am my brother's keeper" is substituted by the selfish phrase, "What's in it for me?" B"fl What's good in our culture is all too often that M which makes us feel good. (Hedonism — life for the sake of pleasure alone.) It's good if it "feel good," our reasoning goes. As we witness corrosive elements working on the moral fabric of this nation, we have reason to ask again today, wherein lies our hope? The question is an urgent one for our people in this new decade because in spite of our gains, our strides toward freedom, begun in this great city by many in this audience, our remarkable achievements (and they have been many and remarkable), we are realizing that what is but an inconvenience for America (a 1% rise in unemployment) is a staggering nightmare for our people.

The turn toward the right in the most recent elections was a vote against — not for — against social programs, equal opportunity, affirmative action . . . The resurgence of the KKK, unhooded, brazen, portends a possible nightmare. The anti-busing amendment portends a possible nightmare. And the nails in the coffin of affirmative action let us know that this nightmare is not just a bad dream, it is a frightening reality. We have reason to ask again today, wherein lies our hope? In the late sixties, Sidney Welhelm wrote a provocative book entitled WHO NEEDS THE NEGRO? His thesis was that in the next three decades, we would become obsolete in this society. The question, who needs the Negro, is more than rhetorical, for there are forces at work in this society that are quietly creating low ceiling "service" caverns into which our people will be shoveled and lost from productivity, creativity and gaining their full potential. There are forces in this society that are programming us into being sacrificed. Sacrificed — a definition. You know the story of the pig and the hen. They were on a stroll one day and, as they walked, they saw a sign, "ham and eggs." The hen looked closely at the sign. The pig continued walking. The hen followed. They continued on their journey until they saw a large sign, "This way to the ham and eggs." "Why don't we check this out?" the hen said. The pig answered, "You can go if you like, but I'm journeying on. You see you make only a donation, but I make total sacrifice." If there is one thing we learned from Brother Martin it is the difference between sacrificing and being sacrificed: The difference between sacrificing and being sacrificed. In the decade of the eighties, we might well be the sacrificed

if we are not willing to be sacrificing. Black men particularly are programmed into being sacrificed. For Black men, statistics on survival are not impressive. During a period when people, understandably and with reason, speak of women's rights, we must look closely at what is happening to our reality . . . to our reality as black male leaders of this nation. Unemployment rates among black males in this nation are twice that of the rates among white males; for the black teenagers — ten times as high in places. In spite of the Uncle Remus myth which shows black "uncles" in their nineties still going strong, statistics show that we are not living that long. Life expectancy among black males in this country is on the decline. We die far sooner than any other group in this society. Sixty-five as a cut-off for Social Security has failed to benefit black men as a group in this society, and the thought that the age cut-off might be raised to 69 is a gross travesty of justice. Educational statistics are not much brighter. Only 35% of BA's earned by blacks to to men. We have reason to ask in a time when black men are not a highly visible achieving group in this society, wherein lies our hope?


And once black men are involved in the world of business, in the world of the professions, studies show that black men are programmed to be last in promotion. Let me quote from a New York Times article entitled, "Black Men Are Last." In an effort to justify the underrepresentation of black men in the higher echelons of

Legacy This LEGACY feature contains a Founders' Day Address given by Brother (Dr.) Joseph N. Gayles, President of Talladega, Alabama. The Sphinx/Spring 1981


business, the article states, "It is difficult to find black men qualified for managerial positions since only 6 percent of the graduates of four-year colleges are black and the proportion of black students in graduate schools has been declining. On the other hand, women now constitute 43 per cent of the work force and receive nearly half the degrees being awarded by universities and colleges," end quote. Reverse discrimination against Black men in this era is a problem. Black young men are in trouble. What I am trying to call your attention to today is the fact that now more than ever we need men, black men, Alpha men, who can say to America, "We have always been leaders and we will continue to be leaders." Now more than ever in the decade of the eighties, Alpha men must come forth filled with hope as the best thinkers and doers who will sacrifice rather than be sacrificed. And we will and can do it, because we come from a long line of thinkers and doers, achievers and leaders. We are heirs to a legacy of achievement in spite of adversity. We have learned with our hearts, with our souls, with the dignity of our fathers and grandfathers the words, STONY THE ROAD WE TROD BITTER THE CHASTENING ROD FELT IN THE DAYS WHEN HOPE - HOPE — UNBORN HAD DIED YET WITH A STEADY BEAT HAVE NOT OUR WEARY FEET COME TO THE PLACE FOR WHICH OUR FATHERS SIGHED? Black men have walked with courage on the stony road of black achievement and black men of the past have moved with a steady beat to their place as leaders among men in this nation and in this world. We must continue to do likewise. When we raise the question, wherein lies our hope, we hear answers coming from our history as a people of achievement and fierce tenacity of will and phenomenal persistence, even in the barbarity of slavery and other evils pressed upon us. Our hope lies in sound values that are rooted in service to our people in particular and all people in general. And we know that service is people-oriented, not moneyoriented. We have become physicians even when the prophets said we could not become physicians — we have become physicians because there were bodies of our brothers and sisters to be healed. We have become attorneys, even during the days when it was difficult to be black and to make it into and through and out of law school — pass the bar and get in the Alabama Supreme Court — praise God — we have become attorneys — because justice was on the "scaffold" and wrong was on the "throne." We have become engineers because the weak and poor of our society deserve better housing, products and transportation. We have become professors, writers, composers, ministers, social workers, business men, administrators; we have become leaders because we wanted to serve — not because we wanted to amass a fortune and store it for our pleasure. We have never become money-worshippers, because we realize that money can buy . . . A HOUSE BUT NOT A HOME FOOD BUT NOT APPETITE MEDICINE BUT NOT HEALTH 16

LUXURIES BUT NOT CULTURE AMUSEMENT BUT NOT HAPPINESS A BED BUT NOT SLEEP BOOKS BUT NOT KNOWLEDGE A NAME BUT NOT A GOOD CONSCIENCE THINGS, BUT NOT A DESERVED PLACE IN THE ANNALS OF ACHIEVEMENT. Wherein lies our hope? Our hope lies also in the survival of our historically black institutions. This great school, Talladega . . . others. At a time when this nation seriously challenges the legitimacy and the quality of black institutions, it is important that black men answer the challenge. We must rally to the cause of the historically black colleges by encouraging young men throughout this state to take nothing less for their lives than dreams that are fed by education and realized through a humanistic approach to life. It must become the mission of those in this fraternity who have achieved as educated men, as Alpha men, to go out into the by-ways and high-ways, sideroads and dirt roads of this state and save our young men. Our boys are in trouble, ladies and gentlemen. Let us save them first by teaching them that materialism is a dead-end street. When they become walking stereo tape decks and macho bodies in sleek automobiles, they are lost to our people, lost to humanity, lost to their potential for achievement. We must save them. Let that be a goal of this fraternity in the decades of the eighties: to save our YOUNG MEN. And having saved them from hedonism and materialism, let us direct them to historically black institutions where black men are turned into leaders. Wherein lies our hope? Our hope lies in the success of occasions such as this during which we honor our past and renew our sense of brotherhood. To the question Sidney Wilhelm asks in his book (Who Needs the Negro?) we must answer first, we need one another, and then, out of our coming together, we must inform the world that the world needs us as it always has. We must understand now more than ever that brotherhood (unity) is our strongest weapon against being sacrificed. Wherein lies our hope? Our hope lies finally in our belief in our ability to tackle the crises of this generation as our brothers and fathers before us tackled the crises of their generations. Our hope lies in our being able to sustain a mighty vision of the future, at the center of which is a clear picture of ourselves as men of purpose, as men of dignity, as men with faith, hope and charity. Without this vision, "the people perish." We must be able as black men and Alphas to say to ourselves and to others, in difficult times and in times of triumph: (Tennyson) I am a part of all that I have met . . . Tho much is taken, much abides . . . That which we are, we are One equal temper of heroic heart . . . Strong in will To strive for excellence, to seek truth, to find the path to achievement and service And not yield to mediocrity or to the low and mean To indolence or to hedonism . . . One equal temper of heroic heart strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. The Sphinx / Spring 1981



Hope can come from despair by Andrew

ANDREW YOUNG Leadership can overcome today's obstacles Page 17

OTHA N. BROWN, JR. A politician looks at the year Page 18

HUEL PERKINS It is possible to both believe and practice fraternity principles Page 19

LU PALMER We must control our schools Page 20 The Sphinx/Spring 1981


Black Americans have made tremendous progress over the last 30 years — for the benefit of the black community and the entire nation as well. The progress came largely through legal victories in the '50s, civil rights gains in the mass movements of the '60s, and political advances in the 70s. Now we need to produce a new generation of economic leadership for this decade. The present economic climate does not appear to offer great hope for our communities. Inflation and high unemployment continue to erode our economic opportunities. Yet the failures of the system to meet basic human needs have often given us vision and creative leadership from the ranks of those who understand the problems and the suffering. I never once heard Martin Luther King, Jr., speak in terms of despair about the oppression of black people. He certainly agonized about it, analyzed its causes, and developed ways to overcome it. But he did not despair. Instead, he said, "We must hew out of a mounl nin of despair a stone of hope." Despair is dangerous, because it can fill people with such frustration that they give up the struggle for justice. This happened to many people in the civil rights movement who experienced setbacks along the way and then just gave up or went on to irrelevant pursuits or personal escapism. Today, in many analyses of the economic condition of black Americans, the emphasis is often a comparison of the black and white communities. For example, we hear that the income gap between blacks and whites is widening, that black unemployment remains at least twice the rate of white joblessness, and that each black child is far more likely to be born into poverty than a white child. These are important points, and we should be aware of them, because they are reminders of the tragedy of a nation which has not

yet reached full equality and opportunity for all of its citizens. Unfortunately, an analysis that focuses mainly on these problems without much discussion of black progress can contribute to feelings of despair without hope. The condition of the black American community in 1981, especially when viewed in the context of our real economic and political progress, suggests to me that there is great hope for our future. It is true that the income gap between races in the United States has widened — due in part to the massive entry of white women into a job market previously dominated by white men, black men and black women. Still, black earning power has increased substantially — from about $50 billion in annual income 20 years ago to $127 billion last year. There are more than one million black college students today, compared to 250,000 in 1966. The number of black federal judges and other high national officials has reached an alltime high. So has the number of black elected officials, and it will continue to grow. In addition, young blacks are rising rapidly from poverty to new heights in the corporate and professional world. I believe that black people can place their hopes in building on this kind of progress, rather than waiting for someone else — such as the government — to do something for us. Indeed, progress in the black community has always come as a result of action by the black community. The landmark school segregation decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954 came about only because of aggressive legal action initiated by black attorneys like Spottswood Robinson, William Hastie, Constance Motley and Thurgood Marshall. Four black college students from North Carolina Agriculture and Technology University began Continued on Page 18 17

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the sit-in movement on February 1, 1960; they didn't wait for the election of John F. Kennedy nine months later. Blacks in Birmingham in 1963 did not wait for Kennedy to move against segregation; they forced him to move by organizing a mass movement. The same was true in 1965 when blacks insisted on the right to vote in the movement at Selma, Alabama, pressuring Lyndon Johnson to support passage of the Voting Rights Act after he initially said it couldn't be done. More recently, Jimmy Carter did not

promote black progress by accident or be his own initiative. He alleviated hunger, named blacks to high positions, aided the cities and improved relations with Africa because of massive black political support that proved to be decisive in the 1976 election. In all of these cases, American presidents responded not only to the pressure of black citizens but also because those pressures created an awareness among a majority of Americans that these actions were good for the nation as a whole. Blacks in the 1980s need to build on

VIEWPOINT 1981 — As I See It by Otha N. Brown, Jr. The 1980 National Election last November and the election of a Conservative Republican President is now history. For those of us who supported President Jimmy Carter, it was a disaster, a tragic affair. It was reminiscent of the h e l p l e s s n e s s a n d hopelessness that many of us felt in the 1972 Election when George McGovern lost nearly every state to Richard Nixon. We guessed what was coming, and we were right, four more years of retrenchment and setbacks to the struggle begun in the 1960's with notable success and coming to a virtual end in 1968 when Nixon made his comeback by defeating Hubert H. Humphrey. We were to learn that the "trickling down" process was all over and those who were waiting for some droppings would be sadly disappointed. At best, it can be said, that since the election of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson that "When people aren't sure of what they want in a democracy, they vote for something different from what they have." At worst, the apathy and frustration exhibited in the election of the President of the United States did not reflect the best in America. Some estimates indicate that less than 30% of those eligible to vote in this country even cared enough to cast a ballot. Despite the fact that the country enjoyed domestic tranquility and peace from war with a foreign country, and that more people were able to purchase and enjoy more goods and services than ever before in our history, yet, apathy reigned supreme when the time came for the 18

majority of us to stand up and be counted and to demonstate our faith in the American governmental system. Instead, many played dead, wallowing in their own self-pity, despair, and even fantasy of a world that does not exist. As Ogden Nash puts it: "They had such refined & delicate palates, That they now discover no one worthy of their ballots; And then when someone terrible got elected, They said, There, that's just what I expected." (Election is a Holiday — Ogden Nash)

Black people gave about 86% of their vote to Jimmy Carter. Those people are in trouble for the next four years. Reagan will see to that. His promise to cure inflation by creating more unemployment will not work. Indeed, it will play havoc with the economic well-being even of those who complained and felt that they had it bad under the Carter administration. For example, one who favors not only a freeze but substantial cuts in government spending and federal employment forecasts certain results, a selffulfilling prophecy, since the government is the biggest employer of minorities and Blacks in the country. When CETA and other like projects receive the hatchet, black and white, alike, will feel once again what suffering is like. In the area of affirmative action, the year 1981 could be declared "Open Season" on black and minority people

our past gains. While blacks must assume a responsibility to lead, we cannot excuse white leaders and institutions from their own responsibilities to citizens in greatest need. It could be that blacks, having brought new dynamics into American politics and forged important progressive social change, will now become the catalyst for economic recovery and expansion — which will be good for all people, black and white. As Dr. King said, out of a mountain of despair there can be hewn a stone • of hope.

with the help of the President. The setback of the Bakke Case and subsequent experiences of optimism from events and court decisions during the Carter administration provided a reasonable balance and prognosis. Yet, while our eyes were focused on Bakke and affirmative action in education, a frightening move began quietly and politely to wipe out virtually all the gains blacks had made in politics. As black people gained the right and power to register and vote, neighborhoods and cities with large black populations began to elect black candidates to local, state, and national offices. Many black politicians viewed this political occurrence as a good sign and as the kind of affirmative action which would lead to their election to higher offices such as governors of states and even the presidency. In the past two years, however, two movements have begun, with no relief in sight under the Reagan administration, that could greatly diminish the significance of the black vote on the local and national elections. A split decision on the Supreme Court has made possible the elimination of electing local officials by districts, such as the city councils, in favor of at-large elections. At the same time, the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Constitutional Rights has been considering proposals to abolish the electoral college system in favor of a direct popular vote to elect the President of the United States. The Joint Center of Political Studies, based in Washington, D.C., conducted a study which showed that the nine most populous states which are favored by the electoral college system, six of those states have a black voting potential greater than 10 percent. With 148 electoral votes in those states, this represents more than half the number Continued on Page 19

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needed to elect a President. In those states and two others in recent years, the black vote has been the most critical factor in close elections. In 1976, Jimmy Carter got 90 percent of the black vote throughout the country. This occurrence is most significant as a single p o l i t i c a l phenomenon. However, when it is further noted that about 51 percent of the whites in the North and 57 percent of whites in the South voted for Ford, the Black vote became the most crucial factor in the election since it helped Carter capture the most populous states and their winner-take-all electoral votes. In fact, without the Black vote going to Carter, Ford would have been elected President. Needless to say, the Black vote had little significance in the election of 1980. The moral majority and conservative right wing groups made sure of that.

To ask black people to give up the power and influence which their votes have commanded under the current system of electing black local officials in predominently black districts rather than at-large or the electoral college system in favor of direct popular elections is asking too much of a people who have been powerless so long. Furthermore, anything at this point that is instituted to destroy or adversely affect the power of the black vote and other gains secured in adversity and against the overpowering odds is a direct threat to the health, safety, and public welfare of our country, and even to our democratic society. As an optimist by nature, I believe that we shall overcome and survive the 1980 election as we have done before. The separation of powers of each department of government so jealously guarded and the ultimate will of a diverse people are bigger than the

Education And The College Fraternity by Huel D. Perkins A continuous source of disappointment to me has been that of seeing the grades of a fraternity man immediately plummet the minute he is initiated into a fraternity. Invariably, the semester that a brother is made into the group is usually his last good semester in college. In my years of serving as a faculty advisor and just observing fraternity life, this has occurred too frequently for me not to conclude that there is a direct correlation between being initiated into the fraternity and the decline of a brother's scholarship. This state of affairs is wrong-headed and actually defeats the purpose for joining a fraternity. (Let me hasten to add that this is not the case with every college student who joins a fraternity but it is repeated often enough to cause concern.) Moreover, this decline in scholarship is the exact antithesis of what the fraternity should be about. The fraternity — because it is domiciled on a college campus — should be striving to have its members distinguish themselves in what they came to college to do: namely, to get an education. The fraternity is a mutual aid society, a support mechanism for doing those things in groups which would be more The Sphinx / Spring 1981

difficult to accomplish alone. We must never lose sight of the fact that Alpha Phi Alpha began as a study group. The thrust of what this fraternity was all about was clearly established at its inception. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this dichotomy is that fraternities take their names from the Greek alphabet. If this parallel is to be played out to its fullest, then it must follow that Greek-letter organizations should be Greek-like. The Greeks were nothing if they were not intellectuals. They looked at this universe and tried to study it; they looked at man and tried to determine his duties and purposes on this earth; they asked the big questions and attempted answers to them. Yes, they played — they played on a grand scale as witness their Olympics and other contests — but they always kept "play" in proper perspective. There is a lesson in all of this for the college Greeks of today. Play — yes, play for all you are worth — but remember that this world has never advanced one step except through the mind. Put social life, which is a necessary part of Greek life, in its proper relationship to your life's ambition.

Presidency. I do predict extreme difficulty for the poor, people on fixed incomes, and those wishing to purchase that first home. As Shakespeare's Hamlet puts it, "The time is out of joint." We face serious problems of energy, health care for all citizens, environmental concerns, threats of conflicts between the haves and have-nots, and nuclear obliteration. Yet, as Charles Dickens, in his "Tale of Two Cities," aptly describes it as "the best of times and the worst of times," meaning that it offers great opportunities of achieving a better world and life for all of us. BUT WATCH OUT!!! (Editor's Note: Otha N. Brown, Jr., a ten-year member of the Common Council is the newelected president of the Council and president of the Greater Norwalk Black Democratic Club & Coalition. A former state representative (D-148) Brown is a guidance counsellor at Rippowan High School in Stamford and vice-president of Fairfield Cable Vision Inc. of Stamford.)

Man is a gregarious animal and he will naturally gravitate toward groups of persons of like interests. Enjoy these associations, delight in the co-mingling of kindred spirits in the brotherhood of the fraternity, but remember always that the fraternity is expecting you to do more with your life than fritter it away on parties and things of the moment. The fraternity expects and demands that you distinguish yourself in some field of rational endeavor so that it might remain "first of all." College men need fraternities. One of the happiest moments of my life was the day I could wear seven jewels upon my chest. Yet, in the midst of all the hoop-la which attends initiation ceremonies, I realized that the fraternity had "made" me and now it was up to me to "make" the fraternity by doing something with my life — by reaching for that highest pinnacle of success — so that my "fraternity's praises could be sung." A good education and joining a college fraternity are not mutually exclusive. At best, a college fraternity can provide your highest moments of inspiration. At worse, it can cause you to lose sight of your objective for coming to college in the first place. Let us ever be reminded of one word we sing with fervent hearts: it is couched between manly deeds and love for all mankind. And that word is SCHOLARSHIP. 19

Quality Education Not Enough For Black Pupils By LU PALMER The education of Black children in America is in great jeopardy. Aside from the fact that so little learning is going on in our public schools, Black children are being saddled with an enormous psychological burden. Some call it "integration." Others use the term "desegregation." What it all amounts to is a phony kind of numbers game which guarantees taht a certain number of Black children study with a certain number of white children. And that a certain number of Black teachers teach white children, while a certain number of white teachers teach Black children. No one is going to suffer more than Black children under this arrangement which is being forced on us by the federal government. Black parents, for the most part, don't seem to understand this or they don't seem to care. At least, they are not protesting this forced racial mixing of our pupils and our teachers. Instead, what is heard, more often than not, is that the sweeping new plans for desegregation are going to result in "quality" education for Black children. Few have defined what quality education is and fewer still understand that so-called quality education is not enough for Black children. Whatever Black parents think quality education is, there is nothing to suggest that the education of Black children will improve under desegregation. On the other hand, there is history, tradition and reality to show that what Black children really need certainly will not some from school desegregation. What they need is an

EDUCATION FOR LIBERATION. Few Black parents understand what education really is, that is what the real purpose of education is. John Churchville, a British educator, said it well: "Education is rightfully a function of a system which has definite goals, values and interests," Churchville wrote. "It is the prime function of education in any political system to instill in its subjects the values, ideology, and vision of that system, the end of which is the perpetuation of that system. Hence, education is by no means the teaching of reading, writing and arithmetic; it is the teaching of a particular ideological orientation by means of reading, writing, arithmetic and other skills." It becomes clear, then, that the educational process is designed to mould the minds of all children in America in such a way that they will become imbued with the values and the ideology of the American system, which has always been racist, oppressive, materialistic and imperialistic. The dominant culture in the American society is European — white. Who can better teach our Black children the values and the ideology of this oppressive system than whites? Black children will find their own culture becoming even more diminished, when they associate with white children of the dominant culture in

school. The more we permit our children's minds to be moulded by teachers and principals of the dominant culture, the less likely those children will grow into adulthood with any notion of the struggle for liberation of Black people. It is suicidal for us to expect white teachers to educate Black children in such a way that our children will mature to the point that they will make a move to destroy the oppression which is the hallmark of Black life in America. Instead, what we can expect is what is increasingly happening. More and more Black children will become imbued with the ideology of the American system. Those who get into college will have their minds ripened with the American values. When they graduate, they move into the so-called American "mainstream" and utilize their knowledge and their skills as agents of the opressor, building his institutions, further oppressing Black people, and moving farther and farther away from Black people. A liberating education is much preferred to a quality education, whatever that is. White teachers are not going to provide Black children with a liberating education. They can't. Neither can Black teachers who have been so indoctrinated that their major goal is to perpetuate the system under which we live. What is required is a movement among serious Black adults to take control of schools in our own communities and turn them into instruments of liberation. By permitting more white teachers to mould the minds of our children and by allowing our children to be sent into hostile neighborhoods for an "education," we are paving the way for increased mental enslavement of our people.

Black America Needs You . . . ALPHAS Give To The Million Dollar Fund Drive for the UNCF, NAACP & NUL 20

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Dear B r o t h e r s : G r e e t i n g s ! A l p h a Phi A l p h a F r a t e r n i t y w i l l c e l e b r a t e its 7 5 t h year o f service t o its m e m b e r s a n d t o t h e w o r l d c o m m u n i t y at its D i a m o n d J u b i l e e C o n v e n t i o n in Dallas, Texas, J u l y 3 1 - A u g u s t 6, 1 9 8 1 . A n e x c i t i n g a n d p r o d u c t i v e p r o g r a m is p l a n n e d for y o u , y o u r f a m i l y a n d g u e s t s . We w i l l b e g i n d i s t r i b u t i n g f u n d s r a i s e d t h r o u g h A l p h a ' s M i l l i o n Dollar C a m p a i g n a t t h e Dallas c o n v e n t i o n w i t h a s p e c i a l p r o g r a m a t w h i c h t i m e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s of t h e b e n e f i c i a r y o r g a n i z a t i o n s w i l l be in a t t e n d a n c e . A n o t h e r m a j o r f e a t u r e at t h e c o n v e n t i o n will be t h e r e c o g n i t i o n o f B r o t h e r s a n d g u e s t s for o u t s t a n d i n g services a n d c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o t h e f r a t e r n i t y a n d t h e g e n e r a l p u b l i c . A t y o u r e a r l i e s t c o n v e n i e n c e please r e a d t h e C o n v e n t i o n I n f o r m a t i o n " a n d p r o g r a m h i g h l i g h t s c a r r i e d in t h e b r o c h u r e . Every e f f o r t is b e i n g m a d e by t h e h o s t c o m m i t t e e s a n d c i t y o f f i c i a l s t o assure y o u a p l e a s a n t s t a y in Dallas. S u p e r b h o t e l a c c o m m o d a t i o n s w i t h r e a s o n a b l e rates have been a r r a n g e d for y o u r c o m f o r t a n d e n t e r t a i n m e n t . I i n v i t e a n d u r g e y o u t o m a k e p l a n s early t o j o i n m e a n d B r o t h e r s f r o m across t h e n a t i o n at o u r D i a m o n d J u b i l e e C o n v e n t i o n . Fraternally

Ozell Sutton, General President


Diamond Jubilee Convention

The Dallas-Hilton Dallas, Texas

12 Noon 3:30 P.M.

Theme: Saluting The Past Securing The Future The Agenda For The 80 s Friday, July 3 1 . 1 9 8 1 10:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 11:00 A.M. 1:30 P.M.

3:30 P.M. 7:30 P.M.

Board of Directors Meeting Hospitality Centers - Daily (Men, women, children) Registration and Information Committee Meetings: Rules & Credentials Election Commission Personnel College Brothers Planning Forum Building Foundation Annual Meeting Alpha Smoker Get Acquainted Reception — Women Movies & Disco

— Teens 8c Pre-teens 10 00 P.M.- College Brothers Disco and 1:00 A.M. Song Fest Saturday. August 1. 1 9 8 1 8:30 A.M.

Registration and Information Coffee Hour — Women 9:30 A.M. Job Interviews Si Exhibits (Open to Public) 10:00 A.M. OPENING SESSION 12:15 P.M. COLLEGE BROTHERS LUNCHEON 2:00 P.M. FIRST BUSINESS SESSION 3:00 P.M. Theatre Party - Women 4:00 P.M. COLLEGE BROTHERS ASSEMBLY 5:00 P.M. College Brothers Workshop (Career Planning & Job Interviews) 7:30 P.M. Rodeo - Teens fit Pre-teens 8:00 P.M. Pan-Hellenic Dance — Las Vegas (Honoring College Brothers)

Sunday. August 2. 1981 8:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M.

Registration and Information ECUMENICAL CHURCH SERVICE

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7:30 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 10:00 P.M.

Job Interviews and Exhibits PUBLIC PROGRAM - DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION Honoring The Founding Jewels Financial Awards to: National Urban League NAACP United Negro College Fund Movies — Teens & Pre-teens DIAMOND JUBILEE RECEPTION College Brothers Disco

July 5 1 - August 6, 1 9 8 1 1:30 P.M.

3:30 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M.

Monday. A u g u s t 3. 1 9 8 1 7:30 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

10:30 A.M. 12:15 P.M. 2:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.

5:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M.

Leadership Breakfast — Chapter Presidents Invitational Golf Tournament Registration and Information Coffee Hour — Women SECOND BUSINESS SESSION Job Interviews and Exhibits Science-Art Museum and Lunch — Teens 6f Pre-teens Shopping Tour and Lunch (Dutch Treat) — Women EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES LUNCHEON BUSINESS ENCOURAGEMENT SEMINAR Committee Meetings WORKSHOPS: First Session (Men & Women) A. Career Exploration Process B. Financial Planning C. Convention-Conference Planning REGIONAL CAUCUSES Movies — Pre-teens Disco — Teens Western Party Extravaganza

- (Fee) - (Western Attire) LIFE MEMBERS BREAKFAST (Honoring 50 yr. Life Members) 8:30 A.M. Coffee Hour — Women Registration and Information 9:00 A.M. THIRD BUSINESS SESSION Job Interviews and Exhibits 10:00 A.M.- Six Flags and Lunch 5:00 P.M. (Dutch Treat) Teens & Pre-teens 12:00 Noon Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show 7:30 A.M.

Educational Seminar — Education Foundation WORKSHOPS: Second Session (Men 8r Women) A. Career Exploration Process B. Financial Planning C. Convention-Conference Planning FOURTH BUSINESS SESSION Movies — Pre-teens Disco — Teens International Night — Mexican Theme (Entertainment - Dancing Refreshments) Hosts: Local Chapters

Wednesday. A u g u s t 5. 1 9 8 1 Coffee Hour — Women Registration 6f Information (Open until 12 noon) 9:00 A.M.- Activity & Lunch 3:00 P.M. — Teens 8f Pre-teens 9:30 A.M. BUSINESS SESSION WORKSHOPS: (Women) 1. Economics and The Modern Woman 2. Women s Success Skills 12:30 P.M. FRATERNAL LUNCHEON 2:00 P.M.- Pampering Y o u r s e l f 5:00 P.M. — Beauty Hints - Women Walking Shopping Tour 2:30 P.M. Final Business Session 6:30 P.M. Buffet Dinner and Party — Teens 6t Pre-teens 7:00 P.M. DIAMOND JUBILEE FORMAL RECEPTION 8:00 P.M. DIAMOND JUBILEE FORMAL BANQUET AND BALL 8:15 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

Thursday. August 6. 1981 10:00 A.M. Board of Directors Meeting 10:30 A.M. Building Foundation 12:00 Noon Education Foundation Post Convention Tours — Mexico Tour I — Mexico City — Taxco — Acapulco (9 days) Tour II — Mexico City — Week-ender

(4 days)


centers in t h e n a t i o n . Designed w i t h s u c h f l e x i b i l i t y t h a t i t c a n a c c o m m o d a t e a l m o s t any i m a g i n a b l e f u n c t i o n . The d o w n t o w n c o m p l e x is near h o t e l s , o f f i c e s , r e s t a u r a n t s a n d s h o p s . It c a n a c c o m m o d a t e up t o 2 8 , 0 0 0 p e r s o n s in one m e e t i n g h a l l , a n d t h e m a i n e x h i b i t h a l l is t r u l y Texas-sized: five s t o r i e s h i g h , c o v e r i n g an area larger t h a n f o u r f o o t b a l l fields. If t h a t were n o t e n o u g h t o m a k e t h e c e n t e r c o l o s s a l , t h e r e is also a t h e a t e r w i t h an o r c h e s t r a l i f t , a n d s e a t i n g for 1,770 in u p h o l s t e r e d opera-style seats, a b a l l r o o m w i t h b a n q u e t s e a t i n g for u p t o 2 , 5 0 0 , a n d a 1,000 seat c a f e t e r i a , a n d s i x t y - t h r e e p e r m a n e n t m e e t i n g r o o m s of v a r i o u s sizes. The c i r c u m s t a n c e s of g e o g r a p h y a n d t h e f a c t t h a t A m e r i c a n p i o n e e r s chose a site o n t h e b a n k s of t h e T r i n i t y River t o f o r g e t h e i r brave new d e s t i n y gave Dallas a n o t h e r b o n u s . It is l o c a t e d in t h e

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C o n v e n t i o n c i t i e s are, m o r e o f t e n t h a n n o t , l i k e r e s o l u t i o n s m a d e w i t h g r a n d f l o u r i s h e s o n new Year's Eve: Easily a n d best f o r g o t t e n . T h a t is why c o n v e n t i o n - g o e r s w h o g o t o Dallas r e t u r n h o m e s i n g i n g t h e praises of a h o s p i t a b l e c i t y w i t h g r a c i o u s people, a p l e a s a n t c l i m a t e , s u p e r b c o n v e n t i o n f a c i l i t i e s a n d first-class e n t e r t a i n m e n t . A m o n g c o n v e n t i o n c i t i e s , Dallas is u n c o n v e n t i o n a l . It t r e a t s v i s i t o r s in t h e g r a n d m a n n e r because it w a n t s a n d e x p e c t s t h e m t o r e t u r n . The r e s u l t is a w o r d - o f - m o u t h c a m p a i g n by seasoned travelers t o elect Dallas as t h e City of the Eighties. It is h a r d t o p i n p o i n t a single reason for t h e city's popularity a m o n g conventioneers, but several t h i n g s are readily a p p a r e n t . The n o t i o n t h a t Texans are f r i e n d l y people is very t r u e . There is an i n f e c t i o u s S o u t h w e s t e r n c h a r m a b o u t t h e people of Dallas, w h o t a k e t h e t i m e to p e r s o n a l l y greet v i s i t o r s a n d m a k e t h e m feel w e l c o m e . The g l o r i o u s Dallas c l i m a t e p e r p e t u a t e s yeara r o u n d n a t u r a l b e a u t y a n d o u t d o o r a c t i v i t y . The average a n n u a l t e m p e r a t u r e is 6 5 degrees, w i t h J a n u a r y a v e r a i n g 4 4 degrees, a n d J u l y a n d A u g u s t a p l e a s a n t 8 4 degrees. The average p r e c i p i t a t i o n is 3 2 . 3 0 inches. Dallas C o n v e n t i o n Center was b u i l t w i t h t h e v i s i t o r s ' wishes in m i n d , a n d c o n s e q u e n t l y , it is one of the largest, m o s t v e r s a t i l e a n d m o d e r n 22

m i d d l e of t h e n a t i o n , a p p r o x i m a t e l y t h e same d i s t a n c e f r o m e a c h c o a s t , t h r e e h o u r s as t h e j e t flies. The n a t i o n ' s l a r g e s t c o m m e r c i a l a i r p o r t , D a l l a s / F o r t Worth A i r p o r t , sets t h e pace w i t h t h i r t e e n r e g u l a r service c a r r i e r s p r o v i d i n g 7 0 , 0 0 0 available seats d a i l y . In a d d i t i o n t o e x i s t i n g f a c i l i t i e s , t h e r e are m a n y new h o t e l p r o p e r t i e s u n d e r w a y t h a t w i l l a d d t h o u s a n d s of new r o o m s — m a n y w i t h i n 10 m i n u t e s of t h e C o n v e n t i o n Center. There is never a l a c k of e x c i t e m e n t or a c t i v i t i e s for all tastes in Big D. The v i s i t o r c a n s a m p l e c u i s i n e f r o m a l m o s t every c o n t i n e n t , s h o p in w o r l d f a m o u s s t o r e s , m o v e w i t h t h e s w i r l i n g n i g h t life, f i n d f a m i l y e n t e r t a i n m e n t a n d p a r t a k e in s p o r t s and the arts. It is n o w o n d e r t h a t t i m e a n d t i m e a g a i n c o n v e n t i o n s are u n c o n v e n t i o n a l in Dallas, The City of t h e E i g h t i e s .

ENTERTAINMENT BY DAY The c o n v e n t i o n e e r in Dallas will n o t t a k e l o n g t o discover t h a t v a r i e t y is t h e spice of t h e c i t y ' s e n t e r t a i n m e n t life, w h e t h e r the c h o i c e is a r e m i n d e r of t h e p a s t or a s a m p l e of t h e present, an a r t m u s e u m or a p r o f e s s i o n a l s p o r t , a s t r o l l d o w n t h e State Fair Midway or a f u n - f i l l e d a f t e r n o o n in a super a m u s e m e n t p a r k . It is all a v a i l a b l e in Dallas, a n d for f a m i l i e s , one of t h e b i g plusses is t h e a b u n d a n c e of free or i n e x p e n s i v e e n t e r t a i n m e n t . It is possible t o s p e n d several days m a k i n g t h e v a r i e d r o u n d s of t h e e n t e r t a i n m e n t s p e c t r u m o n a very s m a l l e n t e r t a i n m e n t b u d g e t and a very large e x c i t e m e n t q u o t i e n t . The Sphinx / Spring 1981

There is no better example of the year-round entertainment prospects than at Fair Park, home of the State Fair and the Cotton Bowl. Consisting of 250 acres with $50 million worth of permanent facilities just east of downtown, Fair Park offers the Dallas Aquarium, largest in the U.S.; the Dallas Health and Science Museum, 115 permanent exhibits; the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, with free admission to changing exhibitions of paintings and sculpture; Wax World; the Texas Hall of State, built in 1936 to commemorate the Centennial of Texas Independence; the Dallas Museum of natural History; the Age of Steam Railroad Museum, and the State Fair Midway with two ferris wheels, countless carnival rides and an atmosphere all its own. The sporting life is a veritable bonanza for Dallas spectators, who can watch, at the professional

ENTERTAINMENT BY NIGHT When dark envelops Dallas, the city comes alive like a night-blooming flower, full of the perfume of mystery and enchantment, with sights and sounds to please every taste and to make the conventioneer's after-hours life a memorable time for many days to come. Dallas has been called "the night-clubbingest town in the United States,'' and it wears the title gracefully. The gamut runs from the Fairmont Hotel's magnificent Venetian Room, where "name'' entertainers regularly perform, to Greek belly dancers and country and western bands and singers in many different sectors of town. There are Las Vegas-style clubs, singles bars and discos, hotel ballrooms and other clubs with off-beat entertainment from old moves to sophisticated jazz. Dining out in Dallas is a special and multi-

level, football with the Dallas Cowboys; baseball with the Texas Rangers; ice hockey with the Dallas Black Hawks, soccer with the Dallas Tornado; golf with the PQA Byron nelson Golf Classic, and the LPGA Mary Kay Classic; tennis with the World Championship Tennis Finals, and the Avon Championships of Dallas; and rodeo by the Mesquite Championship Rodeo and the annual State Fair Rodeo; and basketball with the Dallas Diamonds and the newest NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, who will play their home games in the magnificent new Reunion Arena. The arena is one of the finest indoor facilities anywhere and will seat up to 19,500 for concerts, conventions and other similar events. Reunion Arena is also the site of the annual World Championship Tennis Finals, professional indoor soccer, ice shows, circuses and many other events. Additionally, there is Southwest Conference action with the SMU Mustangs, and there are literally hundreds of other college, high school and other amateur teams competing in all sports year-round. Visitors who would rather play than watch can take advantage of Dallas' year-round climate for tennis, golf, jogging, etc. The some 22,000 acres theC ys first structu of parks maintained by the city of Dallas include six public golf courses and more than 200 public flavored event, no matter what the chosen price tennis courts. In addition, there are more than 20 range may be. The culinary passion of Texans has private country clubs in the county, which have traditionally been Barbecue — food barbecued golf courses and tennis courts. Texas-style will long be remembered. The popular south of the border restaurants are joined by For conventioneers' spouses and others whose dining adventures in French, Italian, Greek, ideas of entertainment may be somewhat different German, Swiss, Oriental, Indian, Creole, Cajun and shopping remains a vigorous indoor sport in a American Southern specialty restaurants. It does wide assortment of downtown shops and in not bust the budget to have a great meal in any neighborhood malls. The Sphinx / Spring 1 981


one of hundreds of Dallas restaurants, no matter what the diner s preference may be. TRANSPORTATION It is not an advertising pipe dream to say that getting there really is half the fun for Dallas-bound conventioneers. Transportation to and from Dallas as well as within the city embodies the two prime requisites of modern, on-the-go travelers; convenience and speed. Most travelers arrive at the nation's largest commercial airport, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. This dazzling edifice of the space age, which serves travelers as a virtually self-contained community all its own, will continue growing to meet travel needs into the next century. For now it sets the pace among the world s airports with 13 regular service air carriers providing over 70,000 available seats daily. Surtran provides luxurious express bus service to and from D/FW Airport. The one-way fare is a reasonable $4.00 to the three Dallas terminals, located downtown at Union Terminal, in North Dallas at Interstate 635 and North Central Expressway, and at Love Field. Service to and from many Dallas hotels is a one-way fare of $5.00. In addition, Surtran, and other taxis operate from the airport around the clock at affordable fees. For those who prefer to reach Dallas on the ground, Continental Trailways and Greyhound Bus Lines provide regularly scheduled transcontinental bus connections. Amtrak, the national passenger train, transports still other conventioneers to and from the city.

SHOPPING Take a leisurely stroll through closed malls where the passing parade of people is a major spectator sport. Discover unsuspected treasures amid the charming confines of European-like surroundings. Stand in awe before a store whose name instantly means elegance around the globe. That is what shopping in Dallas is all about — the unexpected, the exciting, the same feeling as a wide-eyed child on Christmas morning. It is as if Santa left most of his bags of goodies on Dallas' hearth, for there is every bit that much to see, explore and buy in Dallas. Being a smart shopper in Dallas is not hard. The diversity, excellence and convenience of the stores and their merchandise make shopping a simple matter. Retail stores are open six days a week, with hours generally from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with late closings on Thursday nights. Major shopping centers are most often open until 9:00 p.m. weeknights. The best place to start shopping, of course, is downtown. Mere are the major department stores, Neiman-Marcus, Sanger-Marris and Joske's. All of which have suburban branches. Downtown also offers numerous women's apparel shops, men's apparel shops, shoe stores, eating places and theaters. A below ground pedestrian walkway system called "The Tunnel" links downtown office buildings, banking facilities, restaurants, shops, and parking.

The skyline of "Big D.'

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DALLAS, TEXAS July 3 1 - August 6, 1 9 8 1 CONVENTION HOTELS: Dallas-Hilton Sheraton-Dallas

HOST CHAPTERS: Alpha Sigma Lambda. Cpsilon G a m m a . Zeta Chi. Eta E p s i l o n



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REGISTRATION FEES Alumni Brothers $90.00 College Brothers 70.00 College Brothers Weekend . . 3 5 . 0 0


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$70.00 60.00 50.00

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ALPHA WIDOWS are encouraged to use this form. • Tickets will not be sold during convention period for scheduled activities. Mail R e g i s t r a t i o n / H o t e l Reservation form to: ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Make c h e c k s payable t o 4 4 3 2 Martin Luther K i n g Drive Chicago. Illinois 6 0 6 5 3 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

PARTICIPATING HOTELS Dallas Hilton 1914 C o m m e r c e Street S h e r a t o n Dallas S o u t h l a n d Center

Single $38.00

Double/Twin $48.00




1 Br. & Parlor — $ 9 0 2 Brs. 6c Parlor - $ 1 4 0

1 Br. « Parlor — $ 1 4 0 * u p 2 Brs. «f Parlor - $ 1 9 5 6t up Children Free In P a r e n t s Room — Additional Adults $ 1 6 . 0 0

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BANQUET SEATING Seats for the Formal Banquet will be pre-assigned at the time of registration on a first-come / first-served basis. Group seating must be paid for and requested at the time of registration. Special rooms have been reserved for overflow attendance with closed circuit television coverage of all banquet activities. WEEKEND COLLEGE BROTHERS REGISTRATION The convention program will accommodate the many college Brothers with summer jobs or other commitments who want to attend. Major activities for the "young at heart" are being planned for the weekend and a reduced rate will allow College Brothers to register and attend all events from Friday thru Sunday. College Brothers — Come To Dallas! J O B S FAIR AND PLACEMENT PROGRAM More than 100 national corporations offering thousands of professional level j o b opportunities in all career fields are expected to participate in Alpha's 1981 Jobs Fair and Placement Program August 1-3 during the Diamond Jubilee Convention. Brothers and their guests seeking new careers, company or geographical changes should come to the convention prepared with up-dated resumes. The Fair will especially appeal to college seniors and recent college graduates. If you are unable to attend the Jobs Fair, you are urged to mail your resume to Alpha's Job and Placement Program, 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60653. The Jobs Fair will be open to the general Dallas-Fort Worth public. MILLION DOLLAR CAMPAIGN: Brothers are urged to complete all pledges to the Million Dollar Drive. If you have not contributed, please do so before July 1, 1981. Send your tax deductible gift to National Headquarters. PARKING Parking for convention registrants will be available, at a fee, near the hotel.


TOURNAMENT TYPE: The tournament will consist of Singles «t Doubles with one or two brackets depending on the number of Brothers entered. TOURNAMENT LOCATION: Klest Park Courts - Hampton at Kiest. DATE ft TIME: $15.00 Per Player — The fee covers courts, refreshments and awards. AWARDS: Trophies for Doubles — 1st. 2nd, at 3rd. Singles — 1st. 2nd. 8 r 3 r d . ENTRY DEADLINE: Entry fee due no later than July 15. 1981. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Elza McKnlght

HOTEL Motel room reservation requests must be sent to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60653. Convention Registration Fees must accompany room reservation requests. Indicate 1st or 2nd choice of hotel. Room assignments will be made in order received. If hotel of your choice Is filled, the Housing Bureau will make the best possible arrangement elsewhere. ADVANCE REGISTRATION For your convenience, pre-registration materials are included in this brochure. This form is to be used for registering Brothers, their families and guest. Your completed registration form should be forwarded with all fees to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60653. Special "Early-Bird" convention rates are offered for those persons who register before JULY 1 , 1 9 8 1 . In addition, pre-registrants are offered first-choice in selecting seating for the Alpha Formal Banquet. Advance Registration will allow you to spend less time at the registration desk and more time enjoying the city. Convention kits, activities tickets and convention information will be prepared in advance for pre-registrants and await your arrival at the hotel. REGISTER NOW!!! DELEGATE CREDENTIALS In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., all chapters must submit to the General Office the name and passcard number (or Life Member number) of each of its official delegates to the 75th Anniversary Convention. Delegate forms are available through the General Office. BABY-SITTING Baby-sitting services will be available for purchase during hours outside the regular schedules. A special desk will be set up to handle baby-sitting requests.

2-Man Florida Scramble Golf Tournament Tournament Type: 2-Man riorida Scramble The teams will consist of two golfers. The team of golfers tee off. The ball that has the best fairway lie will be the spot where the second shot Is taken by both golfers. From there, they will hit their second shot. If a third shot is necessary, the same procedure will be followed. Putting is no different. Both will putt from the ball that is nearest the cup or has the best lie. Once a putt has dropped in the cup. play Is over — no more putts. Tournament Location: Cedar Crest Qolf Course. 1600 Sutherland. Dallas. Texas. Date and Timet Monday. August 3, 1981. at 6:00 A.M. Flights: All 2-man teams will be placed In a flight according to their score on nine (9) holes. Those holes will be selected from any consecutive nine holes. Entry Fee: $25 per person. This fee covers green fee. cart fee. sandwiches and beverage. $1 5.00 for undergraduate Brothers. Awards: Each member of the teams that finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each flight will receive a trophy. Special Contest*: To make this tournament even more exciting and competitive, a long drive and closest to the pin contest has been added for each nine holes. Entry Deadline: Entries are due no later than July 1st. Due to extenuating circumstances. It Is possible to enter tournament at the golf course on the morning of the tournament.

Snap on ya spurs, Hop on yo' hat

and we'll meet you at the pass! Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to celebrate It's Diamond Jubilee year.

Western " J u b i l e e " Party


August 3, 1981 7:00 p.m. to 1 2:00 a.m. State Fair of Texas Coliseum Dallas, Texas Cocktails • Barbecue • Dinner-Dancing Music • Fun • Fellowship Contribution Requested $24 per person R.9.V.F. By JULY 10. 1981 With the enclosed card

Mail to: Brother. Elza NcKnlght 2 6 0 5 Magna Vista Dr. Dallas, Texas 7 5 2 1 6


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(Mail to: Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dallas, Texas 752IS


Yes, I will attend the Western "Jubilee" Party No. of persons attending

Mo, I cannot attend Enclosed is my contribution Amt. $


Organization: Address: Phone:


More than 2,000 youths attended the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Convention (NAACP) in Miami Beach, Florida. Among those whom were present was Brother LORENZA PHILLIPS BUTLER, JR., president for the Texas Youth and College Division. Butler spoke on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies regarding children's television programs and the importance of how youth are basically influenced by the media. In August, Brother Butler will work with the Minority Enterprise Division of the (FCC), under the direction of Barbara Morgan, in Washington, D.C. Ms. Morgan said, "I am concerned that less than 1 % out of 1,500 radio and television stations are controlled by Blacks." Spokesmen at the convention included Benjamin L. Hooks, former FCC Commissioner. Hooks said, "I praise the work that our young people are doing." He also added that programs like Stanford & Son can have a poor effect on minorities as well as nonminorities. Another person who spoke at the convention was former Congressman John Anderson. As Anderson talked, 200 youths from Alaska to Maine were protesting the low percentage of jobs that are open to teenagers. Anderson closed as he stated, "If I had a chance as president, fields like Communications will blossom open to minorities. Brother Butler will gather more information for his report when he returns to Houston in July, as an intern for Houston's top-rated radio station, KRLY 94 FM, where Michael Raymond is the general manager. Raymond said, "Students like Butler will be the general managers and lawyers of tomorrow." He added, "Butler will gain experience in the professional world of radio by working here at the station as

Brother REGINALD A. CRENSHAW, member of Mu lota Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., was elected to a seat on the City of Prichard, Alabama City Council. Brother Crenshaw's election to this seat made him, at age 23, one of the youngest elected municipal officials in the State of Alabama. As a member of the Prichard City Council, he will be Chairman of the Finance Committee, which oversees the city's six (6) million dollar budget. Brother Crenshaw's recent appointments include: Chairman of the City's Water Utility Board, Executive Member of

Brother Lorenza Butler South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, Mobile Community Action Board of Directors and Center for Consumer Affairs Board of Directors. Councilman Reginald A. Crenshaw was educated in the Mobile County School System and upon graduating from high school, enrolled in Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Morehouse College, Crenshaw completed his studies for a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and was one of only five (5) recipients of that degree in May of 1978. After completing his undergraduate degree in Atlanta, Crenshaw returned to Mobile and enrolled at the University of South Alabama, where he was pursuing a Master's degree in Public Administration before postponing his graduate studies to run for a seat on the Prichard City Council. Before coming to S. D. Bishop State Junior College to work as a part-time instructor and Research Analyst in the Institutional Research and Management Department, he was a mathematics instructor at his High School Alma Mater. 25

Brother JOSEPH G. LeCOUNT, at age 93, is still an active Alpha On The Move. Joseph LeCount received his early education in New England and later attended law school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. After his graduation from law school, Brother LeCount was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 1914, and to the United States District Court in 1916. Before his retirement at age 92, Joseph LeCount was the oldest practicing attorney in the state of Rhode Island. In 1970, he was honored by the Rhode Island Legislature for 55 years of service as an attorney and as a leader in the battle for civil rights. During that same year, Attorney LeCount received an award from Rhode Island's Third Ward Republican Committee, and an honorary degree from Providence College. Most recently, the Rhode Island Bar Association gave Attorney LeCount a special award in honor of 63 years as a practicing attorney in the State of Rhode Island, and the University of Rhode Island awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Laws. The awards have not always been there for Joseph LeCount. They came after many years of hard work and striving for those goals to which Alpha Phi Alpha men are expected to dedicate themselves; "Manly deeds, fellowship, and love for mankind." As a young lawyer, Joseph LeCount became actively involved with the Providence Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and served as its president from 1935 to 1939. During the 1920's, he had been instrumental in breaking down many color barriers that confronted Blacks in the State of Rhode Island. Subsequently, Joseph LeCount became the very first president of the New England Regional Conference of the NAACP. In the 1940's, Thurgood Marshall, currently a U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, was a member of the NAACP National Legal Defense Team. He and Attorney LeCount joined forces on a discrimination case involving the Boilermakers Union at the old Providence shipyard. In subsequent years, Attorney LeCount became an expert in Family Law and in areas relating to the rights of children. During its 7 5 t h A n n i v e r s a r y Celebration on January 26, 1980, The Marathon Club of Providence, R.I., honored Attorney LeCount as its oldest member and as one of the foun26

ders of the club. During its 75-year history, Attorney LeCount had been a viable member of this club of prominent men dedicated to the improvement and development of the Black community.


Brother THOMAS S. MARTIN, who is a former president of Alpha Psi Lambda Chapter, has been recognized by the City of Columbia by having a city park named in his honor. Mayor Kirkman Finley has officially dedicated the Thomas S. Martin Park adjacent to W. A. Perry Middle School. Brother Martin has long been recognized for his leadership ability in the area of physical education in particular, and education in general. He served as head of the physical education department at Booker Washington High School for many years. In that position, he developed a very successful physical education program which included gymnastics and tennis for boys and girls. In addition to teaching, he coached the football, basketball and tennis teams. Brother Martin has devoted most of his adult life to helping young people grow into meaningful citizenship through physical education. Brother Martin took the initiative and used his influence in getting the city of Columbia to provide a swimming pool for Black children. And, although he was rebuffed for his efforts, he persisted; eventually a first-rate swimming facility was built for the Black citizens of the city. Brother Martin, of course, was the logical choice to supervise the pool and the swimming program. For 20 years he held this position and developed a very successful swimming program. Since his retirement from the public schools of Richland School District One, and his teaching position at the University of South Carolina, Brother Martin, at age 69, remains very active directing the National Youth Sports Program in Columbia. The program brings underprivileged children into health, career and sports-oriented activities. The Brothers of Alpha Psi Lambda, the citizenry of Columbia, and students whom he has influenced through the years are proud of Brother Martin and salute him for his continued efforts to build better bodies and minds through physical education.


Brother MICHAEL McDONALD was born August 13, 1956, in Buffalo, New York, which was the month, year and location of the 50th Anniversary Convention of the Fraternity. Brother McDonald's affiliation with the Fraternity became even more congenial with his association with the principal at his elementary school in Huntsville, Alabama, Brother Isaac W. Rooks, who was an Alpha. Also, in 1971, Michael became the recipient of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award presented by the Buffalo Public Board of Education to the student who exemplifies the ideas and beliefs of the Omega Chapter civil rights leader. Brother McDonald is presently a Paralegal with Legal Services of Middle Tennessee, Inc., in Clarksville, Tennessee, and a member of Kappa Zeta Lambda Chapter. He is a 1979 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the only student in that class to have two degrees conferred upon him. In 1978, Michael was elected the first Black student body president in the history of that institution where enrollment exceeds 12,000, making it the third largest university in Tennessee. During his term as president of the student body, Brother McDonald represented the Tennessee state colleges and universities at the United States Student Association Merger Convention held at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Also, as student body president, Michael successfully lobbied for passage of a major referendum that allowed the Student Government Association to assess each student $1.00 to establish a separate account to be used to fund activities and events by recognized campus organizations. During his term, another first for a Black student occurred, the student body elected its first Black Homecoming Queen. Also, during his senior year, Michael was the first Black to be selected as "Mr. MTSU" in a pageant sponsored by a traditionally majority white sorority. He was honored as an Outstanding Senior and was twice selected for "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges" and became a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honorary Society. Following college, in 1980 Brother M c D o n a l d was s e l e c t e d to I n ternational Youth in Achievement by the International Archives Institute of Cambridge, England. He has served as a delegate to the Second National The Sphinx / Spring 1981

Black Student Leadership Conference held at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Chapel, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. Brother McDonald is presently serving as State Coordinator for Tennessee in the nationwide drive, spearheaded by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Social Change to petition the United States Congress to e n a c t l e g i s l a t i o n p r o v i d i n g for establishment of January 15 as a national holiday in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday.

Brother Arthur J. Murray Brother ARTHUR J. MURRAY, President of Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Vallejo, California, was promoted to the rank of Colonel in ceremonies held recently at Travis Air Force Base, California. Hospital Commander Dr. Vernon Chong presided at the promotion ceremonies. Dr. Murray is the Director of Medical Education responsible for coordinating the training of more than 100 interns and residents in various specialties of medicine. He also serves as Chief of Allergy/Immunology at the David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base. Entering the Air Force in 1966 as General Medical Officer, Brother Murray went on to complete a residency in Pediatrics at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas and a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Stanford University's Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, California. The son of Mrs. Frances B. Jones, of Mansfield, Louisiana, he is a 1956 graduate of DeSoto Parish Training School in Mansfield. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Southern The Sphinx / Spring 1981

University in 1960. After teaching at Southern for one year he entered Howard University's School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. in 1965. Brother Murray is married to the former Earline Davis. The couple has two daughters, Cherylyn, age 17, and Lisa, age 10. They reside in Vacaville, California.

^Ua, Brother DONALD WESLEY OGLETREE received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Distinguished Service Awards Council Incorporation on the 23rd of October in Dayton, O h i o . A c c o r d i n g to the C o u n c i l President, Maxie M. Riviere, Dr. Ogletree was selected because of his contributions and dedication to the Dayton Community. Besides the life membership in Theta Lambda Chapter, Brother Ogletree is active in a variety of community-oriented organizations. He is affiliated with the Utilization Committee of Washington Manor North Nursing Home, the Advisory Committee of the Health and Welfare Planning Council, Corporate Member of the Board for Homeland Ministeries. Further, he has served as General Counselor for the Resident Home for Retarded Boys, Dayton Opera A s s o c i a t i o n , t h e NAACP, the Urban League, and is a wholehearted supporter and active member of the St. John's United Church of Christ. In addition to membership in the previous organizations, Brother Ogletree is also a member and assertive upholder of such professional organizations as the American College of Emergency Physicians, National Medical Association, American Medical Association, Montgomery County (Ohio) Medical Society, and the American Professional Practice Association. Being a man of positive deeds, Brother Ogletree established the Riverview Health Centers, a multifacility for medical care provisions to the community. Brother Ogletree and his wife, Terrelia, have four children: Carol, a graduate of Talladega (Alabama) College; Carl, a student at Wright State University (Ohio); Sharon and Camille. Brother Ogletree graduated from Talladega (Alabama) College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology. He attended graduate school at the State University in Iowa and graduated from Meharry Medical College (Tennessee).

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EAST u of Greetings most distinguished Fraternity Brothers. The Brothers of Xi Omicron Chapter extend to you their most heartful blessings and wishes for both a productive and prosperous New Year. Xi Omicron Chapter, located at the University of Delaware, was founded on April 1 1 , 1 9 8 0 , and received its Charter and Chapter name during the 1 9 8 0 Eastern Regional Convention held in Wilmington, Delaware. Xi Omicron Chapter was sponsored by Gamma Theta Lambda Chapter of Wilmington. The 1980 academic year was one of promise and fulfillment for the members of Gamma Theta Lambda Chapter as another branch of Alpha sprouted and took root, although this time at the University of Delaware. Eight ambitious young men came together and formed "Men Interested In Alpha Phi Alpha" at the close of the fall semester and, after a period of suspense and tension, they made their first initial step towards Alphadom. From the beginning, the Brothers of the "Revelations" line commanded respect from the other Black organizations on campus through their acceleration t o w a r d s scholastic achievements, and with the successful completion of community projects such as: participating in the Delaware Special Olympics, setting up an educational exchange encounter with a local Senior Citizen Center, and highlighting the pledge activities with the painting of a wall mural entitled "Education: Black America's Roots To Tomorrow." As the spring semester of 1980 ended, Xi Omicron was well on its way in taking the leadership position of being first of all other Black Greek organizations on campus. The eight ambitious men who stepped out to make the journey to Alphadom finally reached their destination as they saw the lights of Alpha on April 10, 1980. The Brothers of Xi Omicron are as follows: William Watson, Treasurer; Orlando Rainey, Parliamentarian; Tracy Brown, Kevin Hopkins, Editors-to-theSphinx; Darryl Poston, President; Nathaniel Thompkins, Sergeant-atArms; Brian Hall, Vice-President; Levi Thompson, Secretary. With September of 1980 swiftly approaching, the Brothers of Xi Omicron

began to establish their image by participating with displays and stepping in the Annual Black Student Union Picnic, and in the Student Activities Night sponsored by the University Student Center. They also hosted Brother Tony Brown as he visited the University lecturing on Black College Day. During October, Xi Omicron was well represented in Philadelphia, PA, at the Eastern Regional Chapter Strong Workshop. As the end of the 1980 academic year approached, Xi Omicron sponsored a successful Canned Food Drive of which the proceeds were given to a needy family in the community. On the weekend of December 4th-6th, the Brothers had secured their image by hosting a successful "Seven Wonders of Alpha" weekend tribute to the Founders of the Fraternity. The weekend began on Thursday, December 4th, with a Commemorative Service in honor of the Jewels. The highlight of the evening of December 5th was an "Alpha Step-Off" of which local Alpha Chapters were invited to compete. December 6th climaxed the celebration along with the activities of Xi Omicron for 1980. The Brothers concluded the weekend with the production of a Fashion Show and Semi-Formal Dance combination. The Brothers of Xi Omicron Chapter are extremely proud to be a part of Alpha Phi Alpha. Although the Chapter is new, the Brothers have established their mark on the University of Delaware campus and are striving to reach higher heights with Alpha in the oncoming year ahead.

rhode island The members of Mu Theta Lambda Chapter in Rhode Island found October 1980 a most significant month in the history of the chapter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one relevant enough to be shared with the rest of our Brothers across the United States and abroad. This is very aptly demonstrated by two important events in Providence, Rhode Island, during the month of October, when one Alpha Brother received a scholarship award named in honor of another Brother. Arthur Wright, of Providence, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and a June 1980 graduate of Brown University. Currently, he is matriculating as a first year law student at Howard University. In October 1980, Brother Wright became the recipient of the third annual grant from the Joseph G. LeCount 29

Scholarship Fund of the Rhode Island Minority Caucus. This particular scholarship fund, which awards $500 annually to a minority student attending law school, was established in 1975. It was established in honor of Attorney Joseph G. LeCount, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity since 1922. The celebration of Brother LeCount's 93rd birthday on October 23, 1980, is also of great significance. Attorney LeCount's life parallels almost a century of the struggles of Black people for human and civil rights. Also, the life of Brother LeCount parallels much of the history of Alpha Phi Alpha, the State of Rhode Island and the legal profession in terms of its impact of each. The members of Mu Theta Lambda congratulate Brother Wright on receiving this award — in honor of an outstanding Alpha man, Attorney LeCount.

and inequities suffered by the Montgomery County Black population, then approaching 30,000. The 35 Brothers who chartered IUL envisioned a viable and active Chapter consisting of Brothers who were dedicated to relating too and articulating the needs and concerns of Blacks suffering in the midst of White affluence. The Chapter through the years has clung steadfast to that vision. Among its many programs and activities through the years are annual programs honoring Black student achievers, Black businesspersons, and Black community leaders; to find summer jobs for Black youths; promoting an active Black citizenry through voter "REV" (registration/education/voting) efforts; and an annual Black Heritage Program and Martin L. King, Jr., Memorial Breakfast. IUL was also instrumental in the successful effort to make January 15, Dr. King's birthday, a school holiday in the county. The Chapter has given $22,000 in Black student scholarships since the program started in 1973, and is working with county organizations to increase Black representation in all county agencies at all levels. Paying tribute to IUL at the 10th Anniversary Celebration were 300 Alphas, community leaders and friends, and local government officials. Spokespersons representing Greek-letter organizations, Washington, DC-area Alpha Chapters, Montgomery County Black Community, Montgomery County Government, and World-Wide Alpha Brotherhood applauded the Chapter for, in the words of one, "spearheading the cause for Black people in (Mont-

gomery) County." Brother James R. Williams served as guest speaker in place of Brother Ernest N. Morial, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, who was not able to attend. Brother Morial, who was General President when IUL was founded, was named the recipient of lUL's "Manly Deeds Award," the Chapter's highest award for "outstanding leadership and community service.


Greetings from the Alpha Kappa Chapter located in metropolitan Springfield, Massachusetts. Recently reactivated by the efforts of the Theta lota Lambda Chapter, AK now covers the University of Massachusetts, American International, Western New England and Springfield Colleges. AK wasted no time in becoming an essential part of the academic and social life among Black students in the area. As a chapter, we realized the key to survival was building a strong foundation. To facilitate this, AK met with the leaders of other various campus lota Upsilon Lambda (IUL) of Silver groups and now have a working Spring, Maryland, winner of the Fraterrelationship with all. The chapter also nity's "Outstanding Alumni Chapter of became officially recognized by the adthe Year" award at the 74th Anministration by becoming members of niversary Convention, celebrated its the Intra-Fraternity Council. We have 10th birthday on November 21,1980, become very active in this group that with an observance banquet and governs fraternal activity at the college. program. Currently, with a membership of ten IUL was launched as an official (plus the addition of our new brothers, Chapter on December 13, 1970. Its Phillip Pasley and Alex Murkinson of beginning was motivated by the spirit Boston, Massachusetts), AK is very of fraternity and citizenship responoptimistic about the future. The chapsibility espoused by the Seven Jewels, ter encourages every brother to strive and by a plethora of racial injustices for the maximum academic achievement. Also, we realize the need for involvement in campus and community activities. In the fall, AK got things started by lending a hand to a local Black candidate for state «__ m ____."*r'v _fl 1 -*- — BBpHfL. "«.,:•• representative, presented a Ladies __i _ p t *• j^H *«_. i_H Wf" '" n Nite and presented our second annual "Gentleman Smoker" — a night of information and entertainment held at a luxurious hotel for men interested in _ _ _ _ _ Alpha. Ufl AK was also very successful in producing Alpha Jam '80, a double celebration for the reactivation of the chapter. On Friday, November 14, the brothers proved their stepping ability as we presented our "1980 StepShow." Saturday afternoon was the occasion of the Angel Coronation. The AK chapter has been blessed to have _ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY twenty lovely Angels who have helped lota Upsilon Lambda Presidents. From left are former presidents Werton Bellamy, Robert us become one of the most respected Hatchel, Hanley Norment, and Kenneth Clark. Current President John W. Diggs is at right. organizations in Springfield. AK


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showed its appreciation by hosting an evening of wine and dine just for the ladies. Then by Saturday night, everyone was ready for "Alpha Jam '80," a highly publicized, semi-formal affair. The party was highlighted by a special disco sound and light show and the area's best disc jockeys. The event was enjoyed by nearly seven hundred people from the area colleges and community. AK would like to thank our brothers who attended from the east. The funds from Alpha Jam '80 enabled AK to establish our Alpha Kappa Scholarship, the AK Emergency Financial Aid Fund and to do our part in the Million Dollar Fund by pledging $500. For the Spring semester, AK will be working even harder to uphold the ideals and principles of Alpha. We have planned a Roller Disco for Sickle Cell, our first Black and Gold Ball and a film festival for the area youth, to name a few. AK is proud to announce the election of its officers for the 1980 school year, they are: Maurice Gibson, President; Ron Johnson, Vice President; Herbert LaValle Smith, Treasurer; Derek Murray, Secretary; Bobby Cole, Dean of Pledges; Jay Jubilee, Director of Social Affairs; William Martin, Parliamentarian; and Eddie Berry Haynes, Step-Master. Keep in touch with AK so that we may be aware of the changes and the old traditions going on in the land of Alpha.

u of Virginia Greetings Brothers of Alpha and best wishes for an exciting and prosperous new year from the lota Beta Chapter. lota Beta is always striving to uphold the high standards of Alpha Phi Alpha. In keeping with those standards, the Brotherhood, in an attempt to repeat as the winner of the Inter-Fraternity Council's community service award, has endeavored upon many service projects. Among the projects undertaken in the fall semester are: A fund drive for the Virginia Lung Association that raised over $300, a drive for Muscular Dystrophy that raised over $100, and numerous man hours working for the Charlottesville Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP). In the spring semester lota Beta intends to work with CHIP and AHIP, and also sponsor other fund drives and a spaghetti spree. The spaghetti spree is The Sphinx / Spring 1981

an annual event that helps the chapter raise money for the $300 scholarship it presents each year to a deserving student in the Charlottesville area. Important events for lota Beta were: The Annual Martin Luther King Memorial Service, which will pay tribute to our great Brother and civil rights leader, was held in January, and a disco held for all the Brothers attending the Virginia State Convention here in Charlottesville in March. lota Beta welcomed two young men into Alpha this fall; they are Brothers Allen Saunders and Cecil House. The present members of lota Beta are: Evan Young, President; Benny Wilson, Vice-President and Serw'ce Project Co-ordinator; Major Lewis, Secretary; Tony Latney, Treasurer; Lawrence Lambert, Historian; Karl Watts, Editorto-the-Sphinx; Dave Hicks, Chaplain; Ricky Bugg, Dean of Pledges; and members: Bryan Holoman, Mark Goffe, James Lee, and Dave Uskavitch.

slippery rock state college We, your Brothers here at Slippery Rock Xi Mu Chapter, wish to submit to you our report. The delay of our reporting was due to our not wanting to merely submit a report listing goals we hope to accomplish one day in the future, but rather a list of goals we have successfully accomplished. Our chapter was founded by Brother Dr. Harry L. Budd, November 16, 1 979. The first and founding line of Xi Mu Chapter, known as the Agape Gems (meaning the purest form of love) consisted of 14 Brothers: Charles Clark, Shannon Duck, Curtis

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Finney, James Fulton, Clarence Heidelberg, Thomas L. Jones, Barry Miles, Kevin Mitchell, John Reason, Keith W. Rice, Dwight Turner, James Washington, Albert Ways, and Miles Woodberry. Due to academic reasons Shannon Duck, Clarence Heidelberg and Dwight Turner were forced to temporarily drop line at the beginning of the final week of the pledging period, delaying their rejoining the chapter until February 8, 1980. Their line was known as Agape Gems II. On April 20, 1980, Xi Mu again welcomed a line, consisting of 12 young men known as Mazi Agrios (meaning together fierce) across the burning sands. The Brothers taking up that line were: Mark Bell, Richard Butler, Mark Davis, Marc Gaylord, Linford Jones, Norman Knox, Richard Portier, Gary Rodgers, Greg Stewart, James Stitt, Phillip White, and Thomas Woodruff. On November 15, 1980, with the close guidance of his 26 Brothers, Brian Allen, known as "The Force Of One," made solitary footprints in the sand to Alphaland. Since the founding of Xi Mu, the chapter has successfully accomplished many endeavors such as: Setting up a Jessie Owen's Scholarship Fund for minority students; we have held many social fund raisers where the proceeds from the affair went to local and national charities; we have provided many volunteer hours of service at agencies for the handicapped and the aged; we have monthly visited churches in the community, making our spiritual presences known; we have provided low cost meals to persons in the community; and we have remained very

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active as leaders in many of the organizations on Slippery Rock's campus. The current officers of Xi Mu are: Kevin Mitchell, President; Albert Ways, Vice-President; James Washington, Secretary; Shannon Duck, Treasurer; James Fulton, Secretary of Treasurer; Thomas L. Jones, Historian; Clarence Heidelberg, Parliamentarian and Sergeant-at-Arms; and Thomas Woodruff, Chaplain.

williom & mary The men of Kappa Pi chapter, located at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, send greetings to all Brothers of the world's greatest fraternity â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alpha Phi Alpha. We want all of Alphadom to know that we are alive and kicking in Tidewater, Virginia. Though we have experienced many stumbling blocks and pitfalls, we are committed to let nothing and nobody extinguish the light of Alpha here. We are happy to announce that we were able to award, this past spring, our first Wendell T. Foster Scholarship (in honor of our chapter advisor). The award was given to a local high school student now attending Fayetteville State College. Plans are now being completed to make not one but two awards this spring. Kappa Pi opened the 1980-1981 school year with its 6th annual Minority Freshman Dinner. Our president, Albert A. Herring, gave an inspiring message to an audience composed of 30 (of 34) entering minority freshmen, several Deans, and the President of William and Mary. The Brothers capped off Freshman Week with a free disco. As usual, the disco "got off." We have had a very active service program this past fall. Kappa Pi sponsored a movie and refreshments for the patients at Eastern State Hospital's Adolescent Ward. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The Brotherhood also made several visits to the Pines Nursing Home. The patients really appreciated the home-made Thanksgiving cards we gave them in November. Once again we sponsored two Thanksgiving baskets. These were given this year to two families which had been recently burned out. Socially, we weren't lacking either. We sponsored numerous discos (proceeds to help finance our projects), as well as a bowling night, a cocktail party, and a cook-out and games evening. 32

Kappa Pi sponsored the Black Alumni Homecoming Ball this year. This year's affair was held at the Ramada Inn. This was the first time a Black affair was ever held off-campus. The Ball was very well attended and a good time was had by all. Hats off to Brother L Shawn Keyes for making all the arrangements. Kappa Pi is especially proud to announce that several of our social functions, including a party co-sponsored by the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, were held in our fraternity house. After much talking and much negotiating (for 2 years), we finally persuaded the college to house us. The Alpha House is located on campus at 312 Jamestown Road. All Brothers of the Black and Gold are invited to stop by whenever in the Williamsburg area. The Brotherhood wishes to congratulate two Brothers. Congratulations go to Brother L. Shawn Keyes for being selected to be included in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities (1979-1980). Congratulations are also extended to Brother Connie Swiner III, who spent the summer of 1980 working as an Undergraduate Research Participant at a Laboratory in Illinois. We also congratulate Brother Swiner for being accepted into medical school. The officers for 1980-1981 are Albert A. Herring, President; Leslie Shawn Keyes, Vice-President; Roger M. Bailey, Jr., Secretary; Spencer "Chico" Mead, Treasurer; Connie Swiner, III, Editor-to-the-Sphinx and Director of Education; Edney Jones, Special Projects Coordinator. Until next issue, Best Wishes and Keep the Light of Alpha Shining Brightly! Pray for Us as We Pray for You!

morylond For the Brothers of Omicron Lambda Alpha, the 74th Founder's Day Observance proved to be a true fraternal experience. Under the leadership of Chapter President Keith Seaforth, over 250 Brothers representing all of the chapters in the Washington Metropolitan area held a joint Founder's Day Program on December 5 at a popular downtown club. Brother Ray Miller of Columbus, Ohio and former Deputy Assistant for Minority Affairs to President Carter was the honoree and keynote speaker. The eight chapters represented were: Beta, lota Upsilon Lambda, lota

Zeta, Kappa Epsilon Lambda, Mu Lambda, Nu Beta, Theta Rho, and the newly initiated Brothers from the University of the District of Columbia. According to Brother Seaforth, "the Joint Founder's Day Celebration will continue to be an annual event in Washington." On December 22, the Annual O.L.A. Senior Citizen's Christmas Party was held. Senior citizens were provided with gifts, refreshments and an abundance of "Holiday Cheer." Adhering to the Alpha precept "Servants of AH" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; January 27, O.L.A. will begin working with adjudicated youth in the District of Columbia as part of our Community Outreach Effort. The program will provide the youth with basketball fundamentals, crisis counseling, martial arts training, swimming lessons and good-old-fashioned Alpha tutoring. The Brothers of O.L.A. take pride in extending congratulations to our 26th General President, Ozell Sutton, and wish him success during his tenure.

MID-WEST millikin u Greetings from the Brothers of Theta Omicron Chapter located at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. This 1980-81 school year finds the return of nine strong Brothers to carry on the high goals set forth by our founding Jewels. This year's officers and members of Theta Omicron Chapter are: Kevin Hines, President; Ron Branch, Vice President and Dean of Pledges; Terryn Granger, Treasurer; Keith Hines, Secretary; Jesse Chester, Social Chairman; Bernard Hepburn, Historian; Johnnie Rolle, Parliamentarian; and Neophytes Mark Hosey, Sergeant-At-Arms; and Fred Turner, Program Chairman. The Brothers began the year with an explosive start. On September 13, 1980 Theta Omicron delighted the campus by sponsoring an all-school dance. The Brothers highlighted this gala affair with one of the most thunderous Step Shows ever performed on the M.U. campus. Although small in numbers, "TO" Chapter competed successfully in the Homecoming Games and met the theme of "Hit Parade" in the HomeThe Sphinx / Spring 1 981

coming Talent Show by thrilling the audience to a medley of songs from the 1950's and 60's which included "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by the Temptations. Being of service to the Black students on campus and the Decatur community is a major goal of Theta Omicron Chapter. In October, the Brothers turned a dull evening into one of fun and excitement by presenting their first Fun and Games Night, which included a variety of games, music, and refreshments for the campus students. During Halloween the Brothers worked together with RHC and BSU to run a haunted house of which proceeds were donated to charity. During the Christmas season, the Brothers reached out to those shut-ins by visiting nursing homes to sing Christmas carols and spread good cheer to patients. In campus activities Alpha men are easily recognized as the Black leaders on campus. To mention a few: Brother Bernard Hepburn, President of the Black Student Government and Treasurer of the International Club; Brother Johnnie Rolle, President of Association of Christian Athletes; Brother Ron Branch, first Millikin student to receive Laureate Award for academic excellence and leadership, to be presented at a luncheon held at the State Capitol with Governor Thompson of Illinois. Some of the CCIW conference's finest athletes are Alpha Men. Playing a vital role in Millikin's three times conference championship football team 1977-79 were Brother Johnnie Rolle, captain, MVP, All-Conference; Brother Mark Hosey, All-Conference; and 1980 graduate Brother Charles Stanley, AllConference and Ail-American Honorable mention. Brother Kevin Hines received the honor of Track MVP and Captain. As the light of Alpha shines even brighter, the Brothers of Theta Omicron Chapter look forward to further enlightening the Millikin campus and Decatur community to the aims of our great fraternity.



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being enrolled within a college or university and family income. Guest speaker for the event was Brother James Buford, Midwest VicePresident. Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston, who declared September 20, 1980 Alpha Phi Alpha Day in the city, was also a guest. To celebrate our 74th year the Brothers again met at the Springfield Hilton. We again committed ourselves to greater achievement with continuing our scholarships and other programs to educate our community of where we, as a people, should direct our energies. Springfield, Illinois is the site of the 1984 Regional Convention and the Brothers are already working to insure a productive meeting that will promote Brotherhood and civic importance in the spirit of the ideals of our fraternity.

indiana u The Brothers of Gamma Eta wish to express greetings to all Brothers in Alphadom. The past 1979-80 year was successful for the Brothers at Indiana University. The spring pledge class, "The Franchise," consisted of Mark Harris, Steven Moore, Donald Mulligan, Lonnie Johnson, Mark Ramsey, and Matthew Stewart. Current officers are: Everett McDonald, President; Elbert Herron, Vice-President; Wayman Nunn, Financial Secretary; Brian Fleming, Recording Secretary; Ulysses Terry, Treasurer; Lamont Williams, Dean of Pledges; Steven Moore, Director of Educational Activities; Matthew Stewart, Parliamentarian/Historian; and Alpha M. Dixon, Editor-to-the-Sphinx. The Fall 1980 semester opened with a college awareness program for incoming freshmen. The Brothers held a cultural rally and musical arts festival during October to promote Black unity on campus. The Brothers sponsored a Halloween Party for underprivileged children and donated money to the Second Baptist Church Bus fund. Brother Kenneth Nelson, a senior, is a column writer for the university newspaper, as well as owner of a local Black specialty shop. Brother Matthew Stewart has been a positive force on campus in his position as I.U.B.S.U. (Indiana University Black Student Union) Vice-President. The undergraduate Brothers look forward to working with the graduate chapter recently established on Bloomington's campus. Nu Nu Lambda held formal charter cere34

monies on November 23, 1980. Brother James Blanton was present to present the Charter. The Founder's Day Weekend, chaired by Brothers Kevin Woolridge and Alpha Dixon, was very successful. The chapter Brothers, alumni, and visiting Brothers participated in making the weekend a memorable one. The Brothers presented Brother Lonnie Johnson a special acknowledgement for his outstanding performance in football. We wish to acknowledge the fall pledge class, "Second Genesis": Lewis Boyden, Kevin Gales, Johnny Jackson, Jeff Jordan, Frankie Myatt, Thomas Ogle, and Michael Tillotson. The Brothers are currently working on various projects which include making Dr. Martin L. King's birthday a national holiday, donating money to the N.A.A.C.P., working with Black greek counsel, Black Student Union, college awareness and promoting Black unity among students on campus. The Brothers extend a cordial invitation to all Brothers to visit on February 19-21. The winter weekend on the campus is an event you don't want to miss!

ohio Warm greetings from the Brothers of Theta Lambda Chapter, Dayton, Ohio. We would like to take this opportunity to bring you up-to-date on our chapter's events and progress. The Brothers continue to strive for excellence in the name of Alpha. On May 17, 1980, the First Annual George E. DeMar Achievement Award Breakfast in honor of the chapter's true Alpha Man who entered Omega Chapter early 1980. This breakfast was in recognition and praise of 34 senior students from various high schools in the Dayton-area. A Reclamation Dinner held November 14 at Downtown Ramada Inn spearheaded by Brother Henry Wilson to encourage inactive members to rejoin with glad hands in the continued fellowship of Alpha Brotherhood. The Trinity United Presbyterian Church, pastored by Brother Reverend James I. Davis, was host to the chapter's 74th Observance of Founders' Day on December 14, 1980. Also, Theta Lambda Chapter held its annual Christmas Cabaret Dance, December 19, 1980, in its continued efforts to raise funds for college schol-

arships to be awarded during our Annual Spring Ball to deserving high school students contemplating college. This affair, again this year, was successful due to the tenacious leadership of Brother James Wright, who has been chairperson for over five years. As Brothers of Theta Lambda continue to set high aims and goals for the coming years, Brother James A. Washington has become one of the first to start "gettin' it on." He has initiated and composed a youthful male group of high school students called Alpha Lites. His aim is to expose these young men to social, cultural, educational and recreational activities to help them become knowledgable, scholarly, gentlemanly, ambitious, leaders, followers and perhaps truly exemplified as Alpha Men.

michigon Gamma Lambda Chapter of Detroit recently honored thirty Alpha Brothers whose membership in the fraternity spanned fifty years of more. The banquet tribute was held in Detroit's historic Book Cadillac Hotel, site of the fraternity's 1954 National Convention. Representing nearly sixteen hundred years of membership in Alpha Phi Alpha, this distinguished group of men was led in seniority by Brother Coit Ford whose affiliation with the Fraternity began sixty-seven years ago at Xi Chapter, Wilberforce College. Others honored included two sets of blood brothers and four surviving founders of Alpha Upsilon Chapter in 1926. Brother Ivan Cotman introduced the honorees by reading a biography of their careers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; careers which include a variety of professions and public service contributions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; careers punctuated by the struggle and determination to succeed in spite of the formidable obstacles ranged against Black men during the early years of this century. The m o v i n g t r i b u t e p r o m p t e d Brother Robert Chillison, Gamma Lambda president, to observe that this assemblage of illustrious Brothers "affords us an opportunity to illuminate our past so that we may better contemplate our future." Other highlights of the evening included a citation from Michigan's G o v e r n o r , William G. M i l l i k e n , a resolution from the Detroit Common Council, certificates of honor from the The Sphinx / Spring 1981

Wayne County Supervisors and commemorative plaques from Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, Detroit's first major Black-owned financial institution. Those Alpha Brothers honored were: Brother Coit Ford, Xi, Wilberforce, 1914; Brother L T. Croswaite, Mu, University of Minnesota, 1920; Brother J. J. McLendon, Chi, Meharry Medical College, 1 9 2 1 ; Brother Thomas Posey, lota, Syracuse University, 1921; Brother Theodore White, Epsilon, University of Michigan, 1922; Brother Clarence Jackson, Gamma Lambda, Detroit, 1923. Brother David M. Jordan, Mu, University of Minnesota, 1923; Brother Ricksford Meyers, Eta, Columbia University, 1923; Brother Lowell Baker, Gamma Lambda, Detroit, 1924; Brother Howard McNeil, Psi, University of Pennsylvania, 1925; Brother Harry G. Brown, Omicron, University of Pittsburgh, 1925; Brother Malcolm G. Dade, Psi, University of Pennsylvania, 1925. Brother Langston Daniel, Moses Thompson, Julius Taylor and Clifton Griffith, Alpha Upsilon, Wayne State University (formerly, City College of Detroit), 1926. Brother McLean Morrison, Chi, Meharry Medical College, 1926; Brother C. Lebron Simmons, Epsilon, University of Michigan, 1926; Brothers Lawrence Taylor and George Taylor, Alpha Rho, Morehouse College, 1927;

basketball, dancing, backgammon, and card playing; (2) a children's program which introduced future career opportunities, and (3) a wine sip. Proceeds from Alpha Week will be used to help build a Black Studies Library at U.C. Our formal smoker, under the direction of Brother Bryan Jones, Dean of Pledges, was highlighted by a message from the guest speaker, Brother Stanley Broadnax, Health Commissioner for the city of Cincinnati. Approximately 30 interested young men were in attendance. Our largest and most unique challenge of the quarter was the presentation of "Blackness From Deep Within," our Black culture program, featuring The Honorable Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. The program contained poetic readings, solos, dramatizations, and selections from the Hanarobi Contemporary Gospel Ensemble, under Greetings, most distinguished the direction of Brother David W. Brothers of Alpha from Alpha Alpha Gravatt. It also contained selections Chapter, University of Cincinnati. The from Alpha Alpha Chapter Chorus. Brothers of Double A are once again Brother Moss, a world-wide traveled striving toward "Manly Deeds, Scholarspeaker and lecturer, Mid-Western ship, and the Love for All Mankind" Regional Vice President of Operation with the dedication and enthusiasm of PUSH, Civil Rights leaders, and pastor our Seven Jewels in mind. of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, in Alpha Alpha chapter's first major Cleveland, Ohio, delivered a dynamic activity of the 1980-81 academic year and very inspirational message. This was Alpha Week. This was a joint effort program was organized by Brother with Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Terry Allen and the proceeds from it Alpha Sorority, Inc., and was highwill also be used to help fund the conlighted by several activities: (1) an "All struction of the Black Studies Library. Night Affair," held at the Mel Rose Double A also collected money for YMCA which included swimming, UNICEF which will be used to help a country in South Africa. Warren Ali, President of Alpha Alpha Chapter, spoke on the many accomplishments and goals of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the 1980 OpenRush sponsored by the Alliance of Black Greek Letter Organizations. In celebration of Founders Day, the Brothers gathered at the Targeman University Center at 12 noon, December 4th to hold high their light and praise the name of Alpha Phi Alpha through song and dance. A candlelighting ceremony in dedication to the memory of our seven jewels was held later in the evening. Brother Timmie Piphus, a Musical Theater major at the College Conservatory of Music delivered an impressive trial sermon on December 12th. Seated, from left to right: Bro. McLean Morrison, Chi, 1926; Bro. Harry G. Brown, Omicron, Alpha Alpha Chapter is proud to say 1925; Bro. T. Contella Hollis, Alpha Upsilon, 1930; C. Lebron Simmons, Epsilon, 1927; that we recognized our 60th AnniverBro. John T. Simmons, Epsilon, 1929; Bro. Lowell Baker, Gamma Lambda, 1924;sary Bro. J. McLendon, Chi, 1921. Standing, from left to right: Bro. Theodore White, Epsilon, 1922; December 20th at U.C. Started by Bro. Bertram Hudson, Alpha Beta, 1929; Bro. Lawrence Taylor, Alpha Rho, 1927; Bro.10 courageous young Black men, AA has and will continue to work untirGeorge Taylor, Alpha Rho, 192 7; Bro. Clarence Jackson, Gamma Lambda, 1923; Bro. Coit Ford, Xi, 1914; Bro. John W. Hurse, Upsilon, 1930; Bro. Malcolm G. Dade, Psi, 1925; Bro. ingly to meet those difficult challenges L T. Croswaite, Mu, 1920; Bro. Thomas Posey, lota, 1921; Bro. Lucius May, Nu, 1929; of life. We maintain a good relationship Bro. John T. Butler, Nu, 1928; Bro. Ramon Scruggs, Alpha Chi, 1929; Bro. Georgewith West, Cincinnati's dedicated graduate Xi, 1927; Bro. Clifton Griffith, Alpha Upsilon, 1926. The Sphinx / Spring 1981

Brother George West, Xi, Wilberforce, 1927; Brother John Butler, Nu, Lincoln University, 1928. Brother John B. Green, Nu, Lincoln University, 1 9 2 9 ; Brother Ramon Scruggs, Alpha Chi, Fisk University, 1929; Brother Lucius May, Nu, Lincoln University, 1929; Brother Bertram H u d s o n , Alpha Beta, T a l l a d e g a College, 1929; Brother John T. Simmons, Epsilon, University of Michigan, 1929; Brother T. Contella Hollis, Alpha Upsilon, Wayne State University, 1930; Brother John W. Hurse, Upsilon, U n i v e r s i t y of Kansas, 1 9 3 0 and Brother Austin W. Curtis, Alpha Zeta, West Virginia College, 1930.

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chapter, Delta Gamma Lambda, which is very supportive of our activities. The chapter has made the following plans for January: (1) to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Freedom March to be held in downtown Cincinnati; and (2)to present our annual M. L. King, Jr. Day program. At this event the chapter presents its Freedom Award, which is given to a faculty member, administrator, or student who strives toward freedom, equality, and the advancement of Blacks. This program is under the direction of Brother Shawn Topps. Alpha Alpha chapter challenges you to always work as our Jewels in the spirit of "sacrifice and cooperation," to uphold our beliefs, and strive for excellence to prove that we are "The Light of the World."

illinois "Preserving Our Heritage" was the theme of a reception honoring Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Wesley on Sunday, December 7th at the DuSable Museum of African American History. The affair, hosted by lota Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, saluted the couples' contributions to the study and preservation of Black history and culture. Dr. Wesley, a protege of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and himself a noted historian and author, is Executive Director Emeritus of The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. A graduate of Fisk (BA), Yale (MA) and Harvard (PhD), he has forged a brilliant career in history and education â&#x20AC;&#x201D; having served as President of

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both Wilberforce and Central State Universities. Mrs. Wesley holds degrees from Howard (BA), Columbia (MA), and University of Susquehanna (LLD). She is one of America's foremost librarians, serving for many years as Director of the MoorlandSpingarn Collection of Afro-American History at Howard University. That collection is now a top repository of literature and artifacts on Black culture. At 89, Dr. Wesley is still actively writing and his wife, 75, keeps busy as a consultant to librarians and various publishing concerns. Program participants included lota Delta Lambda President Michael J. Price, who is also Editor-in-Chief of Alpha's national magazine, The Sphinx. Price urged those present to spread the word about "unsung heroes," such as the Wesleys, noting that Black society cannot survive if it's only heroes are sports and entertainment figures. Also participating were Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Director of DuSable Museum; Alpha National Executive Secretary James Blanton; and David Dixon, President of Alpha's Nu Delta college chapter at Chicago State University, who presented the couple with an engraved silver bowl as a momento of the occasion. Dr. Erwin A. France is Program Chairman of lota Delta Lambda Chapter. Other reception committee members were Azel Carter, Jr.; James Griffin; Bobby Hopkins; Troy Ratliff; Mitchell Roberson; and W. Wayman Ward.

eastern michigan u The Brothers of Epsilon Eta chapter wish to extend holiday greetings to all Brothers and their families throughout Alphadom. We would also like to say "Welcome New Brothers" to all those who crossed those burning sands this past year, including our own "Fortress of Brotherhood" consisting of neophyte Brothers Larry Welker, Robert Parker, Mike Hinton, Steve Abhram, Ernest Britton and Keith Baily. Remember new Brothers to keep the light of Alpha, First Of All. In the first academic year of higher learning, 1980-81, we truly strove to be first of all: By sponsoring a successful Art Print Sale; by obtaining absentee ballots for students away from home on election night, and by handing out pamphlets to stop Tisch Two, here in our state; by running two very successful bucket drives, one for Unicef and one in cooperation with Student Government for Humanitarian Day; and by sponsoring the famous political activist Stokley Carmichael here on our campus for a lecture series. On the most well-known date in our fraternity, December 4, 1906, seven young men formed what came to be known as Alpha Phi Alpha. On December 4, 1980, in cooperation with Theta Zeta Lambda, we held a champagne sip that was truly a rousing affair for all involved. In closing we would like to say, Brothers HOLD HIGH THE LIGHT OF The Sphinx / Spring 1981

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"Manly deeds, Scholarship and Love for all mankind," are the aims of our dear fraternity. The Brothers of Mu Beta Chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin strived to make all goals a living reality during fall quarter. With the thought of Chapter of the Year as their goal, the Brothers started the year off by staging a Black and Gold Weekend which included a dedication ceremony, open house, and grand opening celebration for their new fraternity house at 4 0 5 Oxford St. Located adjacent to the UTM Pacer Stadium, the two-story House of Alpha also includes an exquisite Mu Beta Lounge which is unlike any other fraternity house in the state. Additional activities during the quarter included a welcome banner for UTM freshmen and new students; placing second in the campus blood drive; participation in the homecoming parade; Halloween Masquerade Party; Senior Citizens visitations; and receiving the runner-up trophy for participation in the annual fall quarter campus Greek show. The major project for the quarter, however, was the fourth annual campus-wide canned food drive. The Brothers collected over 5 0 0 donations, as they went to each dorm, door-to-door collecting food for the needy. Following presentations of Thanksgiving baskets in Martin, the Brothers carried additional items to the Mallory Knights Charitable Organiza-

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tion in Memphis. The food was then distributed to needy families in Memphis for Christmas. " M B " also welcomed two new Brothers into their Brotherhood. Labeled as the "Dignified Duo of Diplomacy," the guys crossed the burning sands into Alphadom on November 1 , 1 9 8 0 . The new Brothers are Reginald Williams and Emmett McNeil, both of Memphis. Outside of working for Alpha, the 18 Brothers of " M B " continued to exhibit academic excellence as well as being involved in numerous campus activities. On campus Alpha's hold these positions: President and reporter of the Black Student Association; Student Government Association Congress and Committees; Associate News Editor for (The Pacer) weekly campus newspaper; Student Supervisors for the University Center; Resident Assistant in campus dorm; Assistant directors of United Collegiate Gospel Choir; and radio announcers for (WUTM) campus radio station. Other campus activities for Brothers includes: Peer Enabling Program (PEP) Leader for freshmen; ROTC cadet, 1st Lt. Battalion Intelligence Officer; Group Leader for High School Science Bowl; Co-Producer for AKA Miss Essence Pageant; Vanguard Theatre; and Sweethearts for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Alpha Athletes are Brother Sylvester Bernard of the Pacer basketball team, and Brother Gregory Stallings, who is currently ranked number one in the nation by the United States Amateur Boxing Coaches Association for the Super Heavyweight Boxing Class. The Brothers would like to invite all Alpha Brothers to stop by any time and share that "good ole Alpha spirit," while receiving warm hospitality by the Mu Beta Brotherhood. The Brothers will moreover continue to uphold the high standards of Alpha through "Manly deeds, Scholarship and Love for all mankind."

south Carolina The Brothers cf Alpha Psi Lambda came out on Saturday morning, December 6, in large numbers to observe the chapter's Founder's Day and the 75th anniversary of the Fraternity. The Brothers were afforded a special treat on this occasion by the presence of Brother Ozell Sutton, the Presidentelect of Alpha Phi Alpha. The affable president spoke of the 37

warm reception and assistance that he receives throughout the Brotherhood as he travels throughout the country in the capacity of Regional Director of Community Relations with the United States Department of Justice. Brother Sutton commented on the individual accomplishments of some of the Brothers and how this was compatible with the vision of the founding Brothers and with the principles of the Fraternity of "manly deeds" and "service to all mankind." He devoted part of his talk to discussing his plans for the Fraternity. He suggested a Youth Recognition Program in each community. Young people would be identified and recognized for outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, athletics, the visual and the performing arts. He spoke of implementing a Career Development Program for young people. Businessmen from the community would be presented in a job fair. This would give young people an opportunity to explore the job market in helping them to make career choices. Brother Alexander "Flattop" Graham and his committee were up to their usual high standards as they prepared a very delicious meal for the Brothers.

memphis state u Again, we the Brothers of Kappa Eta Chapter, would like to extend our most humble greetings to all Brothers near and far. This semester has proven to be most exciting and fulfilling in that we accomplished so much in so little time. Under the tenacious leadership of Brother John D. Calhoun (president) and Brother Reginald R. Mebane (vicepresident), the chapter gained recognition on local television, discussing the goals and ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha during our Alpha week celebration. The chapter highlighted the occasion on Monday by sponsoring a talent show, where every Brother in the chapter participated. Likewise, during the week was a surprise showing of the spine-chilling movie, "The Texas Chain-saw Massacre," and the week climaxed with an exhilarating Blues Concert, featuring the "Queen of the Blues," the one and only, Miss KoKo Taylor. Our festive week ended on a somber note with a touching Founders' Day program and finally simmered out with a quiet cocktail party on Sunday night. But the Brothers of Kappa Eta are always ever-mindful of their commitment to their fellow man and exhibited 38

The fall pledge line of Kappa Eta Chapter, Memphis State University. (Left to right) Larry Busby, Ronald Brown, Stanley Austin, and Paul Tutwiler.

that true Alpha spirit by donating clothes to the needy through the Mallory Knights Organization (a local charity) and by contributing items to numerous food baskets for needy families at Thanksgiving time. We plan to continue this trend by visiting local nursing homes and orphanages to provide a little sunshine to those who have not been as fortunate as most. We also highlighted this semester by ending our Fall pledge line. The neophyte Brothers who finally saw the light are Stan Bobby, Larry Busby, Ronald Brown and Paul Tutwiler. We would, in addition, like to extend congratulations to Brothers Joe Calvin Harris and Clifton Berry for completing their arduous journey to graduation this semester. Likewise, we extend praise to Brother Jeffrey Ellis Carson for his numerous achievements in our school government association and for various other social and political endeavors. Finally, we the Brothers of KE sponsored our annual Greek Ball on December 23 and extended invitations to every Greek in the nation to attend this gala event! We cannot list the many other individual and group achievements within our chapter due to limited printing space, but we would, however, like to say that we are proud that God has blessed us with the hearts and minds to be able to keep those Alpha ideals alive and working in a useful capacity in our souls and in the community, and we hope and pray that the Brothers everywhere are also mindful of those cherished ideals not only at Thanksgiving and Christmas,

but every day, every minute, every hour and every second of their lives. We at Kappa Eta exemplify always the epitome of the belief that as "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."

u of mississippi "Encouraged . . . but not satisfied" is the motto of Nu Upsilon Chapter at the University of Mississippi towards Alpha's ideals of many deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind throughout eternity. On October 12, 1980, the Brothers in association with the Mother of Nu Upsilon, Mrs. Lena Wiley, opened a Kiddieland Kollege for pre-school children in the Oxford area. Nu Upsilon is dedicated to the Black community whether it may be visits to the Mental Retardation Center or giving food and gifts to a needy family. The goal of any Alpha man is to achieve the highest academic achievement possible, this is evident at Nu Upsilon by Brother Doug McGee receiving the Southern Region Scholarship for his scholastic record. The founding date for Nu Upsilon is March 20, 1978. We have not allowed our being the youngest chapter in the state act as an obstacle in the pathway to winning Chapter of the Year for 1978 and 1979. The Brothers are very optimistic about a THIRD consecutive year in 1980. Despite the fact of being the youngest chapter on the campus, we have no difficulties in attracting to The Sphinx / Spring 1981

qualified young men to Alphadom. The Eighth Wonder signifying the eighth line to cross those "burning sands" at Ole Miss consisted of seven dedicated young men. They are neophyte Brothers Ronnie Wiley, Jerry Gentry, Eddie Johnson, Craig Weeks, Willie Spurlock, Jimmy Williams and Jerry DeLoach. This line brought the total number of undergraduate Brothers to 21 thereby making us the largest Black Greek organization on the yard. The Brothers are striving each day to show students that Alpha is the "Light of the World." There are Brothers in all phases of campus activity: the president and vice-president of the Black Student Union, Associated Student Body Committees, Student Alumni Association and Campus Senators are all Alphas. Nu Upsilon is holding Alpha high not only through the Brothers, but through their representatives: the reigning Miss Black and Gold, Miss Emily Gilleylen, was crowned Miss Ebony who is the official hostess for Black History Week. So as you can see, Alpha is upward bound here at Ole Miss. We are encouraged by all of our successful endeavors, but we cannot be merely satisfied for there is always some other task that needs to be approached with determination to succeed. 1980-81 officers for Nu Upsilon are: Doug McGee, President; Timothy Matthews, Vice-President; Ricardo Hawkins, Business Manager; Tyrone Bates, Corresponding Secretary; Ron Henry, Recording Secretary; Robbie Morganfield, Dean of Pledges; Dexter Foster, Director of Educational Activities; Levi Boone, Chaplain; Tony Grace, Parliamentarian; Hylon Oliver, Treasurer; and Jerry DeLoach, Editorto-the-Sphinx.

georgia southwestern Fall quarter of 1980 provided Georgia Southwestern with one of the most productive quarters ever from a Greek Fraternity. To start things off the Fabulous Five Line of Mu Delta crossed the sands on May 9, 1980. These five, Brothers Brian Armstrong, Leroy Minnis, Otis Lyn Solomon, Marvin Jerome Newberry, and James Edward Brown were the chosen five. They immediately set out to improve the chapter. Brothers Newberry and Solomon were elected President and Vice-President respectively. An Alpha Workshop was held on The Sphinx / Spring 1981

September 25, 1980 and things never slowed down again. The Brothers sponsored an all-Greek disco and Stepout, Big Brother Day, Special Olympics for the Mentally Retarded, Halloween Program for the Youth Center, Special Games Day for the Elderly at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, a Scholarship Fund (awarded to Wilmon Green of Buena Vista, Ga.), and the big event of the quarter was the Alpha Phi Alpha First Annual Honors Banquet with Brother Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. receiving the highest honor. Brothers Solomon and Newberry worked extra hard throughout the quarter implementing and carrying out programs for Mu Delta Chapter. For February 6, 1981 the Brothers are planning the Chapter Founding Day. Mu Delta is alive and climbing to the top.

north corolino u The Brothers of the Mu Zeta Chapter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, extend a hearty '06 to everyone in Alphadom. With a new administration guiding our chapter we are definitely holding high the light of Alpha. We would like to say thanks to President James G. Reid, Jr., VicePresident James F. Moore, Secretary Bryan R. Johns, Treasurer Freeman L. Moore and Parliamentarian Michael O. Morales for leading our chapter to its prominence and success. Also thanks to "Sweet Daddee," dean of pledges for the Fall Line, for a job very well done. We started a new academic year with enthusiasm and vigor and immediately began hard at work for Alpha. Each year the student affairs office holds a special pre-orientation program for the incoming Black freshmen students. The program has proved a vital factor in the integration of these students to a predominant white university's environment. The Brothers of Mu Zeta were counselors in this program again this year. During September we held our Fall smoker and presented our annual G. Ronald Tillman Scholarship to Darryl Eaton, a much deserving young Black sophomore. Mr. Eaton is an academic scholar, musical composer, and he is involved in many activities despite his blindness. Some other chapter activities were: working at the voting polls for the South Orange Black Caucus, as well as registering voters, doing groundwork at a local

nursing home, donating to our noble fraternity's United Negro College Fund, thus completing our pledge, and aiding a needy family on Thanksgiving to name a few. Our chapter strives not only to always keep the bonds of Alpha tightened but also stresses togetherness with all Black greeks. The chapter spearheaded the joint Black greek health awareness clinics held on campus October 15-16, 1980. The program consisted of sickle cell anemia testing, professional presentations and literature distributions and hypertension testing. The task proved rewarding and worthwhile as over 200 students and faculty were tested during the two-day program. The most rewarding endeavor of our year was the initiation on November 14, 1980 of six neophyte Brothers, otherwise known as the "Untouchables." The new Brothers are Darryl J. Hart, Alonzo Thompson, David Brown, William M. Daniels, Michael R. Ross, and Harmon D. Crutchfield. We would like to congratulate our Brothers across the state who won honors at our Association of North Carolina Alphamen Mini-Convention on December 6, 1980, at St. Augustine's College. We would also like to congratulate the Mu Zeta step team who placed runners-up in the step competition, and Ms. Rosalind Tiel, our Ms. Black and Gold contestant, who placed second runner-up. The Spring semester brings new joy and added challenges for Mu Zeta and the Brothers are more than ready for the task. A few of our planned activities are our annual January blood drive, a salute to Black women at UNC in February, and our annual Black and Gold Ball. We would like to invite anyone to stop by if you are ever in Chapel Hill and share the fraternal spirit. May each chapter grow stronger and maintain the brilliance and glory of the noblest fraternity in the land.

fayetteville state u The Epsilon Zeta Chapter located in Fayetteville, NC, wish to extend the warmest of greeting to all Brothers in Alphadom. The officers for the 1981 school year are: Steve Watkins, President; Jeffery McCain, Treasurer; Kenneth Mallard, Editor-to-the-Sphinx; David Belgrave, Historian; Lawerence Brandon, Dean of Pledgees; John Stone, Vice-President; Curtis Sawyer, Parliamentarian; and Willie Smith, Secretary. 39

During the fall, Epsilon Zeta inducted two men into Alphadom under the direction of Lawerence Brandon and the Brothers of Epsilon Zeta. These neophyte Brothers are Marvin Jones and Dennis McNair. These new Brothers are continuously striving to uphold the high standards of Alpha Phi Alpha. Miss Jackie McKinley was elected as Miss A-Phi-A and represented the chapter in the Homecoming Parade. After the Homecoming game, the Brothers of EZ and visting Brothers met on the plot and rekindled some of that good old Alpha spirit. The Ladies of Black and Gold (the sweethearts of A-Phi-A) held an observational procedure on October 14-20 for potential sweethearts. One of their required objectives was to improvise projects for the community. The Brothers of EZ and the sweethearts went to Gladhaven Rest Home on November 25, to render Thanksgiving spirit. Fruit baskets were given out and a rap session was held with the members of Gladhaven. The Brothers held their annual Founders' Day Ceremony in the first week of December in conjunction with Epsilon Rho Lambda. It was a special event, where the Brothers acknowledged the growth and progress of our dear fraternity. In keeping with the tradition of EZ the Brothers re-christened the plot in honor of Founders' Week. Some future plans for next school term includes preparing for. a spring line, attending the state convention, and getting ready for our annual Black and Gold Ball. The chapter hopes to be very productive in this coming year; we will definitely strive to keep the aims of our dear fraternity â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love Of All Mankind.

florida Greetings from the Brothers of Mu Zeta Lambda, Lakeland, Florida. We hope that everyone enjoyed the Yuletide Season and is now moving full speed ahead into 1981. We celebrated Thanksgiving with, among other things, our Annual Thanksgiving Community Project. Through the efforts of Brother Ken Glover, several area grocers were persuaded to contribute a basket of food to a needy family in his particular retail area, thus making that family's load a little lighter and their Thanksgiving dinner a lot brighter. Our chapter received a lot of exposure from the 40

local media for this effort, thus assuring once more that the name Alpha will continue to contain an Echo that will Resound in All Communities and that these Princely Men will eternally Hereby Be Recognized. On December 7 we celebrated the 64th Anniversary of the Founding of Alpha Phi Alpha with a formal program and dinner coordinated by Brother Laveral King. This affair was held at the Tavern on the Lake Restaurant in Lakeland, FL, and was attended by the Brothers, their wives and guests. The theme was one of reclamation and to this end several Brothers were invited that are now inactive. We hope that this effort will inspire these Brothers to reactivate themselves and live up to their promise upon initiation of Alpha Phi Alpha for life. As this article heads to press we have a Martin Luther King Memorial Program scheduled for January 15, our Annual Man of Tomorrow Contest is scheduled for January 17 and we are the Host Chapter for the 1981 Florida Alpha State Convention; so you see, we are definitely Alphas On The Move. The theme for this year's State Convention is "Rededication Through Reaffiliation and Participation" and is aimed at continuing our commitment to our reclamation efforts so that Alpha will truly be a force to be reckoned with during the 80's.

bethune-cookmon The Delta Beta Chapter, BethuneCookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida would like to extend to all Brothers hearty greetings for a successful new year. With constant sight of the precepts laid by our founders, the Brothers of Delta Beta have initiated many attributes to the college and community. During the fall we held our annual Miss Delta Beta Pageant which proved for us very successful. The Brothers contributed to the county campaigns of Brother Oswald Bronson and Brother James Huger. Always looking to help the needy, the Brothers of Delta Beta held their annual Halloween program for the elderly and presented a Thanksgiving basket to a needy family as well. The Brothers also helped the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha in presenting a rollicking Christmas program. Forever present on the academic scene, the chapter wishes to express congratulations to Brother Timothy

Sharp and Brother Ivan Sherard, recipients of grants for research from Smithkline Corporation. Good luck for successful projects. The Brothers of Delta Beta would finally like to say may the blessings of God and the light of Alpha keep you forever marching forward. Have a prosperous ' 8 1 .

tuskegee institute The Brothers of Gamma Phi Chapter are on the move this year. We have increased our performance in every area, be it service, social, or fraternity projects. In the service area, the Brothers have made tremendous strides. We have planned a puppet show for one of the local nursery schools, and we are presently planning to expand our services to yet another nursing home in the area. The Brotherhood has also planned a Career Day for the local high schools in Tuskegee. In our usual devotion to serve, we provided rides to the polls for community people on Election Day. The Brotherhood is now preparing itself for the main event in the social project area: The Annual "Mr. Magic" Presentation. This event has become a unique part of Tuskegee Institute campus life. This project will provide funds for donations to many service organizations. Gamma Phi Chapter is also proud to announce the addition of 14 new inductees. This is a group of fine young men who will be instrumental in the growth and development of Gamma Phi and Alpha Phi Alpha. Special recognition must be given to Brother John B. Slaughter II for his achievements in the field of biomedical science. Brother Slaughter, while working at the San Diego Zoo, studied hormone analysis of the female Koala bear through urine extractions. Through his experiments, he was able to determine the best time to present the male to the female in order to enhance conception. This specific technique is the first ever accomplished. His research, hopefully, will be published in the Australian Wildlife Research Journal. Brother Slaughter has also traveled to Washington, D C , where his research was presented to the Association of Zoo Veterinarians National Convention. Hopefully, Brother Slaughter will get a research unit of endocrinology at Tuskegee Institute. Brother Slaughter's future plans are to attend the School The Sphinx / Spring 1 981

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SOUTHWEST u of arkansas As the Brothers of Kappa Kappa Chapter at the University of Arkansas reflect back on Fall 1980, they take pride in their laudable accomplishments. In an effort to promote the ideals and aims of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the chapter pursued various programs, projects, and services. Through these activities Kappa Kappa Chapter left lasting impressions on the Brothers of other chapters, on people within the Fayetteville community, and on students and organizations on the U of A campus. Here are just some of the events that made Fall 1980 a success at Kappa Kappa: The 25th of October drew Brothers from various Arkansas chapters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; graduate and undergraduate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to the University of Arkansas as Kappa Kappa Chapter hosted a state-wide leadership conference. The objectives of the conference were to prepare attending chapters for upcoming state, regional, and national conventions; to discuss the procedures of fraternity meetings and the execution of a model pledge period; and to re-emphasize the ideals of A Phi A in general. The conference was under the guidance of Arkansas Director of Alpha, Brother Robert Jones, who, in addition to expounding on the above objectives, pleaded to the Brothers for a joint service venture The Sphinx / Spring 1981


among the chapters of the state. The chapters departed the conference with greater uniformity of knowledge on all matters that were subjected to. Kappa Kappa persistently led other Greeks in serving other organizations on the U of A campus. Twice the chapter relinquished its fraternity house for others' use. The fraternity placed its kitchen facilities at the disposal of the Inspirational Singers, the campus' Black gospel choir, to prepare dinners for a fund-raising project. The chapter also opened its fraternity house as a temporary dwelling for guests of the university's Christian Center during that organization's Lord's Day festivities in October. The chapter sponsored a skating party with proceeds going to the Inspirational Singers. It made contributions to the Diabetes Association, the Alpha Million Dollar Fund Drive, and the National Urban League. In keeping with chapter traditions for the local community, Kappa Kappa sponsored a Halloween party for community children, provided a needy family with all the groceries required for a happy Thanksgiving dinner, and awarded a tuition scholarship to a worthy University of Arkansas student. The chapter observed National Founders Day on December 6 with a successful program. On this occasion after a fraternal poem on Brotherhood by Brother Willie Matlock and an enlightening presentation of Alpha Phi Alpha's national history by Brother Kenneth Daniels, all Brothers were emotionally touched by a song composed in honor of the men of Kappa

Kappa. The song, entitled "I Am An Alpha Man," was written and sung by Brother Keith Bernard Jenkins. The program was highlighted with an enthusiastic, inspirational speech by guest speaker Brother Dr. Raymond Miller, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas and member of Pi Lambda Chapter. At the chapter's Christmas Banquet which followed the program, Brother Miller was honored with the presentation of the Seven Jewel Award by Kappa Kappa Chapter for renown services in "his chosen vocation." The chapter witnessed the addition of five neophyte Brothers for the fall semester. The new Brothers, Robert Ridley, Robert Counts, Earl Buckingham, Alfred Mohammed, and Kenneth Duncan, are already exhibiting those noble qualities which distinguish Alpha men from others. Under the reliant leadership of President Johnnie Booth, Kappa Kappa looks excitedly to the upcoming conventions, services, activities, and various functions as its members continue to march onward and upward toward the light.

WEST arizono. Eta Psi Lambda Chapter, Tucson, Arizona and Zeta Theta Chapter, University of Arizona co-sponsored their second annual "Go-To-High School; Go-To-College" Symposium. Brother Henry Ryan was chairman of the activity. The event was held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Northwest Neighborhood Center in Tucson. The seven school districts in the greater Tucson area furnished the names and addresses of all Black sophomores, juniors and seniors (765) to Eta Psi Lambda. Members of Zeta Theta and the Angels Auxiliary working with Mrs. Shirley Andrews, secretary to Brother Felix Goodwin, typed and addressed letters to each student. The letters were delivered to each student by his high school counselor. The school districts furnished buses to provide transportation for the students. One hundred and nineteen (119) students and several parents attended the Symposium. The highlights of the program were the drawing for the 12 door prizes, which were given to those in attendance and an exhibition by the 41

Brothers of Zeta Theta of the variety of "stomps" they have been using to win the local stomping contests among the Greeks in the area. Lunch was served by the Alpha Wives and the Angel Auxiliary following the Symposium. Brother Richard Davis was responsible for getting local businesses to contribute the food for the luncheon. Brother (Dr.) Clyde K. Phillips, President of Eta Psi Lambda has moved from Tucson District # 1 to Superintendent of Mary Dill School District in Pima County Arizona. Brother Bryant Barber, President of Zeta Theta, a senior at the University of Arizona has been selected to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Brother Barber is a Student Senator, a member of the University Honor Student Association and involved in numerous student organizations and honoraries.

California Zeta Beta Lambda of Sacramento, California was represented at the 74th National Alpha Phi Alpha convention in Chicago, August 1 thru 7, 1980 by Chapter President Herman A. Sanders, Brothers Augustin Fairfax, Arunious Gay and Clifton West. The consensus of these delegates was that much was accomplished despite the parliamentary confusion experienced in some of the sessions. One of the outstanding features in the area of entertainment was the elaborate reception hosted by Brother John H. Johnson in his multi-million dollar Ebony headquarters on Michigan Avenue. We are now looking forward to the 75th convention scheduled to convene in Dallas, Texas in 1981. Now from the local view: Under the leadership of Brother Sanders as ZBL president the Chapter has made admirable progress in terms of fraternal spirit and genuine Brotherhood. It was during this year that the Chapter initiated the practice of including certain selected items of the ritual in our monthly agenda. Brother Curtis A. Woodard assumed the responsibility of conducting this portion of our meetings which we all appreciate because we must admit we do become a bit "rusty" at times. The social event of the summer 1980 was the "Cruise-on-the-Bay" in July when the ZBL Brothers, their wives and/or sweethearts enjoyed an afternoon cruise out of the Port of Stockton viewing the beautiful scenery in the pleasantly cool atmosphere, listening to the music, indulging in the 42

delightful refreshments and most of all sharing a warm fraternal spirit which permeated the entire outing. In a subsequent Chapter meeting Brother Travis Parker who chaired and monitored the affair was accorded a standing ovation for his performance of those duties. (Incidentally, it should be added that this was another event originating with President Sanders). On Wednesday, October 16, Brother "Gus" Davis, Advisor to Theta Eta Chapter at the University of California at Davis, invited ZBL Brothers to accompany him to an undergrad "Smoker". Consequently, Brothers Sanders, Jaques Barber and Augstin Fairfax attended a very inspiring "gettogether" with the undergrads. Brother M. E. Gordon, Theta Eta President, presented a series of historical fraternity slides to us ak ng with 15 students who expressed in, rest in pledging to Alpha Phi Alpha. It would be remiss, indeed, to fail to mention how much the Brothers of ZBL miss the presence at our meetings of our ever faithful Brother Clifford Basfield who for several years drove 40 miles from his home in Stockton, California to attend our meetings and other affairs. It is significantly interesting to note that this Brother maintained a much better attendance record at ZBL meetings than did many of our local Brothers. And, not only did he attend but also usually brought with him other Stockton Brothers of our Chapter, namely, Waddie Belton, Ken Peters, Bryant Williams, et al. This, of course, was during the years prior to the issuance of the Charter to Nu Beta Lambda in the city of Stockton where these Brothers are now members.

arizona state u Greetings, Brothers of Alpha from Mu Eta, the Wild West Chapter, at Arizona State University. Our chapter was founded in 1976 by Brother Gerald P. Richard II and since its inception has dominated the social and academic circles of A.S.U. Since the beginning of Alpha's light on the campus, we have started and headed the Black Student Union until this year and we have laid the foundations of the First Black Greek Council on A.S.U. campus, which will have its first official meeting in January 1981 headed by Brother Craig L. Wilkins and Robert Miller. The Brothers of Mu Eta have always been interested in the problems of all Blacks on campus. This is why we, in conjunction with the Black Student Union, had f i e first successful Minority Recruitment Program with the high schools and J.C.'s in the Phoenix area. The program had a few snags, but Brother Pete Williams, who was recently appointed head of Minority Affairs on campus by the B.S.U., will work those out and hopefully will have a bigger and fully school-sponsored program this year. We have also started the workings of a weekend tutorial program with the Phoenix area high school students and something we call "What's for You At A.S.U." It's the first time that any minority organization in this area has actually taken a film of college life and department programs and shown them to high school juniors and seniors so that they can see, as well as hear the opportunities and advantages of conContinued on Page 44


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Brother JAMES E. ADAMS, age 45, an active member of Theta Lambda Chapter, Dayton, Ohio, entered Omega Chapter August 19, 1980 following an extended illness. Brother Adams was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, an employee of the City of Dayton, and a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church. Brother Adams was president of the Westmont Optimist Club; a member of the Democratic Voters League; Citizens Clean Act Association for the City of Dayton; City Housing Task Force; Central State University (Ohio) Alumni Association; and many civic, community and educational organizations. In April of 1980 Brother Adams, as Dayton's Waste Collections Superintendent, was assigned to Monrovia to help officials there upgrade environmental conditions when he was trapped for more than a week in the midst of the bloody military coup which toppled the government of President William Tolbert. Although Brother Adams escaped physical damage, he continued thereafter to suffer the aftermath of the coup. Brother Adams is survived by his wife, Vivian; two sons, three daughters, four grandchildren, his mother, stepfather, three brothers, five sisters, many collateral relatives and a vast number of friends. Brother ARCHIBALD JAMES CAREY, JR., age 73, entered Omega Chapter April 22, 1981 in his home on Michigan Avenue in Chicago following an extended illness. Brother Carey was born in Chicago, February 29, 1908, having received all of his education in Chicago — Elementary, Secondary, Collegiate, and Professional. He was truly one of Alpha's stalwarts viz: Lawyer, politician, alderman, minister, diplomat and judge. Brother Carey served on the City Council of Chicago from 1947-1955; became pastor of Quinn Chapel, a church formerly pastored by his father. Bishop Carey. He was elected Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, in 1967, retiring from this post in 1978 but was later recalled to serve "another year or so" because of the court's large case load and back log. Brother Carey served as first alternate to the United Nation's General Assembly in 1953. A service of praise and thanksgiving was conducted at Quinn Chapel, Chicago, with the Reverend Gregroy G. M. Ingram celebrating this great life. On Friday, April 24, 1981, the eulogy was given by the Right Reverend H. Hartford Brookins, presiding Bishop of the 5th Episcopal District. Interment was at Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago. Brother Carey is survived by his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Carolyn; five grandchildren; a sister, Annabel C. Prescott; many nieces and nephews; and collateral relatives. Brother FREDERICK HENRY DEDMOND entered Omega Chapter February 7, 1981 following an extended illness. He was born in Urbana, Illinois on August 6, 1906 — enrolled at the University of Illinois, from which institution he received his academic degrees, later a Doctorate — French literature from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Brother Dedmond was active in several professional organizations viz: American Association of Teachers of Spanish; chairman of the Teacher Placement Bureau; the Modern Language Association; and the College Language Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA. Among his other honors and awards were the State of Maryland Certificate of Service Award; Life Member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; National Alumni Association of Morgan State University; and an Award of Recognition for 32 years of service by the Department of Foreign Languages of Morgan State University. A Service of Triumph in honor of Brother Dedmond was held February 11, 1981 at the Morgan Christian Center, Morgan State University, Baltimore. Maryland. He is survived by his wife, Flossie; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; and many collateral friends and relatives. Brother GEORGE E. DeMAR, age 77, active member of Theta Lambda Chapter, Dayton, Ohio, entered Omega Chapter January 3, 1981. Brother DeMar was born in Lexington, Kentucky, April 4, 1904. He attended Central School, East Dayton, Washington Grammar School and Willard School in Dayton, receiving his high school diploma from Steele High School. In 1920 Brother DeMar entered Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, where he received his Bachelor of Law degree. Brother DeMar practiced law in Dayton, Ohio; Wilmington, Delaware; Richmond, Virginia and New York City, where he worked in the Legal Department of the Amalgamated Clothing Worker's Union, and later acquired the position of Industrial Relations Director for the Pittsburgh Urban League. The Sphinx / Spring 1981

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Brother DeMar's life was really Alpha Phi Alpha, having served as Secretary of Theta Lambda Chapter, Secretary of Alpha Gamma Lambda, New York and active in Omicron Lambda Chapter, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Brother HENRY LEON FULFORD, JR. entered Omega Chapter January 8, 1981 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Salem, following a brief illness. Brother Fulford was an active member of Beta Gamma Chapter and Nu Lambda Chapter. Brother Fulford was born in New London, Connecticut, September 3, 1922. He received his elementary education in New London and entered the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, following which he completed his college education at Virginia State College and later matriculated and received a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, New York City. His life's work was in education, majoring in Art. Brother Fulford was an athlete, served as track coach for many years. He was voted as "Teacher of the Year" 1972-73. Final rites were conducted by Fr. Norman Murphy of "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" Catholic Church, January 10, 1981. Interment was held at Sherwood Burial Park in Salem, Virginia. Brother Fulford is survived by his wife, Florine; two daughters. Jill Elliott and Karen Fulford

Brother JOHN M. DIXON, age 65, entered Omega Chapter January 1 2, 1981 in Spokane, Washington following a brief illness. He was a member of Tau Chapter, later affiliating with Gamma Chi Lambda Chapter, San Francisco. Brother Dixon was employed by the Washington State Department of Transportation for 32 years. A memorial service was held for Brother Dixon in Spokane, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae; two daughters, Gloria and Charlene; two sons, John and Perry; a brother, Walter; and a sister, Mamie. Brother BURGESS BISHOP LAWSON in the midst of the winter of 1981, entered Omega Chapter as quietly as he lived. Brother Lawson was born in Denison, Texas, received his elementary education in Grand Rapids, Michigan He was a member of Delta Sigma Lambda Chapter. Brother Lawson was a graduate of A. M. & N College, where he served as assistant football coach. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he earned a Master of Education degree; he did further study at the University of Kansas in Manhattan, Kansas Brother Lawson was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans; a Board member of the Citizens Boys Club; member of the NAACP; held membership in the Urban Renewal Committee; a charter member of Gamma Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha; and a veteran of World War II Brother Lawson is survived by his wife, Naomi; two daughters, Naomi and Gretna; one granddaughter; two sisters; several collateral relatives; and a host of friends. 43

Brother HUGH A. PORTER entered Omega Chapter August 22, 1980 following a brief illness. Brother Porter was born in Dallas, Texas, where he obtained his elementary education. His collegiate work was completed at Prairie View College, in Texas. Brother Porter was a member of Epsilon Tau Lambda chapter, having served in many official capacities in that chapter. He later transferred to Beta Psi Lambda chapter Los Angeles, California where his influence was felt for 15 years as treasurer, and in addition, chairman of numerous committees. In 1975 Brother Porter retired as probation Officer from the Los Angeles County Probation Department, which post he held for 26 years Funeral Mass was conducted for the repose of his soul at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Gardena, California. Brother Porter is survived by his wife, Elzenobia; a son, Marshall; a daughter, Cathy; two grandsons and a granddaughter. Brother RALPH J. RECKLING, age 94, entered Omega Chapter February 28, 1981 at the Keswick Nursing Home, Baltimore, Maryland. Brother Reckling was an outstanding educator and during his career in the system served in many capacities. He began his career as teacher of English and History at the Douglass High School in Baltimore. Later he served as principal of the Johnson Junior High School; vice principal of Douglass High School and finally as Principal of the Douglass High School. Brother Reckling was born in Haragansett, Rhode Island. He lived the greater part of his youth and young adulthood in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received his academic degrees. Brother Reckling was a member of Delta Lambda Chapter, Baltimore, Maryland; YMCA Urban League; NAACP; National Association of Secondary School Principals and Retired Teacher's Association. Funeral Mass was held at St. Katherine Episcopal Church March 2, 1981. He is survived by a brother, Howard O., of New York; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Brother JOSEPH NATHANIEL THOMAS entered Omega Chapter November 22, 1980 in Inwood, New York. He was born in Augusta, Georgia and relocated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he spent his childhood and received his elementary education. Brother Thomas was initiated in Xi Chapter, Wilberforce, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He later matriculated and graduated from Meharry Medical College, receiving his Medical Doctors degree, serving his internship at Freedman's Hospital, Washington, DC. Brother Thomas located his lucrative practice in Inwood, New York, where he served his community for a period of 40 years. His involvement was in such activities as the first Well Baby Clinic, in which he served as a volunteer physician, in conjunction with Visiting Nurse's Association. The growth and recognition attained by Gamma lota Lambda chapter is a reflection of his tireless efforts and sincere affection he showed his Brothers. Brother Thomas was active in many civic and community organizations, among which was the Advisory Committee of the Queen's T.B Association; American Medical Association; the Nassau County Medical Association, and held charter membership in the American Academy of Family Practice. Brother Thomas is survived by his wife Gertrude.

O M E G A CHAPTER N O T I C E S In profound sorrow. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, announces the entrance into OMEGA CHAPTER of the following Brothers since the last General Convention held in Chicago; From Zeta Delta Lambda, Oxford, Ohio — Brother VERNON LAWSON. From Delta Chi Lambda, Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Brother HOYT HARPER. From Zeta Omicron Lambda, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Brother DETALD LEROY HOLMES.

Chapter News Continued from Page 42 tinuing their education, and ease the apprehension of moving from high school to college. It's a program we hope will be very successful. Even though we may not lead the Black Student Union, we still take an active role in the organization and its workings. Recently, the B.S.U. decided to take a stand on the subtle, but ever present, racial bias on campus and hold a rally. Mu Eta was there, sitting at the head of three of the four major committees. Spring of 1 9 8 0 brought into Alphaland seven new Brothers through Mu Eta and this semester we have "Duality," a line of two. Wish them good luck, my Brothers. Of course, we must keep up the tradition of "The Best Damn Jam in the Land" and on August 2 9 Mu Eta and Zeta Theta (University of Arizona) "stomped the lights out" on A.S.U.'s campus at our 8th Bi-Annual Angelic Affair. A smashing success! We have sent delegates to the last two Alpha Spirit Conferences in California and this year we sent our first, but not the last, delegate to the National Convention in Chicago, Brother Craig L. Wilkins. So you see, Brothers, the West is not at rest, but we strive to keep Alpha the Best.

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Rochester. NY 14627

Box 263



Storrs, CT 06268

Eta Epsilon Lambda (Monrovia. Liberia -


No Report

Rho Lambda

' M u Phi

(Buffalo- #116)

(U of Bridgeport - # 4 6 1 )

George Nicholas ( P )

loel Roach (S)

EUROPE (Area I I ) Thita flwta Lambda (Frankfort, Germany -


Lt. Col Franklin 0 Todd 86 CRS - Boi 4 8 2 2 APO New York 0 9 0 0 9 CARIBBEAN (Area I I I ) Thtta Epsilon Lambda (St Thomas VI -


No Report


Stephen A Bryant ( P )


95 Andover Lane

No Report #276)



John M Williams (S)

Box 130

(Pittsburgh -

•Iota lota

Walter H Green

(Trenton State College -

420 S Graham Streel - #6

Ronald Taylor ( P )

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Zeta Zeta Lambda

Centennial Hall - # 2 9 1


(St. Albans -

Trenton State College


Eugene L. Aiken, Ir, (CS)

Trenton, NJ 0 8 6 2 5

Gamma Nu

P 0 Box - B

• N i l Iota


(Pennsylvania State U - # 7 8 )

(Glassboro State Keith D Butler ( P )

135 High S t r e e t - A p t

Park Crest Village - Apt #255

State College. PA 16801

Orangeburg, NY 10962


Kappa Upsilon Lambda


Glassboro, Nl 08028


Elbert C Wisner



Zeta Theta Lambda

300 Lincoln Dr.. Colonial Ten

'Alpha Theta Lambda

(Harnsburg- #241)

7 Cindy Lane

Ocean. NJ 0 7 7 1 2

(Atlantic City - # 1 3 0 )

Michael M c C a l l ( P )

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


Austin Martin ( P )

P 0. Box 892

1905 Arctic Avenue

Harnsburg. PA 17108

Atlantic City. NJ 08401





lota Rho


(Newark College of Engineering -

(Metropolitan - # 7 )

Darryl Troup (S)

(Trenton -

Seton Hall University

McGiay Bussey (CS)

(Lincoln U - # 1 2 )

400 S Orange Avenue

109 I Northgate Gardens

Roosevelt Allen ( P )

South Orange, Nl 07079

Cranbury, NJ 0 8 5 1 2

Box 161 -

•MuPsi (SCSC -

(Wyandoance #463)


Thell Butler, Jr (S)

Henry Rhodes (S)

35 Seneca Avenue

Ruben Wilkerson ( P )

146 Springside Avenue, A 1

Dix Hills. NY 11746

1470 Amsterdam Ave

New Haven, CT 06515

' E t a Rho Lambda

New York, NY 10023


(Rochester - # 2 7 1 )

Beta Sigma Lambda

Carl E. Hilton ( P ) 135 Fairhill Drive

West Simsbury, CT 06092


Epsilon Theia Lambda

•Zeta Phi Lambda


(Hamilton. Bermuda - # 2 1 9

(Stamford -





#413 Zeta lota Lambda


(Columbia U -

(Fairleigh Dickinson University - # 7 1 3 ) (Burlington County Archie L Lacey

Theodore G Nixon

(U of Pennsylvania - # 2 2 )

534 West 114th Street

1G8 Stuyvesant Road

4 Ebbtide Lane

Steven Skinner ( P )

New York, NY 10025

Teaneck. Nl 0 7 6 6 6

Willingboio, NJ 08046

3900 Walnut Street - Box 25



• N u Gamma Lambda

Philadelphia. PA 19104

Alpha Gamma Lambda

Alpha Alpha Lambda

(Glassboro -

Delta Pi

( N e w Y o r k - #125)

( N e w a r k - #123)

John J Williams ( P )

(Cheney -N 3 0 2 ) Ruben Robinson, Jr, ( P ) 3857 N Park Avenue


Henry W Rice, II ( P )

Warren E Sherwood (S)

26 Pinewood Lane

19 Oakwood Drive

Quentin M Brathwaite ( P )

160 Broadway. Suite 902

Sicklemlle. NJ 0 8 0 8 1

Seymour, CT 0 6 4 8 3

15 Columbus Avenue

409 Elmwood Avenue

New York, NY 10038

Eta Alpha Lambda


Ithaca, NY 14850

Kappa Xi Lambda

ASIA (Area IV)

(New Haven -

Beta Alpha Lambda

Delta Zeta

(New Y o r k -

Mu Phi Lambda

Eugene M Kenny ( P )

(Jersey C i t y - # 1 4 5 )

(Syracuse U - # 9 4 )

Kermit H Boston ( P )

James C Johnson (T)

1221 Avenue of the Americas

•Delta Mu Lambda

P 0 Box 6 3 - S. U Stn

New York, NY 10020

(Paterson - # 1 9 9 )


39 Evergreen Drive

Ltc Warren B Edmonds

North Brantord. CT 06471

DMS. P 0


Box 235

APO San Francisco. CA 96301

Syracuse. NY 13210



Alpha Gamma


(Brown U - # 2 5 ) Richard L tones. Ill (CS) P 0 Box 2392 -

Brown University

Thomas D Hams. IV

Providence, Rl 0 2 9 1 2

135 Canterbury Street


Hartford. CT 0 6 1 1 2

Mu Theta Lambda


James Gaines ( P )


(Endicott -


Kappa Theta Lambda

Maynard Ferguson ( S )

Delta Chi

2810 Country Club Road

(City ol B r o o k l y n - # 3 0 8 )

Endwell, NY 13760

Jeffrey K Boyd ( P )

Iota Kappa Lambda

800 Riverside Drive - #4B

(Syracuse- # 5 1 1 )

New York, NY 10032

(Teaneck- #531)

(Providence -


VerseeD Carter ( P )


P 0 Box 6062

(Metropolitan - # 1 7 )

Providence, Rl 0 2 9 4 0

NORTHEAST NEW YORK STATE (Area Ml) (Adelphi U - # 3 8 0 ) Clinton J Watkis. Jr ( S ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS

Brian Douglas (AED)


Kappa Zeta

207 Eddy Hall Adelphi University


(Utica College -

Boston. MA 02215

Theta Zeta

Kerry J Seymore ( P )

Garden City. NY 11530

South Hall

Kappa Rho

Alpha Kappa (Metropolitan - # 3 2 ) Maurice Gibson ( P ) 170 Wilbraharrt Rd - Box 14 Springfield. MA 0 1 1 0 9 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Gamma Lambda (Boston - # 2 1 4 )

(Dartmouth College - # 3 8 1 )

Utica, NY 13502

(C. W. Post College - #435)

Byron L Boston ( P )


Kenneth A Jackson ( P )

Hinman Box 558

Beta Pi Lambda

Dartmouth College

P 0 Box 1915

Clifford R Clemmons

Boston. MA 02105

221 25 Manor Road

Thita Iota Lambda

Queens Village. NY 11427

lesse Parks ( P ) 184 Middlesex Streel Springfield. MA 0 1 1 0 9

C. W Post College -


35 Bnarwood Road Loudonville, NY 12211 Theta Chi Lambda (Scheoectady No Report


Greenvale. NY 11548

Irving Smith, Jr. (S)





Hanover, NH 03755

lames Howard (CS)

(Springfield -

Utica College


295 Ferris Place Ridgewood. NJ 0 7 4 5 0 CENTRAL)

COLLEGE CHAPTER Delta lota (Rutgers U - # 9 7 ) Wayne Johnson ( S )

1A Buswell Street - #B2


Carlos Peay, Jr ( P )


Theta Epsilon

No Report

22 Gardner Avenue Jersey City. NJ 07304




No Report

Iota Theta Lambda #509)


Akmtola Debayo ( P ) Student Center Mailbox # 4 2 Hotstra University New York, NY 11550

Livingston College New Brunswick. NJ 08903 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Epsilon Lambda (Red Bank -


Edwin 0 Patton (S)

XiPsi (Hotstra University -

LP0 12062

'Zeta Nu Lambda (Plainlield -


Alfred Crawlord ( P ) 169 Hellem Street Fanwood. NJ 0 7 0 2 3 Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset -


Henry P. Brooks (CS) 1223 West 4th Street


PENNSYLVANIA (DISTRICT V) Z t , " " ' " Director

(West Chester State Coll

Frank Devine

Mark A Borems(P)

6202 Washington Avenue

Lawrence Center Box 3093

Philadelphia. PA 19143

Wesl Chester State College


West Chester, PA 19380






(U of Pittsburgh - # 1 4 )

(Philadelphia - # 1 6 )

William A. Gaskins ( P )

Thomas H. Watkins(P)

P 0. Box 7184

847 N M l Pleasant Road

Oakland Station

Pittsburgh. PA 15213

Philadelphia. PA 19119

Iota Sigma

Zeta Omicron Lambda

(Millersville Slate Coll - # 4 1 4 )

(Philadelphia -


Carlos Pere; ( P )

Craig C Browne ( P )

SMC Millersville State College

7822 Thouron Avenue

Millersville. PA 17551

Philadelphia. PA 19119

•XiMu (Slippery Rock State College -


Harry L Budd (A)


R.E. 4 - Bradman Estates Slippery Rock. PA 16057

Hanley J Norment

Xi Sigma (Indiana U of Pennsylvania -


Pittsburgh. PA 15221 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron Lambda (Pittsburgh - # 1 3 6 ) Albert R Pannell (S) 4158lvanhoeDr

- A p t . #A23

Monroeville. PA 15146 •Kappa Beta Lambda (Erie J M



1404 Greenfield Drive Erie. PA 16509

12500 Arbor View Terrace Silver Spring. MD 20902

Arthur Outen, Jr 1213 Robrnia Drive

12 Ellen Court Ocean Township, NJ 07712

Plainlield, NJ 0 7 0 6 3




Charles R Stephens. Jr. ( T )

(Cornell U - # 1 )

(Seoul. South Korea -

Lincoln University

Lincoln University. PA 19352

Kappa lota Lambda

Zeta Eta #338)



William D McLean ( P )



James McLaughlin, Jr ( P )

(Mid Hudson Valley -


Rochester. NY 14618

No Report

Kevin Brockenbrough ( P )


•Eta Theta Lambda

31 Chestnut Hill Road




Buffalo, NY 14221

Sylvester Johnson ( P )

(Nassau. Bahamas

Nu Upsilon Lambda



Bridgeport. CT 0 6 6 0 2

(Harttord - # 1 6 1 )

Iota Epsilon Lambda

Dean o l Pledges

244 University Ave - Box 14

Iota Stfma Lambda

No Report

Dean o( Pledges Assistant S e c e l a r y

Hempstead. NY 11550

Cambria Heights. NY 11411

Walter C Blount. Jr. (S) PO

Vice President


(St Croix, VI - # 5 1 8 ) No Report


(NewRochelle - # 2 6 1 )

(Nyack -


51 Alabama Avenue

Eta Chi Lambda

Mu Sigma

No Report

(Brooklyn long Island

No Report

Eta Zeta Lambda

Buffalo. NY 14222


' G a m m a lota Lambda

(Rome - # 5 1 0 )



Treasurer Editor lo The Sofirnii


lota lota Lambda



Swrtary Financial Secretary Recording Secretary

— — -

DELAWARE (Area I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS ' G a m m a Sigma (Delaware State College - # 8 3 ) William S. Banks. Jr (T) 115 Reese Street Dover, DE 19901 Xi Omicron (U of Delaware -


Levi T Thompson, Jr. (S) 301 Student Centei University of Delaware Newark. DE 19711

The Sphinx / Spring 1981

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Theta Lambda Wilmington-#174) Warren A. Scott (P) 23 Spectrum Drive Newark. DE 19713 taa Rho Lambda (Dover - # 2 4 9 ) John M. Quarles(P) 347 Beechwood Drive Dover. DE 19901 MARYLAND NORTH (Area I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Alpha (Morgan State U - # 4 5 ) Todd L. Fleming ( P ) 1522 East 36th Street Baltimore, MD 21218 MuRho (To»son State - # 4 5 7 ) Howard W. Roberts ( P ) Towson State University Towson. MD 21204 Nu Kappa (UM Baltimore County Buchell S. Reed (CS) P. 0 . Box 6993 Baltimore, MD 21216 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Lambda (Baltimore - # 1 0 4 ) Alton Cobb (FS) 3201 Clifton Avenue Baltimore, MD 21216 M a Alpha Lambda (Aberdeen - # 5 0 2 ) Elbert Williams (CS) 222 Bright Oak Drive Belair, MD 21014 'Kappa Kappa Lambda (Baltimore - # 5 3 3 ) » a t o n White (CS) P 0. Box 11347 " timore. MD 21239

BLUE RIDGE NORTH (Area I) COLLEGE CHAPTERS lota Alpha (Washington 4 Lee U - # 3 9 8 ) No Report lota Beta (U of Virginia - # 3 9 9 ) Evan D. Young (S) Box 430, Newcomb Mall Station Charlottesville, VA 22901 Xi Delta (lames Madison U. - #489) Mario D. McBride ( P ) P.O Box 4 1 7 2 1MU Harrisonburg, VA 22807 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Alpha Lambda (Charlottesville - # 1 6 7 ) Stephen D. Waters (S) Box 3036 Charlottesville, VA 22903 BLUE RIDGE SOUTH (Area I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta lota


(Virginia Polytechnic U - # 3 8 4 ) Todd M. Price (CS) 9 0 0 0 1 Foxridge Apts. Blacksburg. VA 24060 ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Alpha Kappa Lambda (Roanoke - # 1 3 2 ) William Calloway (CS) P. 0. Box 7850 Roanoke, VA 2 4 0 1 9 'Gamma Nu Lambda (Lynchburg-#178) David L. Moseley (S) Route 4 - Box 144 Madison Heights, VA 24572 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA (Area I I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Delta Tau

(St. Paul's Polytechnic - #305) Howard L. Coleman (CS) MMYLAND SOUTHWEST (Area I I I ) St Paul's College COLLEGE CHAPTERS Lawrenceville, VA 23868 !«UZeta tiZata (0 of Maryland #403) (Hampden S y d n e y - # 4 9 1 ) » n Fields (CS) Warren M. Thompson ( P ) '• 0. Box 259 Calvert Road P. 0 . Box 534, HSC College Park, MD 20740 Hampden Sydney, VA 23943 ""Upsilon ALUMNI CHAPTERS (frostburg State Coll. - # 4 6 0 ) " w a r d L. King (CS) Lane College Center - Box 64 f'ostburg, MD 2 1 5 3 2 U N N CHAPTERS ' « • Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring - # 5 2 0 ) f Averal Austin (CS) "200 Westchester Park Drive Allege Park, MD 20740 Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Landover - #528 Beniamm Watkms (CS) ' 0 4 Janice Place Waldorf. MD 20601 Kappa Phi Lambda Columbia - # 5 4 3 ) James E. Filipatrick (P) 5135 Celestial Way iJlumbia. MD 21044 H ' T L A U D EASTERN (Area IV) COLLEGE CHAPTERS • * III (U of Maryland. E S - # 1 0 0 ) ames White, Jr. ( P ) "MES Box 1151 P'mcess Anne, MD 21853 'Eta Zeta (Bowie State College - #359) JwakJ E Nichols (P) P 0 Box 414 B o w . MD 20715 J U I M N I CHAPTERS Delta Omicron Lambda (Princess Anne - # 2 0 3 ) (-laud C Marion (P) P 0. Box 399 Princess Anne, MD 21853 Eta Eta Lambda (Annapolis - # 2 6 2 ) Johnnie L. Stubb ( P ) 1412 Catlyn Place Annapolis, MD 21403 *«HIIKTO«,0.C.(irtaV) » U E G E CHAPTERS Seta (Howard U - # 2 ) Michael Dawson u. Box 506, Howard University Washington, DC 20059 American U - # 4 6 5 ) "'lliam Goodloe. Jr. (P) *>> ' 2 4 Eagle Station Jmencan U Washington. DC 20016 JLUMNI CHAPTERS 9 Lambda [Washington-#111) ' " w i E Washington (CS) « 0 2 13th street, NW Washington, DC 20011 ""Heron Lambda Alpha 'Washington - # 5 0 0 ) "J'th M. Seaforth ( P ) S ' O Chadwick Terrace " ' " " e s t Hghts, MD 20031

Jf'RGlNIA (DISTRICT VII) , / - , Pennington J212 Griffin Avenue "ichmond, VA 23222

Delta Nu Lambda (Danville - # 2 0 0 ) Curtis Flood (P) Route 3 - Box 74 Danville, VA 24541 Epsilon Omicron Lambda (Lawrenceville - # 2 2 5 ) Ernest L. Morse (CS) P. 0. Box 595 South Hill, VA 23970 Iota Tau Lambda

(Norfolk State U. - # 3 2 4 ) Mark A. Bartlett (S) Box 2033 - N S U Norfolk. VA 23504 Nu Theta (Old Dominion U - # 4 7 1 ) Reginald L Ran kins (P) Alpha Phi Alpha O.D.U. Room 200. Webb Center Norfolk, VA 23508 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Phi Lambda (Norfolk - # 1 4 2 ) Willie Harris, Jr. ( P ) 2145 Lloyd Drive Chesapeake, VA 23325 Epsilon lota Lambda (Suffolk - # 2 2 0 ) Benjamin L Davis. Jr. 311 St. James Avenue Suffolk. VA 23434 Epsilon Nu Lambda (Portsmouth - # 2 2 3 ) No Report

Suitland. MD 20023 CENTRAL VIRGINIA (Area V) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma (Virginia Union U - # 3 ) Gregory Robinson ( P ) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - V U U 1500 N. Lombardy Street Richmond. VA 23220 #47)


(Virginia Commonwealth U - #c Anthony Snell ( P ) 711 W. Main Street #413 A Richmond, VA 23284


R. I. Hayes (CS) 2 1 3 2 9 Sparta Drive Ettrick, VA 23803 Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond - # 1 4 7 ) Gilbert Carter (P) 2347 Brook Road Richmond, VA 23220 Nu Omicron Lambda (Fort L e e - # 5 8 1 ) Silas H. Christian. Ill 413 Claremont Street Petersburg, VA 23803 TIDEWATER NORTH (Area VI) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma krta

Champaign. IL 61820 ZetaNu (Eastern Illinois - #343) Paul Stubblefield P 0 Box 432 Charleston, I I 6 1 9 2 0 Eta Tau (Illinois State U - # 3 7 1 ) Patrick B Cage (CS) 601 N. Linden Normal. IL 61761 Theta Omicron (MillikinU - # 3 8 9 ) Kevin Hines (P) Mills Hall #214 Millikin University Decatur. IL 6 2 5 2 2 ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Omicron Lambda Beta (Champaign - # 5 0 1 ) lim Casey (S) 1 Canterbury Lane Champaign. IL 6 1 8 2 0

ILLINOIS (NORTHERN) Director Ernest Gibson 23 West 235 Edgewood Ct. Glen Ellyn. IL 60137 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsrlon Phi (Northern Illinois U Cedric Abbott (S) P. 0. Box 66 DeKalb, IL 60115 MuMu


(Elmhurst College - # 4 5 2 ) David M Dines (P) .ElmhurstCollege Box #324 190 Prospect Street Elmhurst, IL 60126 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Chi Lambda (Waukegan - # 5 4 4 ) Everette Sherrod (CS) P. 0. Box 512 North Chicago. IL 60064 Mu Alpha Lambda (De Kalb - # 5 4 6 ) Austin Matlock ( P ) 11611 S.Justine Chicago. IL 60643 • M u Mu Lambda (Glen Ellyn - # 5 5 6 ) James Ivory (P) 1241 Oak Hill Road Downers Grove. IL 60515


ILLINOIS (NORTH CENTRAL) Director Allen Knox 5020 South Lake Shore Drive #2704 Chicago. IL 60615

(Chicago State U - # 4 6 7 ) David Dixon ( P ) 6443 S. Peoria Chicago. IL 60621 • N u Epsilon (Lewis U - # 4 6 8 ) Christopher Washington (S) Lewis University - Box 1275 Romeoville. IL 60441

Ha M M (IIT - # 4 7 9 ) Arndell D. Ricks. Jr. ( P ) 8841 S. Prairie Chicago. IL 6 0 6 1 9 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Xi Lambda (Chicago-#113) Thomas S. Jackson (P) 9034 S. Bennett Chicago. I I 60617 Zeta Xi Lambda (Evanston - #246) William Loving 280 Harbor Street Glencoe. IL 60022 Theta Mu Lambda (Joliet - # 2 8 8 ) No Report lota Delta Lambda (Chicago - # 5 0 5 ) M. J. Price (P) 4 4 3 2 S. King Drive Chicago. IL 60653

ILLINOIS (SOUTHERN) Director John Reeves 3519 Converse Avenue East St. Louis. IL 62207 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Eta


P. 0. Box 2062

Walter A. Payne, Jr. ( P ) 2012 Houston Street

(Hampton Institute Darrell Harvey ( P ) 104 C Modulars Hampton Institute Hampton. VA 23668

(Northwestern U - # 3 3 ) Lance Wallace (CS) 1927 Orrington Evanston. IL 60201 Nu Delta

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Tau (U of Illinois - # 1 8 ) Steven Avery (P)

Frank Fisher (CS) 1070 Dougal Court Great Falls. VA 22066 Theta Rho Lambda (Arlington - # 2 9 3 )

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Nu Lambda (Virginia State College -

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta (Metro Chicago - # 8 ) Earl N. Williams. Jr. (P) 8742 S. Harper Chicago. IL 60619 Alpha Mu

(SurryCounty-#571) Wiley Powell (S) Route 1 - Box 160 B Surry. VA 23883 TIDEWATER SOUTH (Area V I I ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Pi

Arthur B. Cooper P. 0. Box 2085 - Station Champaign. IL 6 1 8 2 0

(Charlotte Court H o u s e - # 5 1 9 ) Leon A, Moton ( P ) Route 1 - Box 275-H Prospect, VA 23960 NORTHERN VIRGINIA (Area IV) ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Zeta Upsilon Lambda (Reston - # 2 5 2 )

(Virginia State College Joseph J. Sober, Jr. (S) 1513 Oakdale Avenue Petersburg, VA 23803 Theta Rho

Kappa Pi (William 4 Mary - # 4 3 4 ) Albert A. Herring ( P ) College Station - Box 8646 Williamsburg. VA 23186 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zata Lambda (Newport News - # 1 0 6 ) Claude N. Carter (CS) 12 Suburban Parkway Hampton, VA 23661 Delta Beta Lambda (Hampton - # 1 9 0 ) James E. Blacken (S) P. 0 , Box 483 Hampton. VA 23669

(Southern Illinois U - # 5 1 ) Victor Simpkins (S) 419 S Washington Carbondale. IL 62901 M a Pi (SIUEdwardsville-#412) Patrick Addison ( P ) 431 E. Schwarz Edwardsville. IL 62025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St. Louis - #193) Scott Randolph (P) 490 North 33rd Street East St. Louis. IL 62205 Mu Kappa Lambda (Carbondale - # 5 5 5 ) Carl R Flowers ( P ) 123 Southern Hills Apts. - #2 Carbondale, IL 62901

ILLINOIS (WESTERN) Director Curley R. Bradford 3109 9 h Street Rock Island, IL 61201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Kappa (Bradley U - # 3 1 9 ) Michael A. Thompson 911 N University - #806 Peoria. IL 61606 Eta Eta (Western Illinois - # 3 6 0 ) Michael W Smith (S) 1206 Lincoln Hall Western Illinois University Macomb. IL 61455 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Pi Lambda (Peoria - # 5 3 8 ) Rodney Jones (VP) 2454 W Carriage Lane #2102 Peoria, IL 61614 • M u Delta Lambda (Springfield - # 5 4 9 ) Milton P. Johnson (T) 2009 Austin Drive Springfield. I I 62704 Mu Chi Lambda (Rock Island - # 5 6 6 ) Leonard Davis (CS) 1511 E. Elm Street Davenport. IA 52803

INDIANA Director Theo Hamiter 7158 Avalon Trail Ct Indianapolis, IN 4 6 2 5 0 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Eta (Indiana U - # 7 3 ) Alpha M Dixon (ES) P 0. Box 1698 - IU Bloommgton. IN 47401 Gamma Rho (Purdue - # 8 2 ) Miles A. Hill (CS) 613 Waldron Street West Lafayette. IN 47906

•Zeta Rho (Indiana State U - # 3 4 7 ) Charles Brown Afro American Culture Center Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN 4 7 8 0 9 •Theta Xi (Ball State U - # 3 8 8 ) E. Maurice Bransford (P) Box 355 - Ball State U Muncie. IN 47306 •lota Theta (Calumet College - # 4 0 5 ) David E Rogers ( P ) 2337 Johnson Street Gary. IN 46407 NuPi (U of Evansville - # 4 7 8 ) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Lambda (Inoianapohs - # 1 0 9 ) Keith L Smith (CS) P.O. Box 88131 Indianapolis. IN 46208 Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary - #182) Clarence L Benford (P) 1127 Randolph Street Gary, IN 46403 Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend - # 2 9 0 ) Inactive Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne - #296) Timothy Williams (S) P 0 Box 10747 Ft. Wayne. IN 46853 Kappa Rho Lambda (Evansville - # 5 3 9 ) No Report Nu Nu Lambda (Bloommgton - #579) James W Palmer, Jr Eigenmann Hall - Box 765 Indiana University Bloommgton, IN 47406

IOWA Director Everett A. Mays P. 0. Box 533 Des Moines, IA 50302 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Theta (U of Iowa - # 3 0 ) Melvin Caldwell (P)

Box 789 Iowa City. IA 52242 Alpha Nu (Drake U - # 3 4 ) Kenneth Palmer ( P ) 1337 East 16th Street Des Moines. IA 50316 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines - # 2 4 3 ) Everett Mays (CS) P. 0 . Box 533 Des Moines. IA 50302 Mu Tau Lambda (Cedar Rapids - # 5 6 3 ) No Report Nu Chi Lambda (Iowa C i t y - # 5 8 8 ) Jaru Ruiey 316 Hawkeye Drive lota City. IA 52240

KANSAS (EASTERN) Director Richard Marshall 626 Oakland Kansas City. KS 66101 COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Upsilon (U of Kansas # 1 9 ) D Alonra Wharton (P) 1014 Mississippi Lawrence, KS 66045 Gamma Chi (Kansas State - #87) Elvis Alcox 1320 Rowland Kansas City. KS 66104 Kappa Tail (Kansas State U - # 4 3 7 ) Marvin E Moore ( P ) 1518 College Ave - Apt E 8 Manhattan. KS 66502

KANSAS (WESTERN) P. J Williams 3601 Randolph Topeka. KS 66611 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Mu (Wichita State U - # 9 9 ) No Report Epsilon Omicron (Washburn U - # 3 2 3 ) No Report •XiNu (Emporia State College # 4 9 7 ) Charles C. Colbert (Adv.) ESU 1200 Commercial Emporia, KS 66801 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Delta Eta Lambda (Topeka - # 1 9 5 ) Earl Fowler ( P ) 2022 Turnpike Avenue Topeka, KS 66605

EtaB (Wichita - #257) Henry B. Brown (CS) 4830 N Oliver Wichita. KS 6 7 2 2 0

Iota Rho Lambda (Pontiac-#517) No Report


KENTUCKY (EASTERN) Director Shirley Cunningham, Jr. 11391 PenetianWay Lexington. KY 40502 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Pi 0 of Louisville - # 3 7 ) Arthur L Simpson (P) c/o Student Center Room #12 University of Louisville Louisville. KY 40208 BetaMu (Kentucky Slate U - # 5 5 ) Richard Graves 401 Murray Street - Apt. #26 Frankfort, KY 40601 Epsilon Chi (U of Kentucky - # 3 3 0 ) Kane Ramsey (P) Box 379 - University ol Kentucky Lexington, KY 40507 Xi Alpha (Morehead State U - # 4 8 6 ) Christopher Bennett ( P ) Wilson Hall 114 Morehead State University Morehead. KY 40351 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Lambda (Louisville - # 1 0 1 ) No Report Alpha Beta Lambda (Lexington - # 1 2 4 ) Lee A. Jackson (T) P 0 Box 1248 Lexington. KY 40590 Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort - # 1 6 8 ) Donald W Lyons (S) Box 121 - KSU Frankfort. KY 40601

KENTUCKY (WESTERN) Director Claude Snorton Box 654 Hopkrnsville, KY 42240 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Omicron (Murray State U - # 3 4 5 ) Glenn G Thorpe (P) Box 2309 - University Station Murray. KY 42071 •Eta Rho (Western Kentucky U - # 3 6 9 ) Michael R Fain (S) 2507 Pearce Ford Tower, W.K.U Bowling Green, KY 42101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkmsville - # 1 7 1 ) James E Victor (P) 1304 East 7th Street Hopkmsville, KY 42240

Jefferson City. M 0 65101 Zeta Alpha (U of Missouri - # 3 3 2 ) [line Bailey (S) 1614 Amelia Ave • Apt #5A

Director James H Gaddis 4028 Wisner Saginaw. Ml 48601 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Tau (Michigan State U - # 8 4 ) Vincent C Hushaw(P)

Columbia. MO 65201 Iota XJ

1414 I Spartan Village East Lansing. Ml 48823 Zeta Beta (Ferris State - # 3 3 3 ) Tyrone Vance (P) Box 4. Rankin Ctr Ferns State College Big Rapids. Ml 49307 •Zeta Delta (Northern Michigan - # 3 3 5 ) Harry B Matthews (Adv) 423 Northland Drive Marquette. Ml 49855 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Nu Lambda (Grand Rapids - # 2 6 7 ) No Report Iota Chi Lambda (Saginaw - # 5 2 2 ) Steve Robinson ( P ) 3321 Glasby Saginaw. Ml 48601 Kappa Dana Lambda (Lansing - # 5 2 7 ) lohn Diamond (P) 3312 Gingersnap Lane -ansing. Ml 4 8 9 1 0


1005 Thieme. Baits II Housing Ann Arbor. Ml 4 8 1 0 9 •Alpha Upsilon (Wayne State U - # 4 1 ) Daryl R. Young ( P ) 2129 Cadillac Detroit. Ml 48214 Epsilon Eta (Eastern Michigan U Bryan Roberts ( P ) 424 Brown Apts Ypsilanti, Ml 48197

Etali (U ol Detroit No Report Theta Tau



(U of Missouri - # 3 0 3 ) Vincent M. Roberson (S) 4641 Agnes Avenue Kansas City. MO 6 4 1 3 0 Zeta Gamma

MICHIGAN (SOUTHERN) Hrector worse Brown 150 Glenn Oaks Drive. Apt B nuskegon Heights, Ml 49442 JHLEGE CHAPTER ipsikto Xi .Western Michigan U # 3 2 2 ) stacey W Solomon 2145 Albatross- #2 A Kalamazoo, Ml 49002 ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights - #521) Nathaniel Allen, Jr (P) 3321 Matlett Street Muskegon Heights. Ml 49444 Kappa Psi Lambda (Kalamazoo - # 5 4 5 ) Earl McNeal (CS) Box 368 Courthouse Station Kalamazoo. Ml 49005 Nu Rho Lambda (Benton Harbor - # 5 8 3 ) Daniel Harbison 1584 Trebor Road St Joseph. Ml 49085

(Central Missouri - # 3 3 4 ) JimmieD. Black ( P ) Box 20 CMSU Union Warrensburg, MO 64093 ALUMNI CHAPTER •Beta Lambda (KansasCity- #102) MilousS. Lusk(CS) 7400 East 127th Place Grandview. MO 6 4 0 3 0

NEBRASKA Director Ned Williams 3425 South 120th Omaha. NE 68144 COLLEGE CHAPTER Beta Beta (U of Nebraska - # 4 6 ) Cleon Brown, Jr. (S) 320 North 20th Street Omaha. NE 68178 ALUMNI CHAPTER • e t a Xi Lambda (Omaha - #157) Charles I Baptiste (S) 3222 North 24th Street Omaha. NE 68111

OHIO (NORTHERN) Director Charles Harrell


110 Melody Lane

Toledo. OH 43615 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Alpha (U of Toledo - # 3 1 0 ) Jeffery Rhodes (P) 1310 Grand Avenue Toledo. OH 43606 Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green U - # 3 1 7 ) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Alpha Xi Lambda (Toledo - # 1 3 5 ) Joseph Sansbury ( P ) 1434 Add mgton Toledo. OH 43607

James Beard 4109 Portland Ave. South Minneapolis, M N 55407 COLLEGE CHAPTER (U of Minnesota - # 1 1 ) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Gamma Xi Lambda (Minneapolis- #179) Rodney W Jordan (P) P. 0 Box 906 Minneapolis. MN 55440



Box 308 Lincoln University Jefferson City. M 0

James Fleming 1304 Kingston Road Blue Springs. MO 64015 COLLEGE CHAPTERS •Delta Rho


COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon (U ol Michigan - # 5 ) Stephen Johnson (CS)

(Northeast Missouri - #410) Billy Buckner (P) Student Union Building Northeast Missouri State U Kirksville. MO 63501 ALUMNI CHAPTER Beta Zata Lambda (Jefferson City - # 1 5 0 ) William T. Edmonson (CS)



Anthony Crutchfield 447 Palmerston Detroit. Ml 48218

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Psi (Lincoln U - #44) David Grandison (ADOP) 711 Jackson


Ronald E Smiley 1562 Mendall St Louis, M 0 63130 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Eta (St. Louis - #29) No Report •Epsilon Psi (Uol Missouri- #331)

(General Motors Institute - #393) J 1 0 ™ ? . *f"t ( P > Postoria Aguirre (S) Rolla. MO 65401 1652 Webster Xi Gamma Flint. Ml 48505 (Southeast Missouri State lota Epsilon Darren L. Nix (P) (Grand Valley - # 4 0 2 ) P 0 Box 1299 Eric D Williams (S) Cape Girardeau. MO 63701 #28 Ravine Apartments ALUMNI CHAPTERS Allendale. Ml 49401 Epsrlon Lambda ALUMNI CHAPTERS (St Louis - # 1 0 5 ) Gamma Lambda John R. Pope (CS) (Detroit - # 1 0 3 ) 6176 Lucille Avenue Robert J ( P ) St. Louis, MO 63136 16516 Schaefer #13 •Epsiron Eta Lambda Detroit, Ml 48235 (Charleston - # 2 1 8 ) Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Edward W Barrett ( P ) (Flint - # 2 3 0 ) P 0. Box 171 0'Neil Wiley (CS) Charleston. MO 63834 P. 0 . Box 1247 Flint. Ml 48502 •Theta Zeta Lambda MISSOURI (CENTRAL) (Ann Arbor - 2 8 3 ) Director Eddie L. Boyd (S) Carl Smith 3211 Hayes Court Lakevtew Subdivision Ann Arbor. Ml 48104 Jefferson City. MO 65101

Director James T Rushin


1186 Wyley Avenue Akron. OH 44306 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Pi (Cleveland State/ Western Reserve - # 1 5 ) Melvin M Butler (T) 13512 Qaiborn Avenue Cleveland. OH 4 4 1 1 2 Alpha Tau (U of Akron - # 4 0 ) Ronald Rucker (CS) 280 Silver Street Akron. OH 44303 Epsilon Delta (Kent State U - # 3 1 3 ) Richard Scott (P) Box A Student Life Office Kent State University Kent. OH 44243

lata Phi (Mount Union C o l l e g e - # 4 1 7 ) No Report Xi Chi (Baldwin Wallace College James W Oliver, Jr (P) 3796 E. 155th Street Cleveland. OH 44128 Omicron Epsilon


(Youngstown State University Alfred Bright Youngstown State University 410 Wick Avenue Youngstown. OH 44555


ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Youngstown - # 1 6 0 ) Alfred Bright (S) 2237 Fifth Avenue Youngstown OH 44504 N i l Alpha Lambda (Cleveland - # 1 8 9 ) Leonard Hamilton ( P ) P 0 Bo< 99551 Cleveland. OH 44199 Eta Taa lambda (Akron - # 2 7 3 ) Claude W. Carter (P) 899 Hartford Akron. OH 4 4 3 2 0 l a p p a M a Lambda (Lorrain - # 5 3 4 ) lames W Oliver ( P ) 3 7 % I 155th Street Cleveland OH 44128


(Marshall U - # 4 7 5 ) Fred Gibson (A) 1712 Nervie Street Ashland. KY 41101 •Xi Theta (Concord College - # 4 9 3 ) Clarence Hudson (S) C 42 Concord College Athens. WV 24712 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Zata Lambda (Bluefield - # 1 2 8 ) Adolphus A. Young, Jr. (S) P. 0 Box 671 Bluefield, WV 24701 (Charleston - # 1 3 1 ) lohn E. Scott (S) P. 0 . Box 303 Institute. WV 2 5 1 1 2 Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley-#170) Inactive

Director William Nelson. Ph.D. 2572 Buraaby Drive Columbus. OH 43209 COLLEGE CHAPTERS (Ohio State U No Report

• M a Theta (Bluefield State - # 5 2 ) Adrian Dowell (CS) 305 N Mercer Street Bluefield. WV 24701 No Nil




(Ohio U - # 2 0 ) Wuhan Dansbv (P) 148 Wray House Athens. OH 45701 ALUMNI CHAPTER Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus-#138) Edward D Thompson (ES) Box 3039 Columbus. OH 43203

Coleman 0. Wells 922 W Zedler Lane Milwaukee. Wl 5 3 0 9 2 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon (UW Madison - # 7 1 ) Bobby L. Moore (S) 3019 Todd Drive Madison. Wl 53701 Epsilon Teu (UW Milwaukee - # 3 2 7 )


No Report Zata lota (UW Whitewater - # 3 4 0 ) James Williams (S) 426 Clem Hall - U W W Whitewater. Wl 5 3 1 9 0 Eta i o t a (WSU Platteville - # 3 5 5 )

Director Edward White 5211 Big Bend Drive Dayton. OH 45427 COLLEGE CHAPTERS


(Wilberforce U - # 1 3 ) Hewley E Hinds. II ( P ) Alpha House Box 480 Wilberforce University Wilberforce. OH 45384 Gamma Theta (U ol Dayton - # 7 4 ) Sowyer G Freeman ( P ) 241 Kennedy Union - U D 300 College Park Drive Dayton. OH 45469 COLLEGE CHAPTER Delta Xi (Central State U - # 3 0 0 ) Jerry Wilson (1) Box 441 Wilberforce. OH 45384 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta lambda (Dayton - # 1 0 8 ) George C find ley ( P ) 1820 Ruskin Road Dayton. OH 45406 Chi Lambda (Wilberforce - # 1 2 1 ) Walter Gilhard (S) Central State University Wilberforce. OH 45384 Zata Dotta Lambda (Springfield - # 2 3 7 ) William B Simpson (S) 667 Omar Circle Yellow Springs. OH 45387

OHIO (SOUTHWEST) Clarence Frazier 1145 Wionna Avenue Cincinnati. OH 45224 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha (U of Cincinnati - # 2 3 ) Warren H All ( P ) 345 Sander Hall University of Cincinnati Cincinnati. OH 45221 Ootta Upsilon (Miami U - # 3 0 6 ) Ron S Orr (CS) 618 S College Avenue Oxford, OH 45056 ALUMNI CHAPTER (Cincinnati - # 1 9 1 ) Ivan Reynolds ( P ) 650 Springer Avenue Cincinnati OH 45215

No Report

hi (Marquette U - # 4 7 6 ) Wendell Phillips (P) 1323 W State Milwaukee, Wl 53233 NuOmicron (Carroll College - #477) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Chi Lambda (Milwaukee - # 2 1 0 ) Richard H Porter ( P ) 3360 N. Summit Milwaukee. Wl 53211 Ma Eta Lambda (Madison - # 5 5 2 ) Allen A Hancock (P) 1102 Fnsch Road Madison. Wl 53711

SOUTH ALABAMA Leotis Peterman 4340 Yorkshire Drive Montgomery. AL 36108 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Beta (Talladega College - # 2 4 ) No Report Beta Upsilon (Alabama State U - # 6 3 ) Oarrell Adams ( P ) P. 0 . Box 28 - A.S.U. Montgomery, AL 36195 (MilesCollege - #76) Harlan K. Jones (S) Box 1 7 7 - M i l e s College Birmingham. AL 35208 Gamma Phi (Tuskegee Institute - # 8 6 ) John Hudson (CS) Tuskegee Institute. AL 36088



(WSU Oshkosh - # 3 6 8 ) Robert E. Bedford 207 Nelson Hall - U of W Oshkosh. Wl 54901 MuEpsikm (Carthage College - # 4 4 6 )

P 0 Box 36

Dimeter Adolphus A. Young, Jr. P. 0. Box 13 Keystone. WV 2 4 8 5 2 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Zata (West Virginia State Ronnie K. Ward (CS) P 0 Box 511 Institute. WV 25112

No Report •Eta Pi


(Alabama A A M #91) Rodney Jamar (CS) P. 0 Box 220 Normal. AL 35762 I psi km Nu (Stillman College - # 3 2 1 ) David Bennett ( P ) Stillman College Box 4435 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 •Theta Delta (U of South Alabama - #379) Wayne M. Simon ( P ) 307 University Blvd. Mobile, AL 36688

M i Hi I.UAB - # 4 0 9 ) Cleveland Parker (S) Box 329. NBSB Birmingham. AL 35294 Kappa Alpha (U of Alabama - # 4 2 0 ) Freddie F Freeman ( P )

Theta Gamma (U of South Florida - # 3 7 8 ) Bob Drayton ( P ) 4314 E Fletcher A v e n u e - #19

P. 0. Box 7368 University. AL 35486 Kappa Gamma (U of North Alabama - # 4 2 2 ) Charles Ingram ( P ) 1438 Carver Heights Florence. AL 35630 •NuTau (Uof M o n t e v a l l o - # 4 8 1 ) Jimmy Adams, Jr. ( P ) P.O. Box 2571 - U . o t M . Montevallo, AL 35115

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(Troy State U - # 4 8 7 ) Claude Brooks (P) Box 154. TSU Troy, AL 36081 XiXi (Jacksonville - # 4 9 8 ) Lawrence N Sharp, Jr. ( P ) Crow Hall Room 214 - JSU Jacksonville. AL 36265 Omicron Alpha (Auburn U at Montgomery - # 7 0 8 ) Leotis Peterman PA) 4340 Yorkshire Drive Montgomery. AL 36108 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda (Birmingham - # 1 1 4 ) Leroy A. Simmons. Jr. (S) P.O. Box 3910 Birmingham. AL 35208 Alpha Nu Lambda (Tuskegee Institute - # 1 3 4 ) Walter Oldham (P) P 0 Drawer B6B Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088 (Montgomery-#141) Leotis Peterman (CS) P. 0. Box 6058 Montgomery, AL 36106 Beta Omicron Lambda (Mobile - # 1 5 8 ) Alvm Allen (RS) 1205 St. Madar Street Mobile. AL 36603 Delta Theta Lambda (Huntsville - # 1 9 6 ) A. J. Garth (CS) P 0 . Box 33 Alabama A&M University Normal. AL 35762 Delta Pi Lambda (Selma - # 2 0 4 ) Willie L. Gilford (S) 1212 9th Avenue Selma, AL 36701 Delta Phi Lambda (Tuscaloosa - #209) Milton M. Williams (S) 1910 40th Ave. College Hills Tuscaloosa. AL 35401 Epulon Delta Lambda (Talladega - # 2 1 5 ) T. Y. Lawrence. Jr. ( S ) 114 Baker Street Talladega. AL 35160 Theta Alpha Lambda (Gadsden - # 2 7 8 ) No Report Theta Gamma Lambda (Dothan - # 2 8 0 ) Daniel Littletield (T) 1 2 ) 5 Mountainbrook Drive Gadsden, AL 35901 Kappa Nu Lambda (Leighton - # 5 3 5 ) Fred Johnson ( P ) P 0 . Box 622 Sheffield, AL 3 5 6 6 0 Mu lota Lambda (Mobile - # 5 5 4 ) Reginald Crenshaw 1021 Sample Street Pnchard.AL 3 6 6 1 0 Mo Pal Lambda (Homewood - # 5 6 7 ) Walter Turner ( P ) P 0 . Box 2281 Birmingham. AL 35203

FLORIDA three tor lohn C. Rawls Rt. 4 - Box 183P Gainesville. FL 32601 COLLEGE CHAPTERS lotaNu (Florida A t M - # 5 6 ) No Report Delta l a t a (BethuneCookman - #90) Jimmy L Washington 640 Second Avenue P 0 Box 420 Daytona Beach. FL 32015 •Delta Psi (Florida Memorial Coll Oarrell S. White (S) 15800 NW 42nd Avenue Miami. FL 33054

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Iota (Morris Brown College Alphonse Stewart ( P ) P. 0 Box 92055 Atlanta. GA 30314

•Eta Delta (U of Miami - # 3 5 7 ) Ted Nichols University of Miami 248 Ashe Bldg Coral Gables. FL 33124


Tampa. FL 33612 Theta Sigma (U of Florida - # 3 9 2 ) Roger Williams ( P ) F J o x 9 C - 1105 N Main Gainesville. FL 32601 •Iota Delta (Florida State U - # 4 0 1 ) Ronnie Bembry (S) U Box 4297 FSU Tallahassee. FL 32313 (Metropolitan - # 4 3 8 ) No Report Mu Theta (U ol West Florida - #449) No Report Data (U of Central Florida Victor T. Thomas ( P ) 353 Strawberry Fields Wonder Park Orlando. FL 32792 XI Kappa (Florida Inst, of Tech Stephen Davidson ( P ) P.O. Box 1011 Melbourne, FL 32901 ALUMNI CHAPTERS



No Report •Gamma Mu Lambda (Tallahassee- # 1 7 7 ) Charles Russell (S) 433 Mercury Drive Tallahassee. FL 32301 •Delta Delta Lambda (West Palm Beach - # 1 9 2 ) Charles E White ( P ) 519 Nineteenth Street W. Palm Beach, FL 33407 Delta Xi Lambda (Orlando - # 2 0 2 ) Cecil Boston ( P ) P. 0 . Box 5548 Orlando, FL 32855 Epsilon Mu Lambda (Pensacola - # 2 2 2 ) Ulysses Hughes (P) 1515 E Texar Drive Pensacola, FL 32503 Epsilon Pi Lambda (Ocala - #226) William E. Jackson (S) 1822 S. W. 4th St. Ocala, FL 32670 Zeta Alpha Lambda (Ft. Lauderdale - # 2 3 4 ) NorbertC Williams ( P ) 1761 NW 7th Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Eta Kappa Lambda (Ft Pierce - # 2 6 5 ) Bennie Clark ( P ) 1812 Avenue " M " Ft Pierce, FL 33450 Theta Eta Lambda (St Petersburg - # 2 8 4 ) Frank E. Smith (RS) P.O. Box 15024 St Petersburg, FL 33733 •Iota Beta Lambda (Cocoa - # 5 0 3 ) J. Albert Diggs 1725 Country Club Drive Titusville. FL 3 2 7 8 0 Iota Pi Lambda (Miami - # 5 1 6 ) Wendell Can 12990 SW 19th Street Miami, FL 33177 Mu Zeta lambda (Lakeland - # 5 5 1 ) Lynwood L Bell ( P ) 1902 Pollock Loop Road Lakeland. FL 33803 No Eta lambda (Gainesville - # 5 7 4 ) Alfred C. Peoples (S) 611 SE 13th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32601


Eta lota Lambda (Athens - #264) Hugh Goodrum (CS) P. 0. Box 902 Athens, GA 30603

Theta Nu Lambda (UGrange - # 2 8 9 ) Alpha Rho Alfred McNair (S) (Morehouse College - #38) 408 Jackson Street - Apt. 50 Wesley L. Curl (CS) P 0 Box 627 - Morehouse College LaGrange. GA 30240 •lota Gamma Lambda Atlanta. GA 30314 (Brunswick - # 5 0 4 ) •Alpha Phi Richard Wilson (S) (Clark College - # 4 2 ) P. 0 . Box 98 Gregory Daniels (P) White Oak. GA 31568 Box 137 240 Chestnut St., SW Kappa Tau Lambda Atlanta. GA 30314 (Valdosta - # 5 4 1 ) Gamma Zata Calvin Willis ( P ) (Ft. Valley State - # 7 2 ) 4021 Lantern Lane No Report Valdosta. GA 31601 Delta Delta Nu Mu Lambda (Albany State - # 9 2 ) (Decatur - # 5 7 8 ) Davison Virgil ( P ) David Wells (CS) Box 36 ASC P 0 . Box 32604 Albany. GA 31705 Delta Eta Decatur. GA 30034 (Savannah State Coll. Eli|ah West (CS) 757 E. Anderson Savannah. GA 31401 Zata Mo



(Georgia State U - # 3 4 2 ) Vincent R Davis (P) Box 542 - Georgia State U Atlanta. GA 30303 •Zeta Pi

(Jacksonville-#119) No Report Beta Beta Lambda (Miami - # 1 4 6 ) Clarence W Ewell (CS) 12935 SW 109th Court Miami. FL 33176 Beta Delia Lambda (Daytona Beach - #148) Robert K. Wright (P) 365 Bartley Road Daytona Beach. FL 32014 Gamma Zeta Lambda ( T a m p a - #172)

Lorenzo Manns 4554 Moline Avenue Columbus. GA 31907


No Report Delta Kappa (Alcorn State U - # 9 8 ) Ronald D Davis ( P ) Box 267 ASU Lorman, MS 39096 Delta Phi

(U of Georgia - # 3 4 6 ) Ernest S. Stillwell ( P ) 2151 University Station Athens. GA 30602 Eta Alpha (PaineCollege-#354) Marty deLara (S) Box 77 - Paine College Augusta. GA 30910 Theta Beta (Columbus College - # 3 7 7 ) B Michael Coleman (P) 226 30th Avenue - Apt. D Columbus, GA 31903 lota Eta (Mercer U - # 4 0 4 ) Randolph Grimes ( P ) P. O. Box 61 - Mercer U Macon. GA 31207 Mu Alpha (Emory U - # 4 4 2 ) Nairn G. Shaheed (P) Box 2 1 1 8 5 - Emory U Atlanta. GA 30322 Mu Gamma (Georgia College - # 4 4 4 ) Marvin Respress Box 1055 - Georgia College Milledgeville GA 31061 Mu Delta (Georgia Southwestern Marvin J Newberry (P) P. 0 . Box 947


Georgia Southwestern College Amencus, GA 31709 Mu Omicron (Valdosta State - # 4 5 5 ) lohn K. Roberts ( P ) P.O.Box907-VSC Valdosta. GA 31601 Nu Gamma (West Georgia Coll - #466) Dennis Taylor, I I I ( P ) 3708 Dover Blvd.. SW Atlanta. GA 30331 NuMu (Southern Tech. Inst. Wayland Davis ( P ) Room 1 0 8 - Dean of Students Building Georgia Tech Atlanta. GA 30332 XiTau

Director Wiley Jones Alcorn State University P, 0, Box 285 Lorman, MS 39096 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo College - #85)


(Georgia Southern College # 7 0 3 ) Percy A, Mack, Jr. (A) 3120 Martha Street Savannah. GA 31404 ALUMNI CHAPTERS •Eta Lambda (Atlanta - # 1 0 7 ) Larry Epps (CS) 32 Third Avenue. NE Atlanta, GA 30317 Alpha Chi Lambda (Augusta - # 1 4 3 ) Willie G Marshall (FS) 829 Strother Drive Augusta. GA 30901 Beta Phi Lambda (Savannah - # 1 6 4 ) Chester A. Ellis (CS) P.O. Box 1361 Savannah. GA 31401 •Gamma Omicron Lambda (Albany - # 1 8 0 ) Edgar Martin ( P ) P. 0 Box 4054 Albany, GA 31706 Gamma Sigma Lambda (Ft V a l l e y - # 1 8 3 ) Clinton H Dixon (S) Box 5742 FVSC Ft. Valley, GA 31030 Delta lota Lambda (Columbus - # 1 9 7 ) Lorenzo Manns (S) 4554 Moline Avenue Columbus, GA 31907 Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon - # 2 1 3 ) No Report

(Jackson State U - # 3 0 7 ) Anthony McWhorter ( P ) P.O.Box 17177 JSU Jackson. MS 39217 Zata Phi (MS Valley State U - # 3 5 1 ) Paul Robinson (S) Box 899, MVSU Itta Bena. MS 38941 •lota Gamma (Rust College - # 4 0 0 ) lohn W. Cuttle, II ( P ) 237 A East Valley Ave. Holly Springs. MS 38635 Kappa Beta ( M S State U - # 4 2 1 ) Barry Brown (P) P. 0 . Box 1472 Mississippi State. MS 39762 MuXi (Metropolitan - # 4 5 4 ) Ivan Crossley (CS) Southern Station. Box 9378 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Nu Upsilon (U of Mississippi - # 4 8 2 ) Nu Upsilon Chapter University of Mississippi P.O. Box 3251 University, MS 38677 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson - # 1 2 7 ) No Report Epsilon Xi Lambda (Mound Bayou - # 2 2 4 ) George Bacon (RS) P 0 Box 5531 Greenville. MS 38701 Zeta Mu Lambda (Biloxi - # 2 4 4 ) JohnR Kelly ( P ) 40 Barbara Drive Gulfport. MS 39503 Eta Phi Lambda (Columbus - # 2 7 5 ) R Franklin Colom (S) P. O. Box 464 Columbus. MS 39701 Theta Sigma Lambda (Natchez - # 2 9 4 ) Willie F Marsahs ( P ) 108 South Hickory Vidalia, LA 71373 Mu Gamma Lambda (Hattiesburg Laurel - # 5 4 8 ) Lawrence J. Naylor P.O. Box 1185 Hattiesburg. MS 39408 Mo Pi Lambda (Brookhaven - # 5 6 0 ) Or Worth E Haynes(P) Box 133 - U t i c a l r . College Utica. MS 39175

NORTH CAROLINA Director Dr A M Witherspoon 2701 Rothgeb Drive Raleigh, NC 2 7 6 1 0 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron (Johnson C. Smith U - #36) Dennis K Branch (P) UP0 1035 JCSU Charlotte, NC 28216 Data Epsilon (AST State U - #49) James E. Wood ( P ) Box A 14, AST State U Greensboro, NC 27411

Epsilon Rho lambda (Fayetteville - # 2 2 7 ) John V P a r h a m ( P ) 1536 Palmer Drive Box 163 - ECSU Fayetteville. NC 28303 Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Epsilon Sigma Lambda Beta lota (Rocky Mount - #228) (Winston Salem State U - #53) Jessie Parker. Jr. (S) Ronald 0 Davis ( P ) 418 Peachtree Street Box 14318. WSSU Rocky Mount. NC 27801 Winston Salem, NC 27102 Epsilon Chi Lambda •Beta Rho (Elizabeth City - # 2 3 2 ) (Shaw U - #60) Roger A. McLean (P) Alvm Chapman (S) Box 21 - E C S U P.O. Box 1875 Elizabeth City. NC 27909 Raleigh. NC 27602 Zeta Eta lambda Gamma Beta (Kinston - # 2 4 0 ) (North Carolina Central U - # 6 8 ) Wiley Hines (P) William Mills P.O. Box 1178 P 0. Box 19484 Greenville. NC 28734 Shepard Station - NCCU Eta Mu lambda Durham, NC 27707 (Gastonia - # 2 6 6 ) •Gamma Mu Fred D. Deaver (CS) (Livingston College - # 7 7 ) 414 Carver Avenue Clay Hart ( P ) Odessa. TX 79763 Box 62 Livingston College Theta Omicron Lambda Salisbury. NC 28144 (Goldsboro-#291) Gamma Psi Jerry D. lohnson (St. Augustine's College - #88) 1401 Adams Street Dennis A. Haggray ( P ) Goldsboro, NC 27530 P.O. Box 26611 Nu lota Lambda Raleigh, NC 27611 (Kinston # 5 7 6 ) Epsilon Zata Herbert L. Gray (S) (Fayetteville State U - #315) Route 7 - Box 279 Steve Watkins(P) Kinston, NC 28501 P 0. Box 862 Nu Kappa Lambda Fayetteville University (lumberton - # 5 7 7 ) Fayetteville, NC 28301 Joshua Bethea, Jr. (S) Zata Epsilon 309 East 10th Street (Barber Scotia College - # 3 3 6 ) Lumberton. NC 28358

•Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City State U Lavern Jones


No Report •EtaNu (East Carolina U - # 3 6 5 ) Pratt Simons (S) P , 0 , Box 3167 Greenville, NC 27834 Eta Omicron (North Carolina State U Connell Price P. 0 . Box 5631 Raleigh. NC 2 7 6 5 0 •Kappa Omicron (Duke U - # 4 3 3 ) Michael A. Smith (S) Box 4783 - Duke Station Durham. NC 27706 MuZeta

SOUTH CAROLINA Director Petei Feldei P 0. Box 41 Claflin College #367) Orangeburg.SC 29115 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Delta

(U ol North Carolina - # 4 4 7 ) Bryan R Johns (S) P. 0 Box 551 Chapel Hill. NC 27514 MuTau (UNC - Charlotte - # 4 5 9 ) Robert Rowell (CS) 509 Scott Hall - UNCC Stn Charlotte. NC 28223 NuZeta (Western Carolina U - #469) Oliver Walker (S) P 0 Box 543 Cullowhee. NC 28723 •IiEta Wake Forest U - # 4 9 2 ) Dr. Herman Eure (A) c / 0 01c ol Minority Affairs Wake Forest University Winston Salem. NC 27420 Omicron Beta (Atlantic Christian - # 7 0 9 ) A. M. Witherspoon (A) 2701 Rothgeb Drive Raleigh. NC 2 7 6 0 9 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Lambda (Greensboro- # 1 1 0 ) Arthur Stevens (CS) P.O. Box 21052 Greensboro, NC 27420 Phi Lambda (Raleigh - # 1 2 0 ) Julius F Ntmmons, Jr. ( P ) 1517 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh. NC 27610 Alpha Pi Lambda (Winston Salem - # 1 3 7 ) David H Wagner ( P ) 3440 Cumberland Road Winston Salem. NC 2 7 1 0 2 Beta Theta Lambda (Durham - # 1 5 2 ) Jerome Coleman (S) 6113 Summerville Drive Durham, NC 27712 Beta Mu Lambda (Salisbury - # 1 5 5 ) Bryant Norman. Jr. ( P ) 10 Post Oak Place Salisbury, NC 28144 Beta Nu Lambda (Charlotte - # 1 5 6 ) David L Gner ( P ) 516 Nottingham Drive Charlotte, NC 28211 Gamma Kappa Lambda (Wilmington-#176) Charlie Henry, Jr. ( P ) 214 Devonshire Lane Wilmington, NC 28403 Gamma Psi lambda (Asheville - # 1 8 8 ) Osborne M. Hart ( P ) P. 0. Box 787 Asheville. NC 28802

(South Carolina State - #48) Stanley Cunningham ( P ) Box 1954, SCSC Orangeburg, SC 29117 Gamma Gamma (Allen U - #69) No Report •Gamma Pi (BenedictCollege-#81) Arthur L. Edmunds (S) Evans Apts. - #F2 Benedict College Columbia, SC 29204 Delta Alpha (Claflin U - # 8 9 ) Larry D Elliott 252 Sprinkle Avenue Orangeburg.SC 29115 Eta lota (Voorhees College - # 3 6 2 ) Jarvis Jenkins (P) Battle Hall - Voorhees Clg Denmark. SC 29042 Theta Nu (U of South Carolina - #387) Ralph W Dupree (S) P 0. Box 8 1 1 6 4 - U S C Columbia, SC 29225 Kappa Chi (Francis Marion College Walter D Galfney, Ir ( P ) P. 0. Box 384 Florence.SC 29503 MuPi


(Baptist College - # 4 5 6 ) BemettMazyck(P) 903 West 5th North St. Summerville. SC 29483 Nu Phi (USC - Conway # 4 8 3 ) No Report Xi Epsilon (Morris College - #490) Lester Corley (A) Morris College Sumter, SC 29150 XiPhi (Winthrop College - #705) Larry J Williams (S) P 0. Box 5273 Winthrop College Stn RockHill.SC 29733 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Psi Lambda (Columbia - #144) Cecil Adderley. Jr. ( P ) 1730 Standish Street Columbia.SC 29203 Beta Kappa lambda (Charleston - # 1 5 4 ) Raymond Smalls (CS) P 0 Box 2714 Charleston, SC 29403 Gamma Gamma Lambda (Greenville - # 1 6 9 ) Robert F Young ( P ) 105 Kennedy Drive Greenville. SC 29605 Delta Zeta Lambda (Orangeburg - #194) William J Nelson (P) P 0. Box M Orangeburg.SC 29117

•Ela Kappa (Louisiana Tech U Don P. Johnson (P) 5497 Tech Station Ruston. LA 71272

Zeta Sigma •EtaMu (Central State U - # 3 4 8 ) (U ot Houston - # 3 6 4 ) Dwayne Long (S) Eta Mu Chapter B 28 East Hall Campus Activities - Box 103 Central State University University of Houston Eta Chi Edmond. OK 73034 4800 Calhoun (Northeast Louisiana - #374) •Zeta Upsilon Houston, TX 77004 No Report (Northeastern State C o l l . - # 3 5 0 ) Eta Upsilon Theta Theta Zeta Upsilon Chapter (TexasTechU-#372) (McNeese State U - # 3 8 3 ) Box 342. NSU Merron H Teague (A) Jesse Whitley, Jr. (CS) Tahlequah. OK 74464 4904 77th Street MSU. Box 587 Eta Theta Lubbock. TX 79424 Lake Charles. LA 70609 (East Central State - #361) Eta Psi Theta Phi No Report (Texas Christian U - #375) (U of New Orleans - # 3 9 5 ) Kappa Epsilon ARKANSAS No Report Larry D. Butler ( P ) (Cameron U - # 4 2 4 ) Theta Alpha P.O. Box 1410 Terry Salmon (DP) (Jarvis Christian College - #376) Robert lones New Orleans, LA 70122 P. 0 . Box 6397 - Cameron U. No Report No Report 1413 Lee Circle. South Theta Chi Lawton.OK 73505 * Epsilon Lambda Theta Mu Blytheville. AR 72315 ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Northwestern State U #396) (Conway - # 5 5 0 ) (Sam Houston State U - #386) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Tau Lambda Keith Epps(CS) Mewart Strothers William L. Harrison (P) M i CM (Tulsa - # 1 4 0 ) P. 0. Box 5232 w»stal Carolina College Box 2840, SHSU (Philander Smith College - #65) Percy Perry, Jr. (S) Natchitoches, LA 71457 Conway, SC 29526 Huntsville, TX 77341 Reginald L. Wilson (P) P. 0. Box 6152 Kappa Mu lota Kappa 4216 Tatum Street Tulsa, OK 74106 (Nicholls State U - # 4 3 0 ) TENNESSEE (Paul Quinn College - # 4 0 7 ) Little Rock, AR 72204 Beta Epsilon Lambda No Report Director lota Kappa Chapter Gamma Delta (Boley - # 1 4 9 ) Kappa Nu Robert E Lmder ( U o f Ark. at Pine Bluff #70) 1020 Elm Street (Southeastern Louisiana - # 4 3 1 ! L G. Ashley Hubert L. Brown (P) ' 2 2 Myrtle Street Waco. TX 76704 Box 247 No Report P. 0 . Box 155 - UAPB Kmgsport, TN 37660 •lotaMu NuPsi Boley, OK 74829 Pine Bluff, AR 71601 (SF Austin State U - # 4 0 8 ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS (Louisiana State U - #485) Beta Eta lambda •Chi Theta Kappa Odis Rhodes David Henley (P) (Oklahoma C i t y - # 1 5 1 ) (Henderson State Coll - #385) P.O. Box 1 3 0 1 7 - S F A S t a t i o n (Meharry Medical College Nu Psi Chapter Elton Matthews (P) Willis (P) Bayne Spotviood (CS) Nacogdoches. TX 75962 P 0. Box 20470 - LSU P.O.Box 11105 lota Omicron Box 758. Meharry Medical College HSU Box 1745 Baton Rouge. LA 70893 Oklahoma City. OK 73136 (Southern Methodist U - # 4 1 1 ) Nashville. TN 37208 Arkadelphia, AR 71923 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Chi Lambda Alpha Chi No Report Theta Upsilon Sigma Lambda (Muskogee - #165) (Fisk IJ - # 4 3 ) Kappa Sigma (Arkansas State U • #394) (New O r l e a n s - # 1 1 7 ) Jimmie L. White. Jr. (S) " t n u e l L. Adams, r (CS) (West Texas State - #436) Herbert Versie(P) Desmond M. Abies (S) Box 26 f 0 Box 516 No Report P. O. Box 380 4634 Francis Drive Fisk University Warner, OK 74469 MuNu State University, AR 72467 New Orleans. LA 70126 Nashville. TN 37203 Zeta Gamma Lambda (Southwest Texas State - #453) Theta Psi #397) Beta lota Lambda Beta XI (Langston - # 2 3 6 ) Randle D. Howard (P) (U ot Central Arkansas (Baton Rouge - # 1 5 3 ) Raymond Johnson, II (S) (UMoyne-Owen College - #57) p a u l Kimbrough (P) L.B.J. Student Center Henry J Bellaire (P) 713 N. 24th West Avenue No Report SW Texas State University UCA, Box 646 Southern Branch P. 0. Box 9564 Tulsa, OK 74127 Beta Omicron Conway, AR 72032 San Marcos. TX 78666 Baton Rouge, LA 70813 Eta Xi Lambda (Tennessee State U - #58) Kappa lota ALUMNI CHAPTERS #428) 'Delta Upsilon Lambda (Lawton-Ft Sill - # 2 6 8 ) Andrea Williams (S) (Southern Arkansas U Alpha Eta Lambda (Shreveport - # 2 0 8 ) Theodore J. Freeman (P) ™ ' 1 9 , TSU Danny Lowe (S) (Houston - # 1 2 9 ) James C Leary (T) P. 0. Box 2233 Nashville. TN 37203 SAU, Box 890 Donald Bonner (CS) 2961 Looney Street Lawton.OK 73502 Beta Pi Magnolia. AR 71753 4602 Knottynold Lane Shreveport, LA 71103 (Lane College - # 5 9 ) Kappa Kappa Houston, TX 77053 Epsilon Kappa Lambda ™'C«ey McCurry (U of Arkansas - #429) TEXAS Alpha Sigma lamda (Grambling - # 2 2 1 ) c ' ° Billy Wesson Johnnie L. Booth (P) Director (Dallas - # 1 3 9 ) Roy B. Moss ( P ) f " Middleton 836 Fairview Street Samuel L Bates (S) A L Mackey P, 0, Drawer 604 Jackson, TN 38301 Fayetteville. AR 72701 P. 0 Box 26324 6801 Williamette Grambling, LA 71245 Gamma Omicron Kappa Psi Austin. TX 78723 Dallas, TX 75226 Epsilon Psi Lambda (Knowiiie College - #80) (UA Little Rock - # 4 4 1 ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Tau Lambda (Alexandria - # 2 3 3 ) . No Report No Report 'Delta (Ft. Worth - # 1 6 2 ) Louis H. Roberts (P) Eta Phi Nu Alpha (Huston Tillotson College # 4 ) Wyman Wiggins (CS) 3613 10th Street (Arkansas Tech. U - # 4 6 4 ) Allen W. Brown, Jr. ( P ) (UT-Chattanooga - # 3 7 3 ) 905 Green River Trail Alexandria, LA 71301 _ No Report Huston Jillotson College Ft Worth, TX 76103 No Report Zeta Chi Lambda Theta Pi Austin. TX 78702 ALUMNI CHAPTERS 'Gamma Eta lambda (Bogalusa - # 2 5 4 ) (Austin Peay State U - # 3 9 0 ) Pi Lambda Alpha Sigma (Austin-#173) No Report Rodney K. Thompson (VP) (Little R o c k - # 1 1 5 ) (Wiley U - # 3 9 ) Allen M. Johnson. Jr. (CS) Zeta Psi Lambda '"eta Pi Chapter - Box 8337 Lucious Powell ( P ) WilbertL. Francis ( P ) 9901 Mandeville Circle (Lake Charles - # 2 5 5 ) Justin Peay State University 6 4 0 0 Shirley Drive 711 Rosebourgh Spring Road Austin, TX 78750 Robert Boxie, Jr. (CS) i'arksville, TN 37040 Little Rock. AR 72204 Marshall, TX 75670 Gamma Pi Lambda 1516 Mitchell Street Mppa Eta •Delta Sigma Lambda Gamma Alpha (Galveston- # 1 8 1 ) Lake Charles, LA 70605 Memphis State U - #426) (Pine Bluff - # 2 0 6 ) (Texas College - # 6 7 ) P. E. Poole (S) Eta Gamma Lambda onn 0. Calhoun (VP) Larland D. Puckett (P) Don Stephens ( P ) P. 0 Box 668 (Lafayette # 2 5 8 ) J158 Rainwood - #3 3803 Adventure Texas College La Marque. TX 77568 Richard Travers (S) Memphis, TN 38116 Pine Bluff. AR 71603 2404 W Grand Avenue Gamma Tau Lambda 443 LaSalle Street Theta Tau Lambda »«PI» Theta Tyler. TX 75701 (Beaumont- #184) St. Martinville, LA 70582 (Helena - #295) (vanderbilt u - # 4 2 7 ) •Delta Theta No Report •Eta Delta Lambda P. W. White. Sr. ( P ) *ohaelTerry (P) (Texas Southern U - # 9 6 ) Gamma Upsilon lambda (Monroe - # 2 5 9 ) Theta Tau Lambda Chapter I 0. Box 3269 B David L. Jackson (P) (Marshall - #185) Tyree Pettis (CS) Route 2 - Box 373 "ashville, TN 37235 TSU. Box 748 S A. Anderson (P) P. O Box 815 „ „ . Lexa.AR 72355 lappa Xi Houston, TX 77004 114 Fisher Drive Monroe. LA 71201 * " ' > Mu Omicron Lambda Epsilon Gamma (Middle Tennessee State Marshall. TX 75670 Iota Xi Lambda (Blytheville - # 5 5 9 ) Robert Morris. Ir. (Bishop College - # 3 1 2 ) Delta Rho Lambda (Opelousas - # 5 1 4 ) William D. lackson, Jr. (P) jox 655. MTSU Maoris P May (San Antonio - #205) Donald J. Bush (T) 150 N, Gosnell Morfreesboro. TN 37132 1611 Bonmeview Road BrodesH. Hartley. Jr. ( P ) P.O. Box 329 Blytheville, AR 72315 MuBeta Dallas. TX 75203 P.O. Box 10071 Opelousas, LA 70570 Epsilon lota <UT-Martin-#443) San Antonio, TX 78210 • N u Alpha Lambda (Uof T e x a s - # 3 1 8 ) Timothy J Taylor (CS) Epsilon Alpha lambda LOUISIANA (Marrero - # 5 6 8 ) Pervis Cooper, Jr. (CS) 7 0 Box 121 (Tyler-#212) Sam J. Smith. Jr. (P) Director Box 242 - University Station "• of Tennessee at Martin Timmy L. Hasley (P) 2504 Taffy Drive Charles H. Johnson Austin. TX 78712 Martin, TN 38238 510 N. Parkdale Marrero. LA 70072 202 Mays Drive Mulota 'Epsilon Rho Tyler, TX 75702 Nu Theta lambda Monroe. LA 71201 W of Tennessee - # 4 5 0 ) (Lamar Tech - # 3 2 5 ) Epsilon Epsilon Lambda (St. Martinville # 5 7 5 ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS w e n L Whiting (P) Edmund J. Petry (P) (Waco - #216) Prosper Chretien (T) Beta Sigma 1810 U k e Avenue 3670 Usan Street Mason Yarbrough (VP) P. 0 . Box 364 (Southern U - #61) Knoxville. TN 37916 Beaumont. TX 77705 P 0. Box 1405 St. Martinville, LA 70582 Wayne A. Hall (CS) NuEta Epsilon Sigma Waco, TX 76703 Nu Sigma Lambda P. 0 . Box 9929 (Christian Brothers Coll - # 4 7 0 ) (St Mary's U - # 3 2 6 ) Epsilon Tau Lambda (Natchitoches #584) Southern University Tyler M Moore, Jr (ADV) No Report Hampdyn J. William (Prairie V i e w - # 2 2 9 ) Baton Rouge, LA 70813 J8 Bomta Avenue 'Zeta Kappa 449 Johnson Drive JilesP Daniels ( P ) Beta Tau Memphis, TN 38109 (UT El P a s o - # 3 4 1 ) Natchitoches, LA 71457 P. 0. Box 2241 (Xavier U - # 6 2 ) JLUMNI CHAPTERS Winston E. Watkms, Jr. ( P ) Prairie View, TX 77445 Charles Walker. Jr. Eau Lambda 426 B, Barry Hall. U of Tx. at El Paso Epsilon Phi Lambda Xavier University (Nashville-#H8) El Paso. TX 79968 OKLAHOMA (Port Arthur - # 2 3 1 ) Pine & Palmetto Streets Wilson Q W e l c h Jr. <CS) Zeta Tau Othello Beckham. Jr. (CS) P. O. Box 130 Director £ 0. Box 5646 (East Texas S t a t e - # 3 4 9 ) 2937 Thomas Blvd New Orleans. LA 70125 Tanzy B, Lockridge Nashville, TN 37208 Glen Harmon (H) Port Arthur. TX 77640 •Beta Phi P. 0. Box 246 Pa lambda Box S - E. T. Station Zeta Tau lambda (Dillatd U - # 6 4 ) Boynton, OK 74422 Commerce. TX 75428 „ ! a n a n ° o g a - #122) Kedrick Jason (S) (Amanita - # 2 5 1 ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Chi ohn L p.tts (P) P. 0 . Box 690 No Report Beta Kappa 90? Ivy Street (UT Arlington - # 3 5 2 ) Dillard University •Eta Upsilon Lambda (Langston U - # 5 4 ) Leon Horton ( P ) «attanooga. TN 37404 New Orleans. LA 70122 Carlos King (CS) (Odessa - # 2 7 4 ) 8 0 x 1 9 1 9 3 . UTA Station Delta Sigma " J * Delta Lambda P. 0 Box 386 lames Bradford (CS) Arlington, TX 76019 (GramblingU-#304) 'Memphis - # 1 2 6 ) Langston. OK 73050 1315 E.Parker Street Eta Gamma Michael C. Goudeau (S) Epsilon Epsilon Midland, TX 79701 ™oha Delta Lambda Chapter (Prairie View - # 3 5 6 ) Grambling State University (Oklahoma State U - # 3 1 4 ) Theta Delta Lambda Box 1905 HermonC West(CS) P. 0 . Box 200 u- ° Cleveland Bell (P) (El P a s o - # 2 8 1 ) "•mpFiis, TN 38101 Box 2255 Grambling, LA 71245 129 North Duck Carl D. Langston (S) J l p h a M u Lambda Epsilon Upsilon Stillwater. OK 74074 11104 C Vista Lago Place Prairie View A & M University Knoxville-#133) (SUNO - #328) •Zeta Zeta Prairie View, TX 77445 El Paso, TX 79936 ™*ard 0. Hill (CS) Eta Epsilon Theta Kappa Lambda (U of Oklahoma - # 3 3 7 ) No Report < M 3 Unden Avenue (Lubbock - #287 (North Texas S t a t e - #358) Bruce A. Nolan (A) ZttiXi Jooxv.lle.TN 37914 Grover C Colvin Shad rick Bogany (P) 1161 CBiloxi f g u l » i l o n Lambda (USL - # 3 4 4 ) Box 5493, NT Station 1801 East 28th Norman. OK 73071 Michael Broussard (P) "«kson - #163) Denton, TX 76203 Lubbock, TX 79404 116 Holly Street No Report Lafayette. LA 70501 M i l Kappa Lambda (Florence - # 1 9 8 ) loseph Heyward (S) P 0. Box 384 Florence, SC 29503 Eta Omicron Lambda (Rock Hill - #269) Ezell A. Long (DP) I 0 Box 11231 Hock Hid, SC 29730 "Thela Phi Lambda (Bennettsville - # 2 9 7 ) Ralph DuPree, Sr. (CS) « 3 Beauty Spot Road wnnettsville.SC 29512 'Ma Eta Lambda (Denmark - #508)

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Kappa Zeta Lambda (Clarksville - # 5 2 9 ) Arnold E. Myers (S) 2713 Wren Road Birchwood Estates Ft. Campbell, KY 42223 Mu Nu Lambda (Kmgsport - # 5 5 7 ) John Harrison 225 Blue Haven Drive Kmgsport. TN 37663



Kappa Gamma lambda (Texarkana - # 5 2 6 ) No Report Kappa Sigma Lambda (Killer - # 5 4 0 ) No Report Mu Rho Lambda (Longview - # 5 6 1 ) No Report Nu Pi Lambda (Arlington - # 5 8 2 ) lohn Hanson 2112 Hoover Drive - #5K Arlington, TX 76011

WEST ARIZONA/UTAH NEVADA Director Felix Goodwin 7065 N. Stardust Tucson, AZ 85718 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Theta (U of Arizona - # 3 3 9 ) Bryant Barber ( P ) SUPO Box 9274 Tucson, AZ 8 5 7 2 0 lota Upsilon (Utah State U - # 4 1 6 ) No Report MuEta (Arizona State U - # 4 4 8 ) Craig L Wilkins (S) 401 E. Apache - # 0 21 Tempe.AZ 85281 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Tau lambda (Phoenix - #207) William Cor bin (CS) 2401 W. Cheery Lynn Road Phoenix, AZ 85015 Eta Psi lambda (Tucson - # 2 7 7 ) No Report Theta Pi lambda (Las Vegas - #292) No Report

CALIFORNIA (CENTRAL) ' Director Earvwin ("Earl") McCullar 3762 N. Cedar Street - #113 Fresno. CA 93726 COLLEGE CHAPTER Epsilon Beta (FresnoState-#311) Sam Sears P 0 Box 1424 Fresno. CA 93721 ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Nu lambda (Fresno - # 5 1 3 ) D.deBoau Davis (P) 1150 E. Herndon - #277 Fresno. CA 9 3 7 1 0 •Kappa Eta Lambda (Bakerslield - # 5 3 0 ) Donald Harris (S) 140 Donna Street Bakersfield, CA 93304

Eta Sigma lambda (San Jose - # 2 7 2 ) Richard Terrell (P) 4959 Massachusetts Drive San Jose, CA 95136 Theta Beta Lambda (Oakland - # 2 7 9 ) No Report •Kappa Alpha lambda (Monterey-#524) Al Glover (P) P.O. Box 1128 Seaside. CA 93955 Kappa Omicron Lambda (Vallejo - # 5 3 7 ) Noah L Davis (S) 4765 Georgia Street Vallejo. CA 9 4 5 9 0

CALIFORNIA (SACRAMENTO) Director Theodore F. Hayes 6001 Riverside B l v d . - #208 Sacramento. CA 95831 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta Eta (U C Davis - # 3 8 2 ) Mark Gordon ( P ) 5940 Annrud Way Sacramento, CA 95822 NuChi (U of the Pacific - # 4 8 4 ) Kevin Smith (P) 3935 Pacific Avenue - #7 Stockton, CA 9 5 2 1 0 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Beta lambda (Sacramento - # 2 3 5 ) Herman A. Sanders ( P ) 1128 Weber Way Sacramento, CA 9 5 8 2 2 Nu Beta lambda (Stockton - # 5 6 9 ) Lincoln Ellis (P) P 0 Box 9301 Stockton. CA 95208

CALIFORNIA (SAN DIEGO) Director Rufus Dewitt 937



San 92041 d n Diego, riicnn CA I ft Q? COLLEGE CHAPTER Eta Sigma (Metro San Diego - # 3 7 0 ) Alvm C. Kidd ( P ) 4 4 2 0 49th S t r e e t - A p t #1 San Diego, CA 92115 ALUMNI CHAPTER Zeta Sigma Lambda (San Diego - # 2 5 0 ) Sam Thomas (VP) 7594 Careybrook Lane San Diego, CA 92114

CALIFORNIA (SOUTHERN) Director G. Bernard Brown 3946 S. Burnside Los Angeles, CA 90008 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Delta (USC - # 2 6 )

• M u Sigma Lambda (Culver City - # 5 6 2 ) James Hobby ( P ) 1253 S. Masselm Los Angeles, CA 90019 Nu Tau lambda (Orange County - # 5 8 5 ) Arthur Lee Barb 1401 E. Mayfair Avenue Orange. CA 92667

COLORADO Director Phillip Cochran 1165 Drexel Street Boulder, CO 80303 COLLEGE CHAPTER 'Alpha lota (Uof Colorado-#31) Jeffry L P. McDonald (S) 223 Cockell Hall - UC Boulder. CO 8 0 3 1 0 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Psi lambda (Denver - # 2 1 1 ) Ben F Boyd. Jr. (CS) P O Box 2975 Denver. CO 80201 Iota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs # 5 1 5 ) James F Poole ( P ) 90 Ford ham Circle Pueblo. CO 81005 Mu Upsilon Lambda (Boulder - # 5 6 4 ) Walter A. Roberts, Jr. (S) P. 0 . Box 2158 Boulder. CO 80306

HAWAII Director C Edward Singer 410 Magellan Street - Apt. 908 Honolulu, HI 96813 ALUMNI CHAPTER Mu Beta lambda (Honolulu - # 5 4 7 ) DanC Matthews (P) 92557 Uhiuala Street Ewa Beach. HI 96706

NEW MEXICO Director Boyd Jackson 1305 Evelyn Court. NE Albuquerque. NM 87112 COLLEGE CHAPTER Omicron Delta (University of New Mexico Samuel E. Harris lota Psi Lambda Chapter 9500 Regal Ridge, N.E. Albuquerque. NM 87111 ALUMNI CHAPTER lota Psi Lambda (Albuquerque - # 5 2 3 ) Guy D Walton ( P ) P 0 . Box 5435 Albuquerque. NM 87115



Dirictor C A L I F O R N I A ( N O R T H E R N ) ^ ™ ' ' T h u r m o n d (P) Herbert Starke 9605 7th Avenue 15013 SE 171st Street Director Inglewood. CA 90305 Renton. WA 98055 Joe C. Thomas Gamma Xi COLLEGE CHAPTERS 208 Chadwick Way (UCLA - #79) Alpha Xi Bemcia, CA 94510 Dave Alexander (CS) (U of Washington - # 3 5 ) COLLEGE CHAPTERS P.O. Box491 Bruce A. Harrell(P) Alpha Epsilon 308 Westwood Plaza 6209 48th Avenue. S (UC Berkeley-#27) Los Angeles. CA 90024 Seattle. WA 98118 No Report lota Chi B i b Psi Delta Omicron (Uof R e d l a n d s - # 4 1 8 ) (U of Oregon - # 6 6 ) (Stanford-#301) No Report Inactive Inactive lota Psi lota Tau Epsilon Mu (California Polytechnic U #419) (Eastern Washington U - # 4 1 5 ) (San lose State U - # 3 2 0 ) Craig A. Norman (P) Oscar Despers. Ill ( P ) Anthony Van P. 0. Box 1742 707 Rodgers Hall P. 0 . Box 486 Pomona, CA 91769 Washington State University San Jose. CA 95103 • M u Kappa Pullman, WA 9 9 3 6 2 • N u Sigma ( U C Santa B a r b a r a - #451) ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Stanford - # 4 8 0 ) Alpha Phi Alpha Frat, Inc. Epsilon Zeta lambda Asbury R. Lockett ( P ) P. 0. Box 14505 - U.C.S.B. (Portland - # 2 1 7 ) P.O. Box 7110 Santa Barbara. CA 93107 No Report Stanford. CA 94305 MuChi Zeta Pi Lambda XiPi (Cal State Long Beach - #462) (Seattle - # 2 4 8 ) (Hayward - #700) Andre L. Sharp ( P ) Ralph Bayard (P) Brian A. Conley (VP) 530 N Market Street 8243 South 121st Street 23972 S e c o n d - # 1 1 Inglewood. CA 90302 Seattle, WA 98178 Hayward. CA 9 4 5 4 2 Omicron Eta ' I o t a Mu Lambda Xi Rho (University of California - Irvine #714)(Tacoma-#512) (San Francisco - # 7 0 1 ) Lloyd Lee Joseph Peyton, Ir. (S) Walter Lovely, Jr. (P) 1001 W S t e v e n s - # 1 5 0 Box 1 7 1 - F e r n Hill Station Student Activities Office Santa Ana, CA 92707 Tacoma, WA 9 8 4 1 2 S. F. State University ALUMNI CHAPTERS Nu Epsilon Lambda 1600 Hoiloway Avenue Beta Psi lambda (Richland - # 5 7 2 ) San Francisco, CA 9 4 1 3 2 (Los A n g e l e s - # 1 6 6 ) Clarence J. Ward (S) Xi Upsilon AlvinJ Wicks (P) P. 0 . Box 1239 #704) (California Polytechnic 936 Gladswick Street Richland. WA 99352 David Tucker (CS) Carson. CA 90746 Nu Phi lambda 757 Los Osos Val Road - #3 Eta Pi Lambda (Spokane - # 5 8 7 ) Los Osos. CA 9 3 4 0 2 (Pasadena - # 2 7 0 ) Demetrius Taylor ALUMNI CHAPTERS Wallace Walker ( P ) W 2 3 0 1 Pacific B 7 'Gamma Phi Lambda 1521 E. Mountain Street Spokane. WA 9 9 2 0 2 (Berkeley - # 1 8 6 ) Pasadena. CA 91104 Capers G. Brad ham ( P ) lota Zeta lambda P. 0 Box 3238 ALASKA (Compton - # 5 0 7 ) Berkeley, CA 94703 Nu Zeta lambda Mac Arthur Florence ( P ) Gamma Chi Lambda (Anchorage - # 5 7 3 ) P 0. Box 90692 (San Francisco - # 1 8 7 ) Frederick D. Johnson (P) Los Angeles, CA 9 0 0 0 9 William H. Powell ( P ) 400 West 76th S t . - # 2 1 0 Mu Xi Lambda 438 Cedar Hill Drive Anchorage, AK 9 9 5 0 2 (Rialto - # 5 5 8 ) San Rafael, CA 94903 No Report

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The SPHINX | Spring 1981 | Volume 67 | Number 1 198106701  

Brother Samuel R. Pierce. Focus on Educated Blacks. Legacy. Dallas 67th General Convention

The SPHINX | Spring 1981 | Volume 67 | Number 1 198106701  

Brother Samuel R. Pierce. Focus on Educated Blacks. Legacy. Dallas 67th General Convention