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Greetings Brothers and readers . . . There is something off-the-wall about celebrating the expected. Certainly it smacks of mediocrity. And yet, (we rationalize) a timetable is only one element in the production and development of a first-class publications program for the Fraternity. Other factors - research, writing, layout and design, surveying reader-interest, locating topical stories, etc. - have been relatively well handled (we pray), but "doing it on time" has eluded us . . . until now! As you read this column (or more importantly, the ensuing pages) we hope that it is Spring 1986, for that is the legend on our masthead. If this is the case, we have succeeded in a long quest and are in a celebratory mood. If it is summer, fall or winter when your copy of the magazine arrives, we refer you to the United States Postal Service, inasmuch as we did complete the journal on schedule. This will, henceforth and forever during our tenure, be the norm and we shall not utter another self-congratulatory word . . . For those devotees of the late E. B. White who share his well-founded abhorrence of using the royal "We", allow me to say that I share his admonition (although I occasionally slip). But I am not guilty of this offensive practice in the preceding section. The development and maintenance of a full-scale publications program for a not-for-profit organization is an enormous task. Our success in this area is not a one-person affair, but rather the result of assembling a team of quality-conscious vendors to provide for our production needs along the way. After several years of tortured groping, we have at last succeeded in this effort and are mightily pleased. Our typesetting chores are now being performed by KC Composition of Chicago, now celebrating its 15th anniversary. KC also serves the Journals Department of the University of Chicago Press and the American Library Association, among other clients - providing valuable literary as well as technical skill. Owners Chuck and Lea Cox, our principal typesetter Adam Burnett and Vice President Matt Cox have been super in providing high-quality type at a most competitive rate. To preserve harmony in the workplace, I also want to credit linotype operator Joseph Tomczak and Beno, KC's canine security officer. Graphic arts and keyline services are provided by Wells-Morgan-Love, a free-lance association headed by Brother Cedric M. Love. Many of you know that Cedric is my double-Brother and, like all my siblings, is a graduate of Dillard University. He majored in journalism there and is also a graduate of the Printing Industry Institute of Illinois-Indiana. WML's commitment to work on Alpha-related jobs on a daily basis is a key factor in maintaining a timely schedule. Finally, pre-press camera work, printing and bindery services are provided by The Bankers Print Inc., which has been a major vendor to Alpha Phi Alpha for nearly twenty years. This complete team has only been in place since the beginning of the year, yet we have already been able to bring all of our publications up to date and to meet deadlines for future production. Finding quality service providers is not an easy task (sorry if that sounds too familiar) - so we are happy to give kudos when they are, as in this case, due . . . Our Commentary section features a wonderful essay by Brother Huel Perkins, "Why We Must Dream"; and an insightful retort to an earlier article lambasting Mark Twain's ' T h e AdVenfures of Huckleberry Finn." Ohio State University Emeritus Professor Carl Marshall was but one of the Brothers who expressed concern that the earlier article unfairly portrayed Twain's stance toward Blacks, promoted prior censorship and could deprive young people of the valuable insights gained through study of the classics. I am most pleased that Brother Marshall consented to share his views with us . . . Our cover story, on Brother Eddie Robinson of Grambling, was penned by Alpha Athletes Editor Wallace Jackson. We thank him for performing his usual masterful job . . . Since Brother Jackson was busy studying the coach, I took the opportunity to fill in and bring you a look at another distinguished sports figure, Brother Reggie Williams of the Cincinnati Bengals-whose humanitarian efforts are worthy of emulation. Meet him in Alpha Athletes . . The demise of Brother Louis Russell, long regarded as the Fraternity's oldest living member, leaves a void throughout our ranks. Mu Lambda Chapter's tribute to Brother Russell, delivered by our good friend and chapter historian J. Leon Langhorne, appears in Legacy . . . General Counsel Milton C. Davis continues his informative and popular series, Legal Forum, with a column on alcohol abuse. Read his article, then check your recipe for Alpha Phi Alpha Punch . . . 1986 marked the first official federal holiday in honor of the birth of Brother Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of you know that proposals for a major Alpha Phi Alpha program in this regard were tabled in deference to the national celebration and the need for unity in its observance. Nonetheless, we are pleased to find Alpha Chapters at the forefront in King Day observances across the land. A review of some of these efforts is provided in our special feature, "Living The Dream" . . . I sincerely hope that you will enjoy these and the other features presented herein . . . If you haven't already mailed your submissions for The^Sphmx, please note that the next deadline is August 15, 1986-for the Fall 1986 magazine . . . Until next issue . . . MJP

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Volume 72 Vinilirr i Spring I'lMi

OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, IRC. Editor-in-Chief

MICHAEL J. PRICE Contributing

Editors:

James B. Blanton. I l l ; Laurence T. Young, Sr.; Hnel Perkins; Wallace Jackson; Charles C. Teamer. Jr., Ex Officio.

7—LEGAL FORl'M — The legal implications of alcohol use and abuse are studied by the General Counsel. 9—COACH ROB — Grambling legend and stalwart Brother Eddie Robinson is the subject of our cover story. ||_L|VL\'G THE DREAM - A look at the involvement of Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters and Brothers in the celebration of the first national holiday in honor of a Black American. 23

ALPHA ATHLETES — Brother Reggie Williams of the Cincinnati Bengals is a linebacker and a gentleman.

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A MITRAL ALLIANCE — A program history and implementation strategies for Alpha's alliance with the Boy Scouts of America.

ABOl'T THE COVER: Brother Eddie Robinson, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Grambling State University, is the winningest gridiron general in history.

FEATURES 2 — The General President Speaks :j — The Executive Secretary's Desk 4 — There Goes An Alpha Man •>9 _ Alphas On The Move 33 — Chapter News 48 — Omega Chapter 52 — Directory of Officers 51 — Chapter Directory

Commentary "Wiry We Must Dream" By Huel Perkins page 19

"In Defense of llmk Finn" By Carl Marshall page 21

The Sphinx (USPS 510-440) The Sphinx is the official magazine of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive Chicago IL 60653 Published tour times a year: Spring. Summer, Fall and Winter. Send all editonal mail and change of address (send both addresses) manuscripts or art. Opinions expressed i i , — Fraternity Inc., and use of any person's name in fiction, semi-fiction, articles or humorous features is to be regarded as a coincidence and not as the responsibility of The Sphinx. It is never done knowingly. Copynght 1976 by The Sphinx, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc Reproduction or use, without written permission, of the editorial or pictorial content in any manner is prohibited^Tne Sphinx has been published continuously since 1914. Organizing Editor: Bro^Raymond W. Cannon. 0'9an|zingtoneral President: Bra Henry Lake Dickason. Second class postage paid at Chicago, IL and additional mailing stations. Postmaster Send Form 3579 and all correspondence, 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653.


THE GENERAL PRESIDENT SPEAKS

Charting A Course for Our Changing Fraternity Today, my fellow Brothers, I want to talk to you about some trends we see occuring in Alpha Phi Alpha, and how they affect the role of the General Presidency, and each of you, in this vastly changing fraternity. We discovered these trends through an ongoing and comprehensive research effort that included: (1) Polling the Brotherhood at leadership forums and at the General Convention; (2) Interviewing and surveying fraternity leaders and chapters; (3) Reviewing Board decisions and our history over the past three decades, and (4) Studying the General Office operations and its personnel to determine ways to make it more effective. What Have Wo Found Out So Far?

To begin with, as a fraternity, we have been moving from the old to the new. And we are still in motion. Our fraternity mirrors our society. We are caught between eras—we are experiencing turbulence. And even though our present situation may sometimes seem painful and uncertain, the restructuring of Alpha must proceed unrelentingly. We have determined that, above all else, Brothers want to reconstruct the way Alpha does things. Brothers are raising these types of common-sense questions: (1) Why can't you bill me for my membership dues? (2) Why can't I pay my fraternity "bill" w i t h my "VISA," or "MasterCard," or my "American Express?" (3) Do we need a General Convention every year? (4) Why must I be a member of a c h a p t e r to be active in the General Organization? (5) Why don't we have a single fouryear General Presidential term? 2

(6) Who makes up our Brotherhood? What do Brothers do for a living? How much influence do we really have in the public policy debate? These questions are just samples of what many of you told us was on your minds. Our research is preliminary at this point. In the coming weeks, each of you will receive the General President's Brotherhood Survey. I want you to return it, not to the General Office; nor to your State Director or Regional Vice President; send it to me. When I accepted your mandate for leadership in Cleveland, I told you then that I would ask you for your thoughts individually. Here's your chance to help direct Alpha's new course. The Role of The General President.

The most reliable way to anticipate the future is by understanding the present. That's the premise of our research. Because our fraternity is changing, o u r G e n e r a l P r e s i d e n c y is also changing. Alpha must have an executive of clear eye and plain good sense who must serve on the frontline

offensive when the enemy's face is blurred, when we journey down roads that are without light, and whose contour and signposts are unknown to us. Our General President must see the future as if it were yesterday. In these days of change, he must explain, educate, soothe, make the dull understandable and the incomprehensible crystal clear. Moreover, he must so inspire the Brotherhood that when he asks them to follow him through uncharted waters, they will do just that, even though they are not clear as to how hard the voyage will be—nor the treasure that awaits them when they arrive—if they arrive. This is the task that lay before me. I came into this job aware of its complexity. And as your leader and servant, I want you to share with me, this burden of change. How These Trends Affeel You.

Alpha lives in no vacuum. The reality that marks our changing world touches each of us every day of our lives. Fraternity life is our major concern, to be sure. But as individuals, and as a fraternity, we remain in touch with life through our caring and through our concerns. From the first moment we cross the sands as a Brother of Alpha, we are aware of its commitment to social justice. This is evidenced through our Statement Of Public Policy and our outreach programs. In all of our fraternity programs, our commitment has been to seek programs that stretch the mind, stir the conscience, inspire, entertain, and address issues that time and sacrifice and struggle alone can conquer. We are a humanistic fraternity. We take as a part of our mission and obligation to try to improve the quality of life among every Brother and every human within the world community. The trends we see occuring in Continued <>« Page ii

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THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S DESK

Washington, DC To Host 80th Anniversary same on the Registration Form. You must also ensure that your chapter submits its Delegate Credentials, listing you as a delegate, to the General Office in Chicago. If these two steps are taken, you can be pre-certified by the General Office as a Delegate eliminating the need to be certified by the Committee on Rules & Credentials on-site.

Come Celebrate the 80th! In just a few short months, the Brotherhood shall return to the East - the Mother Region of the Fraternity - to celebrate Alpha Phi Alpha's 80 years of leadership and service. There we shall reflect upon college days gone by, continue General President Teamer's thrust of rededication and reorganization, and make plans to render service to all mankind for many years to come. I hope that each Brother who is able will journey to Washington, DC and join us in this gala celebration, and, assist us in taking care of the business of Alpha. The General Office staff is already w o r k i n g hard to make your stay profitable and enjoyable. We have expanded our pre-certification program for delegates, the Plan II registration is again provided for College Brothers and the final details are being put in place for an extraordinary convention. Pre-Registration forms have alreadybeen mailed to the entire Brotherhood, via the Alpha Newsletter; copies have been provided to each Regional Convention; and additional copies are available upon request from the General Office. Don't hesitate for a moment - Come Celebrate the 80th! Pre-Registration For your convenience, Pre-Registration forms have been mailed to the entire Brotherhood. Each Alpha Brother should use a separate form for registration. Family members and guests may be registered on the form with any Brother. Your completed form should be forwarded with all fees to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago,IL 60653. Discount rates are offered to all persons registering prior to July 1, 1986. In addition, Pre-Registrants are assigned priority seating at the Alpha Formal B a n q u e t a n d the L a d i e s The Sphinx/Spring 1986

Pre-Assigned Seating Because of high demand, seating is pre-assigned for the Format Banquet and the Ladies Luncheon-Fashion Show - on a "first come-first served" basis. Group seating must be requested and paid for at the time of registration.

Luncheon-Fashion Show. Convention kits, activity tickets and convention information will be prepared in advance for pre-registrants - and await your arrival to the site. You are encouraged to register early. A Late Fee ($25 for all adults; $10 per child) will be charged for persons registering after July 1, 1986. College Brothers College Brothers are offered two registration plans - both of which provide for attendance and participation for the duration of the convention. Plan I is the "full-fare" arrangement, providing tickets for the Banquet and all scheduled luncheons. College Brothers who chose Plan I may register for $75 (add $20 after July 1st). Plan II is the "no-frills" plan, allowing College Brothers to be fully registered - but including only one (1) meal function. Plan II costs $35; and is available only during the PreRegistration period. Delegate Certification If you are to be a Chapter Delegate, please check the box indicating

Hotel Reservations Hotel room reservation requests must be sent to the Alpha Phi Alpha General Office. Convention registration fees must accompany room requests. The hotel is not authorized to release Alpha Phi Alpha's reserved rooms, at the convention rate, except as processed through the General Office. Job Fair & Exhibit Program More than 50 national corporations are expected to participate in the 1986 Job Fair and Exhibit Program, offering both job interview opportunities and consumer exhibit booths. If you are unable to attend the Job Fair, you are urged to mail your resume to Job Fair, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653. The Job Fair is also open to the general public. Baby-Sitting Services Baby-sitting services will be available for purchase during the General Convention. Information will be available on-site regarding these services. 3


He is on the Board of Directors of the VERA Institute of Justice, New York State Americans for Democratic Action, United Neighborhood Houses, Brotherhood in Action, Inc., Columbia University Project Double Discovery, Lexington School for the Deaf, 100 Black Men, Inner City Roundtable of Youth, New York Junior Tennis League, Hispanic Organization for Political Education, March of Dimes, and Association for a Better New York.

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Dinkins is Manhattan Borough President Brother DAVID N. DINKINS, born July 10, 1927, has been in public service for over 25 years. Before his election in November 1985 as Borough President of Manhattan, Dinkins served as a State Assemblyman in 1966, as President of the Board of Elections from 1972 to 1973, as City Clerk of New York from 1975 to 1985 and as a District Leader from 1967 to the present. During his 1985 run for office, Dinkins forged a diverse coalition of support that enabled him to win the general election with an overwhelming 79 percent of the vote. Brother Dinkins also won the September primary by a wide margin, carrying 98 percent of the Black vote, 86 percent of the Hispanic, 68 percent of the Asian, 60 percent of the white and 50 percent of the Jewish vote. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Dinkins practiced law from 1956 to 1975. He received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Howard University and he is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of Malcolm King Harlem College Extension and the Presidential Advisory Council of Marymount Manhattan College. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Nova Anorca and the New York State Urban Development Corporation. He was Vice President of the Legal Aid Society, and served on the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Brother Dinkins is a member of the Urban League of Greater New York, the Caucus of Manhattan Black District Leaders, the Black-Jewish Coalition, the Coalition for a Just New York, the National Conference of Black Lawyers and Friends of Rice High School. He is a life member of the NAACP, the Civil Service Retired Employees Association and the League of Women Voters. He was the first male member of the Manhattan Women's Political Caucus. Dinkins and his wife Joyce have two children, David, Jr., 30, and Donna, 27.

Archer Named to Michigan Supreme Court Before he was out of his teens, Brother DENNIS ARCHER had worked for more employers than most men work for in a lifetime. His work since—for the legal profession and for the community—has led to achievements that have made him one of the nation's most highly respected attorneys and to his selection to serve as the first black justice The Sphinx/Spring 1986


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to sit on the Michigan Supreme Court in nearly 20 years. At 43, he was a name partner with the Detroit law firm of Charfoos, Christensen & Archer, P.C., when Governor James Blanchard selected him for the Supreme Court in November 1985. Archer's depth of experience in litigation is complemented by the numerous offices he has held in professional organizations. In September 1985 he completed his remarkable year as the first black president of The State Bar of Michigan, which represents the state's 23,000 lawyers. Once Archer settled on a law career, he quickly became an important figure in the profession. He moved u p through the Wolverine Bar Association, the Michigan law association composed mainly of black attorneys, becoming president in 1979. Likewise he became president of the National Bar Association, the nationwide organization of black lawyers, in 1983. He has served in key positions with the Detroit Bar Association, The State Bar of Michigan, and the American Bar Association. He and his wife, Truday, are the parents of Dennis, Jr. and Vincent. Archer becomes only the second black justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, the first since Justice Otis Smith left the bench in 1967. The Sphinx/Spring 1986

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Finney on high court in South Carolina Brother ERNEST A. FINNEY, JR., was sworn in as Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court on July 12, 1985. Justice Finney is the second Black to serve on the Supreme Court in the state's more than two hundred year history and the first since 1877. Justice Finney served on the South Carolina Circuit Court bench at the time of his election to the Supreme Court and was the first Black to serve at the circuit court level when he was elected to that position in 1976. Brother Finney served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1972-76. He was the first Black appointee to the House Judiciary Committee in modern times and was instrumental in securing passage of the state's first House Reapportionment Plan. Justice Finney was engaged in the general practice of law from 1954 to 1976. He is a graduate of Claflin College and South Carolina State College School of Law.

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Signature. Required Supporting Data (a) Official Transcript of Record (Certified by Registrar) (b) Certification of Financial Need (Statement from Dean of Students or other college official of equal rank) (c) Three (3) letters of recommendation (1) personal source (2) evaluation source (college instructor) (3) professional source (d) Career Ambition/Goal Statement (One 8V2 x 11" page - maximum) For Additional Information contact: Michael J. Price Assistant Executive Secretary Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 4432 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Chicago, Illinois 60653 (312) 373-1819

Other Requirements All applicants must be Alpha men in good standing and below the senior year at the time the applications are completed. (5-Year Programs - Acceptable) Deadline for receipt of completed applications is June 15, 1986. COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS AND ALL SUPPORTING DATA ARE TO BE FORWARDED TO: Scholarship Program Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. 4432 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Chicago, IL 60653


LEGAL FORUM

MILTON C. DAVIS, GENERAL COUNSEL

DO ALCOHOL AND FRATERNITY MIX? NEW RULES By Milton C. Davis, General Counsel A recent Missouri court decision is a warning to fraternities everywhere that juries will no longer be hesitant to place the blame upon fraternities for alcohol related deaths which occur as a result of fraternity parties. The Adair County Circuit Court jury determined that the national fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda and its local chapter at Northeast Missouri State University were negligent in the 1979 death of a student. The student, a member of the local chapter, died from alcohol poisoning after a party at the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity house near the campus of Northeast Missouri State. The jury awarded the young man's parents $181,250.00 in damages from the national and local branches of the fraternity based upon a Missouri comparative negligence statute. The local chapter was assessed 45% of the blame while the student himself and the national fraternity were each found to be 27.5% at fault.' Across the country there is a steady increase in the awareness of hazards associated with alcohol abuse. Partially as a result of this awareness, states have been raising the minimum drinking age and imposing stiff, mandatory penalties upon those convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Each year fraternities are faced with questions concerning the lawful drinking age and the liabilities that an organization may incur if it is found to have provided alcohol to someone who drives while under the influence of alcohol and who causes serious injury or death to another as a result of an auto accident. Some of the uncertainty about drinking ages may be eliminated as a result of a new law that was signed by the President on July 17, 1984. Under this law, Pub. L. 98-363, the federal government will withhold certain federal highway funds from any State that does not change its State laws to make 21 the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol. The new law becomes effective at the beginning of the first fiscal year after September 30, 1985. The amount withheld increases in any State that has not come into compliance by the beginning of the second fiscal year after September 30, 1985. It is probable that most States eventually will adopt 21 as the lawful drinking age, but this may involve a transitional period of two to three years. It is important, especially among college chapters, that brothers have a clear understanding of the legal drinking age in the State where you live. In addition each chapter should become acquainted with the State "Dram Shop" laws. Under that law fraternities and sororities may be held liable for the behavior of persons served liquor during fraternal social functions. In simple language, "Dram Shop" laws provide that if a person receives liquor from a fraternity and as a result injures someone or damages The Sphinx/Spring 1986

property, the fraternity is legally liable for that person's action. In those States which have raised the legal drinking age to 21 years, it is illegal to serve liquor or alcoholic beverages to anyone under that age whether they pay for it or not. The following States have adopted dram shop statutes or have recognized such liability through court decree: 2 Alabama Ala. Code §6-5-71 (if sale or gift of alcohol is illegal) Alaska Alaska Stat. §04.21.020 (if sale is to minor intoxicated person) Colorado Col. Stat. §13-21-103 (if sale is to a habitual drunkard) Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §30-102 (if sale is to an intoxicated person) Delaware Court Decree Dist. of Columbia Court Decree Florida Fla. Stat. Ann. §768.125 (if sale is to minor or intoxicated person) Idaho Court Decree Illinois 111. Ann. Stat. ch. 43 §135 (any sale) Iowa Iowa Code Ann. §123.92 (sale to intoxicated person or to any person to the point that he becomes intoxicated) Indiana Court Decree Kentucky Court Decree Massachusetts Court Decree Maine Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 17§2002 (any sale) Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §436.22 (5) if sale is contrary to law) Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. §340.95 (if sale is contrary to law) Montana Court Decree New York N. Y. Gen. Oblig. Law§11-101 (if sale is contrary to law) New Jersey Court Decree North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code §5-01-06 (if sale is contrary to law) Ohio Ohio Rev. Stat. §4399.01 (if sale is contrary to law) Pennsylvania Pa. Stat. Ann. tit. 47§4-497.(it sale is to an intoxicated person) Utah Utah Code Ann. §32-11-1 (if sale is contrary to law) Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 7§501 (if sale is contrary to law) The goal is two-fold; first to avoid legal liability, and equally as important, second to prevent tragedy due to irresponsible consumption of liquor. Many greek letter organizations, particularly those on college campuses, Continued on Page 8 7


LEGAL FORUM Continued from Page 7 are voluntarily adopting new rules of conduct relating to providing and consuming liquor at greek functions. Some of these suggested rules are: 1) Reading and understanding State and local laws pertaining to consumption of alcohol. 2) Requiring proper identification to verify age of person before serving liquor. 3) When liquor is served at a social function, the fraternity must provide food and non-alcoholic beverages which dilute the effects of liquor on the body. 4) Eliminate self-service parties and require drinks to be served by sober bartenders.

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Alpha "should not," and "will not" affect what we do. They will instead cause us to take a measured look at "how we do what we do. "And that's where you come in. Change, we are told, is a function of time. Conversely, time is a function of change. Some people look forward to change eagerly. Some don't. But either way, just about everybody has the same concern: How will whatever is happening affect me. Right now, we don't have all the answers. Perhaps we never will have an answer to every problem we see. But we are listening to what you have to say and we are going to make some decisions that will be difficult. Along the way, we will continue asking you questions, and always listen to what you have to say. Where Do We Go From Here?

I have a fundamental obligation to protect every Alphaman against the h a r d s h i p s t h a t can r e s u l t from restructuring our fraternity. And I will. We are one big family of men. When you're part of a family, your interest keeps pace with your commitment—and I will see to it that Alpha keeps pace with your interest. In closing . . . We see today in Alpha high expectations for reorganizing ourselves for the coming decades. Let us rise to whatever heights are necessary and make the hard decisions—the right decisions—to guarantee that as long as there be men who aspire to greatness, there will be Alpha Phi Alpha! 8

5) Encouraging awareness of responsible alcohol use and abuse. 6) Avoiding use of alcohol altogether by the use of non-alcoholic beverages at social functions. 7) Limiting the number of alcoholic drinks served to an individual. 8) Refusing to serve anyone who appears intoxicated. 9) Making sure that those who drink don't drive. Do alcohol and fraternity mix? Only when responsible and common sense rules are added to the formula. ' "Fraternal Law", published by Manley, Burke & Fischer, September, 1985, no. 13. 2 "Fraternal Law", September, 1984, No. 9.

******* The Convention Call ******* By virtue of the authority vested in me as General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.: and, in accordance with the m a n d a t e s of the Constitution & By-Laws of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; It is my distinct pleasure to issue the Official Call for the assembly of the 8 0 t h Anniversary Convention (72nd General Convention) of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The site of the 8 0 t h Anniversary Convention shall be the City of Washington, District of Columbia - with the Washington Hilton Hotel serving as the official h e a d q u a r t e r s hotel for our assembly. Said 8 0 t h Anniversary Convention shall take place d u r i n g the time period, J u l y 3 1 , 1986 t h r o u g h A u g u s t 5, 1986 - to close with the Formal Banquet a n d Ball on the evening of August 5th. All chapters a n d m e m b e r s of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are hereby notified of the time a n d place of the 1986 General Convention. All chapters are directed to make appropriate plans to e n s u r e that they are represented in Washington for this commemoration of 80 years of leadership and service. • CHARLES C. TEAMER. SR. General President

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THE BEST IN THE GAME

The nation's winningest football coach is at home counseling a player on the sidelines of a SWAC contest.

BY WALLACE JACKSON

/ / • » 7-ou know, I d i d n ' t start this counting," says • • Y Grambling Stete University head football coach M. Eddie Robinson. "Back in 1941, I was trying to win a football game, and I still feel the same way." Robinson entered the 1985 football season needing just four victories to become college football's winningest coach. For those who are counting, Paul "Bear" Bryant, the former head coach of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, ended 38 years as a head coach (all at the major college level) with 323 wins. He retired from The Sphinx/Spring 1986

Alabama in December 1982, and died on January 26, 1983. On October 5, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the legendary football coach at Grambling became the all-time winningest coach, surpassing the late "Bear" Bryant when his Black and Gold outfit bested Prairie View 27-7 - bringing Robinson's won-loss record to 324-106-15. • espite Robinson's lofty accomplishments, he still has critics who contend that most of his wins did not appear at the major college level. However, Robinson has a stock response to critics who note that

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Bryant's teams played a major college schedule, while Grambling's opponents were mostly small schools: "They all get their water from the same well." That's his way of saying that the National Football League (NFL) is full of players from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), that his teams competed against the likes of Walter Payton (pro football's all-time rushing leader) and Robert Brazille of Jackson State, Harold Carmichael of Southern, and Jimmy Giles and Roynell Young of Alcorn. Grambling has sent more than 200 players to the NFL, including Willie Davis, Everson Walls, Buck Buchanan, James Harris, Doug Williams and Trumaine Johnson. • obinson says that those players and the hundreds more that didn't make the pros should get the credit for any records. "I've been paid to coach," he states. "I enjoy coaching and can only accept honors on my former players behalf. I can't push my appreciation back to the people who played and coached, but it really doesn't belong to me." Robinson tried to keep this low-key approach to this milestone, just as he did when he neared the 300 victory mark three years ago. "You just try to win the next game," he pointed out. "You try to keep the kids out of it and keep their minds on the game. During the game in the quest for number 300, Trumaine Johnson came over to me and said, 'Coach, we're going to win this one for you.' I told him, No, you win it for yourself and Grambling. He went back into the game and ran back a punt for a touchdown."

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ryant coached just one more year after breaking the records of Amos Alonzo Stagg (314), and Glenn "Pop" Warner (313). Robinson, who will turn 67 in February, said he has no retirement plans. "You can retire any time. The State of Louisiana says I have five more years before I have to retire, and if my health stays good and I can compete with these young coaches, I plan to coach five more years," he said. "You know, when Bear Bryant gained another milestone, and I'd call him to congratulate him, or wire him, w h e n e v e r I'd talk to him, he'd say the only thing he worried about was getting to the field." "Well, it's getting harder to get to the field, but I enjoy it. We just have to set up early, deal with it and deal with the other guys." • uring his coaching career, Robinson has had just two seasons with fewer than four wins (3-5 in 1941, and 3-5-1 in 1951). His teams have won 14 SWAC championships (since joining the league in 1958) and seven national black college championships. His Tigers have an NCAA record of 26 straight winning seasons. In 1966, the Football Writers of America cited him as "The coach who made the biggest contribution to college division football during the last 25 years." In 1982, the Liberty Bowl in Memphis honored him with the coveted "American Service Award." He also received the Distinguished American Commendation Citation from the Walter Camp Foundation at Yale Uni-

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versity. He served as head coach for the East-West Shrine Game in 1977 and in 1984 coached the SWAC seniors to victory in the Freedom Bowl All-Star Classic in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite it all, he looks and acts calm, almost indifferent to the approach of college football immortality. He is an humble and unselfish man who says he doesn't feel that he deserves any special treatment because he has done nothing more than a job he was paid to do. But he has been flattered by all of the attention and accolades he receives. much-talked about stint in the NFL never materialized, because Robinson liked what he was doing too much to leave. Since 1941, he has been a mainstay at Grambling - coming to the Louisiana school after leaving a 25-cents-an-hour job at a Baton Rouge feed mill. During his tenure at Grambling, Robinson has tried to instill courage, discipline, and dedication. Robinson, affectionately known as "Coach Rob" to his players, has a special place in the hearts of his past and present players. They call him, write him, visit him and admire him. But most of all, they trust his judgment. Robinson, a graduate and former quarterback at Leland College, passed former Chicago Bears coach George Halas in 1985 to claim the title as football's alltime winningest coach. Becoming football's winningest coach places Robinson in a celebrity category that includes homerun hitter Hank Aaron and base stealer Ricky Henderson. "Many nights I've read about coaches like Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner, and Bear Bryant, a friend of mine, that simply amazed me. I know many people say I made this accomplishment at a small school in Division 1-AA, but that won't make any difference to me. They can't take away the thrill of winning and the thrill of the association I've had with the young players over the years. You may talk about the record, but that's not the record. The record is 44 years at one school, one job, and one wife." •

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LIVING THE DREAM Some said "No. "A Ft. Valley, Georgia columnist vowed teacher was suspended for calling Dr. King a Commissioners turned a deaf ear to resolutions fjÂŁ recalcitrant, complaining of lost wages and the Many employers refused to grant the day off to / holiday in honor of a Black American; and Alpha commemorations from coast to coast. A few of

"never" to celebrate the holiday. A Maryland "communist." Greenville, South Carolina County applauding King Day activities. Others were inconvenience of holiday bus schedules. workers. But many celebrated this first national ^members were in the forefront of such ^ these are reviewed in the following pages.

Lansing, Michigan Brothers of Kappa Delta Lambda coordinate Lansing, Michigan MLK celebrations. Article by Howard Spence. The Brothers of Kappa Delta Lambda Chapter in Lansing, Michigan went all out to assure that the celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday was a memorable event in Lansing this year. The birthday of Brother King has been a state holiday in Michigan for several years, and KDL Brothers have sponsored programs in the Greater Lansing area during that time. This year KDL set the goal of full participation of the Lansing community in the celebrations honoring Brother King. That goal was largely met as broad segments of the Lansing community were drawn together to reflect on the life of Dr. King and its significance to us all. On Friday, January 17, 1986, the celebration of the holiday was commenced with a program held in Lansing City Hall Council chambers. This memorial celebration was cosponsored by Kappa Delta Lambda chapter, the Mayor of the City of Lansing and the Lansing City Council, the City of Lansing Human Relations Department, the Martin Luther King Center for Non-violent Social Change, and the Ingham County Bar Association. Especially instrumental in the planning of this affair was Brother Richard D. Letts, Director of the City of Lansing Human Relations Department, and his assistant, B r o t h e r R. L. H e s t e r . S e v e r a l The Sphinx/Spring 1986

Kappa Delta Lambda Brothers join Lansing Mayor Terry McKane at the city's memorial celebration - co-sponsored by the chapter. and presented a resolution of tribute brothers, Mayor Terry McKane, and from the City Council. Members of other influential civic leaders in the the Union Baptist Church "Heirs" Lansing area joined together to plan Choir offered stirring renditions of the KDL/City of Lansing program. Negro spirituals and songs of the Representatives from throughout the struggle of the audience. community were selected to speak Over 200 Lansing area citizens and comment briefly on the impact of Brother King in our community crowded the City Hall chambers. The and in our nation. Allan Williams, a entire program was videotaped and member of the Alpha Esquires Explayed on four subsequent dates on plorer Post # 7 sponsored by KDL, Lansing cable TV for the benefit of was selected by the Lansing school thousands of Lansing citizens. The district to represent all high school media covered the events on both age students at the ceremony. Allan radio and television in the Greater gave a stirring and articulate speech Lansing area. The Brothers of KDL which moved the crowd and made underwrote the costs of hors all KDL brothers proud of him and d'oeuvres at a reception immediately other members of the KDL Explorer after the program in the main lobby Scout Post. Other Alpha Esquire Post of City Hall for the benefit of all parmembers served as ushers at the ticipants and the general public. affair. State Senator Jackie Vaughan On Monday, January 20, 1986, the III and Barbara Roberts-Mason were Brothers of Kappa Delta Lambda the principal speakers at the program once more participated in force at the and both did an excellent job of Greater Lansing area "Living the focusing the thoughts of the audiDream" luncheon held at the Kellogg ence on the contributions of Brother Center of Michigan State University Dr. King and his legacy. Mayor in East Lansing, Michigan. Several McKane proclaimed the holiday to be KDL Brothers participated in the Martin Luther King Day in Lansing Continued on Page 12 11


KING DAY Continued from Page 11 planning and execution of this all area luncheon. Especially instrumental in the planning and execution of this luncheon was KDL Brother Ralph Bonner, Director of the Department of Human Relations at Michigan State University. Members of the community from numerous other organizations also contributed significantly to this effort. The principal speaker at the MLK "Living the Dream" Luncheon was the Honorable Benjamin Gibson, Federal District Judge from the Western District of Michigan. Also speaking at the luncheon were the Honorable James Blanchard, Governor of the State of Michigan, Congressman Bob Carr, Mayor Terry McKane, and President John Dibagio of Michigan State University. Over 50 Brothers and a like number of Brother's personal guests were present at the luncheonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many making special arrangements to be away from their jobs for the area Luncheon. Over 900 citizens of the Greater Lansing area were present for the luncheon and related festivities. Eight members of Gamma Tau, the undergraduate chapter of Alpha at MSU, also were present to join with KDL at the luncheon. Alpha Phi Alpha was recognized at the luncheon for providing several tables for other guests from the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many of whom could not 'afford to attend the affair otherwise. Individual Brothers who personally sponsored tables for members of the community (or who were otherwise instrumental in securing such sponsorships) were Brothers Oscar Stallworth, Ralph Abbott, Richard Letts, Ernest Wallick, Ralph Bonner, Moses Turner, Muhsin Muhammad, Michael Washington, and Neophyte Brother Charles Mitchner. The members of the Alpha Esquire Explorer Post were also represented at the Luncheon by 5 Esquires who served as hosts for the affair. Brothers who participated in the committee planning the "Living the Dream" Luncheon included Ralph Bonner, R. L. Hester, Richard Letts, and Howard Spence, President of KDL. Alpha spouses Sherrie Johnson, Jennifer Ramsey Wallace, and Janet Howard Washing12

Michigan Governor James Blanchard chats with KDL members. ton were also instrumental in the planning of both MLK activities. The Brothers of KDL, in conjunction with the Brothers of Gamma Tau, sponsored significant advertisements in the January 20, 1986 editions of the Lansing State Journal and the MSU State News newspapers respectively. Those advertisements urged the citizens of the Greater Lansing area and Michigan State University to participate in the Luncheon and in the Holiday honoring our Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King. In addition, numerous Brothers on an individual basis participated in ecumenical church services and other activities sponsored by other organizations in memory of Brother King during the MLK holiday weekend. At the conclusion of the MLK w e e k e n d there was no doubt in Lansing as to the significance of the Holiday, and the special relationship of Alpha Phi Alpha to our Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Silver Spring, Maryland The making of a holiday on all levels. Article by John W. Diggs and Kenneth Clark. Submitted by Thomas C. Marshall Inspirational . . . Outstanding . . . Thought provoking! These were the words exchanged by those in attendance at the 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative

Breakfast sponsored by Iota Upsilon Lambda Chapter in Montgomery County, Maryland on January 20th. Throughout the nation, there were other observances in the form of prayer breakfasts and luncheons, memorial ceremonies, parades and other similar activities, each designed to pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At last, the nation was giving appropriate observance to the birth of the slain civil rights leader. For more than 10 years, Iota Upsilon Lambda struggled to have Martin Luther King's birthday declared a national holiday. It was in 1980 that the Chapter invited the Montgomery County Executive, Charles Gilchrist, to address the Brotherhood on a number of wide ranging issues. It was during these discussions that the question of his administration's support for a County holiday for King's birthday was raised. Although admittedly not in the administration's plan at the time, after further discussion and considerable dialogue, Mr. Gilchrist made a personal commitment to not only seek a County holiday but to work actively for a national holiday as well.

Alpha Chapters worked with other community groups to make the King Holiday a reality A well organized effort was launched. Legislation was drafted. A series of public hearings were held. It was obvious that the road would not be an easy one. However, the press singled out IUL's testimony at the public hearing as forthright, objective, timely and on target. Soon thereafter the greater community was working in unison prodding and lobbying for the cause. Later that year, Brother John Harvey and IUL recommended at the Alpha General Convention that the goal of a national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. be incorporated into the Fraternity's Public Policy Statement. Next, a nationwide letter writing campaign to the President and United States Congress was launched u n d e r the leadership of Brother Hanley Norment. With the combined Continued on Page 13 The Sphinx/Spring 1986


KING DAY Continued from Page 12 Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters throughout the nation working in unison with other community groups, the last of vestiges of resistance began to crumble. On January 14, 1982, Montgomery County Charles Gilchrist wrote the following in a letter to then IUL President, John W. Diggs: "I wish to inform you that I will send an executive regulation to the County Council on January 15, 1982 to recommend Dr. King's birthday to become a County holiday. Your fraternity has played a key role in this decision. . . . For your information, I am sending to President Ronald Regan and the United States Congress a letter of support for H. R. Bill 800 to make Dr. King's birthday a national holiday. Thank you for your support." Similar events were occurring throughout the nation . . . and the rest is history. Carrying on its tradition of outstanding programs, IUL celebrated the 1st National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with its 9th Annual MLK Breakfast. Over 380 Brothers, family members and local community members joined the Montgomery County, Maryland Chapter this year, creating the largest celebration to date. Brother Thomas Duckenfield, President of District of Columbia Natural Gas (a subsidiary of Washington Gas Light, the gas utility of the Washington area) and Vice President of the National Bar Association, was the keynote speaker. Adding additional comments was Stephen Young, Vice President of IUL's Alpha Young Men's Club. Former Chapter President Kenneth Clark, who chaired the first breakfast nine years ago, also chaired this year's event. The breakfast was held at Waters Caterers, the only Black (and leading) catering service in Montgomery County* So popular has IUL's breakfast become, since that first one when sixty-five people attended, that ticket sales were cut off two days in advance. Almost one hundred people were denied tickets. IUL is proud of the success and beneficial impact of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The Sphinx/Spring 1986

St. Louis, Missouri Area Chapters join Anheuser-Busch in King Tribute Article based on material from Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri The Epsilon Lambda Chapter (St. Louis, Missouri) and Delta Epsilon Lambda Chapter (East St. Louis, Illinois) joined with AnheuserBusch, Inc. of St. Louis to co-sponsor the 3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Life and Legacy Awards on January 12,1986.

Mrs. Rosa L. Parks, The "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" and Brother Tony Brown, television journalist and host of "Tony Brown's Journal" were special guests at the event, which annually draws some 1,200 people. Congressman William L. Clay (DMissouri) and the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA received King Life and Legacy Awards at the community tribute. Brother Henry H. Brown, Vice â&#x20AC;˘ President of Marketing Development and Affairs at Anheuser-Busch, commented, "It is the many individuals like Congressman Clay and organiza-

Brother Henry Brown, Anheuser-Busch Vice President, presents "Living Legend" portrait to Mrs. Rosa Parks at the St. Louis ceremony.

The King Life and Legacy Awards gala, sponsored by A<t>A and Busch, featured Bill Wilkerson, emcee; Brother Henry Brown; Margaret Sessoms, accepting for the Wheatley Y; Rosa Parks; Rep. William Clay, honoree; and Brother Tony Brown, special guest. Continued on Page 14 13


KING DAY Continued from Page 13 tions like the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA who reinforce to us the words of Dr. Martin Luther King that . . . We as a people will get to the mountaintop."' Brother Brown noted that both the Congressman and the YWCA were cited for ". . . their outstanding community service and exemplary dedication to making St. Louis a community of moral strength and one fortified with the highest standards of human equality." Congressman Clay was cited for his leadership in bringing about the declaration of Dr. King's birthday as a national holiday. The Wheatley "Y", represented by Executive Director Margaret Day Sessons, was cited for its positive impact on the St. Louis community since 1911. In addition to Brother Henry Brown, other Anheuser-Busch officials present included Brothers Ronald Smiley, Pete Wyatt and Albert Cummings. Brother Wayman F. Smith III, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Brother Larry Goodwin is President of Epsilon Lambda and Brother Garland Hawkins is President of Delta Epsilon Lambda. The souvenir book for the tribute also featured greetings from General President Charles C. Teamer, Sr.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Beta Sigma, at Southern University, sponsors events to keep the dream alive. Article by Beta Sigma Chapter One effort to keep in the forefront of leadership is to keep the ''Dream" of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive. The Beta Sigma Chapter located at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sponsored several events to commemorate the "Dream" of Dr. King. The celebration began with a press conference at the Louisiana State Capitol, where representatives from Baton Rouge were selected to attend 14

King Holiday billboard, one of two provided by Beta Sigma Chapter, greeted travelers to Baton Rouge. the King Holiday celebration in Atlanta, Georgia. Among these representatives were four members of Beta Sigma: Brothers Darien Bradford, Chapter President; Eric Reed, CoChairman of the MKL National Holiday Celebration Committee; Andrew Jackson, SGA President at Southern; and Frank Williams, Chapter Advisor. One of the most inspirational moments that these Brothers witnessed was Mrs. Coretta Scott King's delivery of the Keynote Address at Freedom Hall Auditorium. While these Brothers were in Atlanta, Beta Sigma was concurrently preparing for a march to be held that Sunday. The Brothers organized a candlelight march which began on campus, and journeyed to the New Light Baptist Church off campus. To top off the journey, Brothers, along with Rev. H. B. Williams, presented the standing-room-only audience with an inspirational program. On January 20th, the nationwide observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the Brothers donated a Martin Luther King Bust to Southern University. The guest speaker for this occasion was Brother Huel Perkins of Beta Iota Lambda chapter in Baton Rouge. To highlight the celebrations, Beta Sigma members served as hosts of a black-tie reception held at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion - during which a bronzed bust of Martin Luther King was unveiled and presented to the public for display. In addition to these ceremonies, commemorative items were donated by the Beta Sigma Chapter - includ-

B2 unveils bust of Dr. King donated to Southern University ing two billboards announcing the "Dream" of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Baton Rouge area. In the making is a plan to rename a community street, from Scenic Highway to Scenic Highway - Martin Luther King Boulevard.

San Jose, California Alphas join in three major events in the Bay Area. Article by Wilbur E. Jackson, Jr. The Brothers of Eta Sigma Lambda in San Jose, California were active in three major events in the San Francisco Bay Area. There was a full day celebration of Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday in San Continued on Page 15 The Sphinx/Spring 1986


KING DAY Continued from Page 14 Jose on January 15, 1986, a powerful celebration in San Francisco on Dr. King's national holiday, January 20, 1986, and a memorial luncheon in San Jose, also on the national holiday. In all three cases, the brothers of Eta Sigma Lambda were innovative and hardworking in making these events truly special. Eta Sigma Lambda sponsored a "Stay in High School / Go to College" Workshop which was a major session in the San Jose city-wide observance of Dr. King's birthday. The workshop lasted from 9 AM to 1 PM and processed 300-400 high school students, parents, teachers, and other interested people. The graduate chapter was assisted by the brothers from Epsilon Mu at San Jose State University, officials from local schools and

alumni of black schools across the country. The program emphasized the value of performing in high school and pursuing a college education. The black colleges and universities were high-lighted with literature, alumni representatives and application forms. Other highlights of the day were a march, multi-cultural performances, youth oratory, essay and poetry competitions, and a keynote address by Dexter King, son of Dr. King. This was San Jose's first effort of this kind and Alpha Phi Alpha played a key leadership role in making it a success in all respects. The Sphinx/Spring 1986

The San Francisco observances was highlighted by a march on January 20, 1986. Alpha men throughout the Bay Area participated, including brothers from the campuses of Davis, Berkley, Hayward and San Francisco. To coordinate the participation of South Bay people, a "Freedom Train" was provided free of charge. Thirty brothers from Eta Sigma Lambda and Epsilon Mu volunteered to serve as monitors for both the train and the march. This was an important service considering the size of the groups, 3000 on the train and 50,000 in the march. Both of these activities were executed smoothly and received great praise, with Alpha Phi Alpha in the forefront. Alpha's contribution was acknowledged in a front page article in the San Jose Mercury newspaper. This event received both local and national television coverage. The 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Luncheon was held in San Jose on the 20th. The keynote speaker was Bonnie Guitton, recently appointed to the U. S. Postal Commission. Brothers participated, along with 500 members of the community, in this affair. Alpha Phi Alpha's commitment to Dr. King's holiday was featured during the program with a speech. The following Brothers deserve special mention for their, contributions to the success of the MLK Holiday events: Tracy Wilson, President of Eta Sigma Lambda, who pro-

vided the leadership and worked closely with the youth program; Hayman Jahi, Committee Chairman, who directed all efforts to contribute to both events - a four month project with weekly planning and working sessions; Thomas Schumake, who delivered the address at the memorial luncheon; and Jethro Moore, Area Director, who coordinated the participation of the bay area chapters for the San Francisco event. The brothers of Eta Sigma Lambda are proud of their contribution to Dr. King's holiday and have dedicated their resources to continuing the workshops throughout the year. In their efforts to help realize the visions and dreams of Brother King, the Brothers are planning for 1987's celebration to be bigger and even more significant.

New Orleans, Louisiana Sigma Lambda inaugurates King Lecture Article by Ivan Lemelle Sigma Lambda Chapter of New Orleans celebrated the King Holiday by continuing a tradition dating back nearly 20 years, to the time immediately after Brother King's assassination. It presented its three Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Continued on Page 16 15


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Scholarships to a deserving student at each of the city's predominantly Black colleges - Dillard University, Xavier University and Southern University in New Orleans. "This national holiday reflects a sentiment held by our chapter for many years," stated U. - S. Magistrate Ivan Lemelle. The President of Sigma Lambda, he also noted that he received a King Scholarship during his undergraduate study at Xavier. Sigma Lambda also served as a Contributing Sponsor of the New Orleans City-Wide Observance of the Martin Luther King National Holiday. Past General President Ernest N. Morial, Mayor of New Orleans, was Co-Chairman of the event. Brother Wayne Riley, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, also served on the observance committee and handled arrangements for the programs featured speaker, Rev. Jesse Jackson. To commemorate the first national King Holiday, Sigma Lambda inaugurated the annual Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture series. On February 19th at Southern University in New Orleans, the inaugural lecture was delivered by Brother Norman Francis, President of Xavier University of Louisiana.

Frankfort citizens witness the naming of city street in honor of Brother Martin Luther King, Jr.

the City of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, that anyone has successfully petitioned the City Commission to honor a black leader. In the spirit of Alpha it was fitting that the first black leader to be so honored was an Alpha and the individual providing the leadership in

Frankfort, Kentucky Gamma Beta Lambda prexy chairs King Holiday panel Brother Sherron Jackson, President of Gamma Beta Lambda Chapter, Frankfort, Kentucky provided excellent leadership as chairman of The Frankfort Local Government Committee of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday C o m m i s s i o n to obtain the unanimous support of the Frankfort City Commission to name a major street in honor of Brother Martin Luther King Jr. The request of the committee was approved by the City Commission at a televised meeting on December 17, 1985. This represents the first time in the history of 16

Frankfort Mayor Jim Burch and Bl\\ prexy Sherron Jackson, who chaired the city's MLK Holiday Commission.

securing this honor is an Alpha. Brother Jackson a 1976 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Kentucky State University is Associate Director for Financial Research and Facilities Management at the Kentucky Council on Higher Education.

Greenville, South Carolina Gamma Gamma Lambda hosts three days of events Citizens of Greenville, South Carolina gathered, on Saturday, January 18th, at the Phyllis Wheatley Center to sing, pray and otherwise celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The occasion was a Unity Rally, sponsored by Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, around the theme "Living the Dream - Equality and Justice for All". The rally was held following a motorcade, consisting of more than 100 units, which had earlier journeyed from the city's downtown to the center. Participants in the King Day parade included a wide range of community-based organizations. Brother Willie Sullivan, Rally Chairman, noted that the purpose of the chapter's annual observance of Brother King's birthday was to advance King's dream of a society in which people "will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." "Our purpose is to keep the dream alive," said Brother Sullivan. "We want the community to be conscious of the fact that we have not reached the dream that Dr. King talked about in August of 1963." Continued on Page 17

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KING DAY Continued from Page 16 The rally was addressed by Brother I. S. Leevy Johnson, President of the predominantly-white South Carolina Bar Association. Brother Johnson urged the continuation of the civil rights struggle through the protection of affirmative action programs and upgraded programs to improve education for children. The rally assembly joined the Clemson University Gospel Choir and the Tabernacle Choir in singing "Lift E'vry Voice and Sing" and held hands at the closing of the event to sing "We Shall Overcome." A rally collection netted some $500 to support the chapter's scholarship fund. Gamma Gamma Lambda's activities c o n t i n u e d with a p r o g r a m at Carolina High School on Sunday at 3:00 PM. Here some 75 s t u d e n t s were honored with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards. On Monday evening, January 20th, community members gathered at the Ramada Hotel on South Church Street for a banquet honoring Brother King. Brother Ennis Fant,

Vice Chairman of the Greenville County Council, was the featured speaker. A local paper characterized the crowd as saying "'Yes, tell it,' and 'That's all right,'" as the young political leader delivered an impassioned plea for self-dignity. Reflecting upon Black America's history of oppression and struggle, Fant said "nothing in this world, in this day, hinders Black America from its fight for dignity and justice."

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San Diego, California Zeta Sigma Lambda hosts "Wonders of the Rainbow" Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of San Diego sponsored the highlight of the five-day long celebration of the first national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The spectacular city-wide parade, developed around the theme "Wonders of the Rainbow", was held on Saturday, January 18, 1986. It featured more than 50 units, including floats, cars, marching bands and drill units. The keynote of the parade was the appearance of the "Ocean of Soul",

A Celebration For All Americans As with most holidays, quite frankly, commercial sponsors provided most of the audio-visual reinforcement to the first federal holiday honoring Dr. King. Radio and television spots were paid for by corporate sponsors from Anheuser-Busch to Xerox, with consumer goods vendors like McDonald's and Coca-Cola leading the pack. All the networks did some coverage of the event, with ABC providing live coverage of the Ecumenical Service in Atlanta which featured Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. To an impressive extent, state and local governments joined the celebration and, despite some naysayers, the nation did indeed celebrate. Activities surrounding the holiday included the following:

The Big Event Atlanta, GA: An impressive array of events were held in Dr. King's hometown! of Atlanta, most under the imprimatur of Mrs. Coretta Scott King and the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change. The affairs included a "Salute to Greatness" reception honoring Dr. King on January 18; the National Conference of Apartheid on January 19; on January 20, the 18th Annual Ecumenical Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church and a wreath-laying ceremony at Dr. King's crypt, and a The Sphinx/Spring 1986

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ZSA King Holiday program. the 185-member marching band of Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. Following the historic parade, the chapter presented the TSU band in a public performance at Lincoln High School and, for the late night set, the TSU Dance Orchestra was presented in a performance at the Hanalia Hotel's Kona Coast Room. Zeta Sigma Lambda also served as sponsor of a special commemorative magazine profiling the 1986 King Day Parade.

national March and Parade later in the day. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg, South Africa, was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize during the ecumenical service.

Other Events Democratic National Committee: The DNC announced the creation of five $1000 National Democratic Party Martin Luther King, Jr. College Scholarships, to be awarded each year on the civil rights leader's birthday anniversary. DNC Chairman Paul Kirk noted that the first awards would be made in 1987. DNC officers also participated in King Day events, with Kirk and Party Treasurer Sharon Dixon attending the January 16th unveiling of Dr. King's bust in the U. S. Capitol Rotunda; and Vice Chairman Roland Burris and DNC Black Caucus Chair C. Delores Tucker attending activities in Atlanta. Party offices were closed on January 20 to observe the federal holiday. Republican National Committee: RNC Chairman Frank Fahrenkopf and Fred Brown, Chairman of the National Black Republican Council (NBRC) commemorated the first national celebration of Dr. King's birthday by announcing the distribution of posters honoring Dr. King to the District of Columbia public school system. The poster, of which 300 were distributed, includes a rendering of Dr. King by D.C. artist Tom Hinton. 17


ffi A KING DAY SAMPLER tf) ALPHA-SPONSORED EVENTS Charlottesville, VA: Iota Beta Chapter at the University of Virginia held a Memorial Tribute to Dr. King, bringing together citizens from the university and the community. Dallas, TX: Iota Omicron Chapter hosted a memorial program at Southern Methodist University featuring Rev. Zan Holmes, a professor at SMU's Perkins School of Theology. Glassboro, NJ: Nu Gamma Lambda, Glassboro, and Nu Iota, Glassboro State College, sponsored a memorial program at the Wilson Recital Hall of GSC. Huntsville, AL: The members of Delta Theta Lambda hosted the only event in this city on the official King Holiday, a Unity Breakfast at the Von Braun Civic Center. City Councilwoman Jane Mabry and Dr. Leon Bonner received Martin Luther King Jr. Unity A w a r d s at the celebration.

In Lansing, the Alpha Esquire Explorer Post #7 - sponsored by, Kappa Delta Lambda Chapter - joined the celebration. They're shown here with Lansing Mayor McKane. Jacksonville, FL: Kappa Upsilon sponsored a memorial candlelight service, held at the B. F. Lee Auditorium at Edward Waters College. Lakeland, FL: A display on Dr. King's life was shown at a local youth center, courtesy of Mu Zeta Lambda Chapter. The chapter also honored local Scout groups - which successfully petitioned the city commission to name a street after Dr. King. New York, NY: Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter dedicated Black History Month to the memory of Dr. King, hosting a series of events under the theme: "Preserving Our Heritage: A Tribute Toward Fulfilling The Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.". Program events included films, dance performances, lectures, a gospel concert and a panel discussion on the contributions of fraternities and sororities to Black history.

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West Lafayette, IN: Gamma Rho Chapter, Purdue University, sponsored their 1st Annual Candlelight Vigil - a march across the campus on January 15th. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Lerone Bennett joined the march; and was speaker for the Peoples Day Program honoring Dr. King, at which event Gamma Rho Brothers recited excerpts from Brother King's writings. Red Bank, NJ: Zeta Epsilon Lambda joined area Greekletter organizations and the Delaware State College Alumni Association in sponsoring the 1st Annual Jersey Shore Memorial Breakfast honoring Dr. King. A donation of $600 was given to the Martin Luther King Jr. United Presbyterian Church in Neptune from breakfast proceeds. Savannah, GA: Beta Phi Lambda sponsored a voter registration drive at the Civic Center. Selma, AL: Delta Pi Lambda Chapter sponsored an essay contest in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday. Three Selma junior and senior high school students won cash prizes for their winning essays on "Why Remember Martin Luther King Jr." The winning essays were printed in the Selma Times-Journal on January 16th. The Sphinx/Spring 1986


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t is so difficult when we come together on an occasion such as this to honor a man who is much more than a man—to separate the man from the many legends which surround him. For what we have before us is not so much as just a single individual, but a symbol—a phenomenon in our racial history, a phenomenon in the history of civilized men and women—which is without parallel. Martin Luther King, Jr. left us so much. From his works and his life we could dwell upon any number of those aspects which serve as inspiration, motivation, catalyzation, admiration and veneration. One is struck by the plethora of anecdotes, deeds, thoughts and utterances which could serve as the basis for such a task as lies before me here this morning, so bountiful was the life of Dr. King. I have chosen to speak to you on this occasion on THE LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: WHY WE MUST DREAM. Thus I share with you the inspiration which comes from one of the central ideas of his philosophy.

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We Owe Him Much or many years, and certainly in its most crucial years, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the articulator, the prime interpreter, the catalyst for what we refer to variously as the Civil Rights Era, the Freedom Movement, the Black Revolution. It is to him that a grateful minority in these United States owes an infinite debt of gratitude. We owe him because he so clearly understood the discrepancy between promise and performance in this country, between the ideals which America

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By Huel D. Perkins professes and the brute realities of its practices. We owe him because he dared to dream. He, more effectively than any other, concretized and made intelligible the raw pride and fervent hope of a disenfranchised and powerless people in this great nation. We owe him because he became the conscience of America and brought it to its knees through a thoroughly Christian and nonviolent methodology. He was an intelligent, sensible, visionary, courageous man who became for one brief moment in our history the unbearable reminder of what was wrong with America and why as a nation it could not continue upon the disastrous course which it had charted for itself. And while this role was thrust upon him by time and circumstance, he played his part upon the great stage of history with consum-

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mate effectiveness, sublime courage and unswerving commitment. It was as if God, in his divine wisdom, had provided black people with this anointed leader at this propitious moment in history—this leader who would lead us out of a hundred Egypts, out of a thousand houses of bondage. Here he was, our black Moses, and we do well to commemorate his memory, to remind ourselves and generations yet unborn that once there lived such a man, that once there came upon this earth this rare and royal spirit who left this world a better place than he had found it— who by word and by de'ed stirred in black people everywhere a Christian fervor that nurtured hope and justice and decency and human worth and left us with the undeniable conviction that as a race we were powerful, effective, strong and most of all, human. This is what he did for us and we must never allow him to fade from our memories. A Metaphor for the Possible s one works through the millions of words that have been written by and about Dr. King, one is struck by the recurrence of the word "dream." We all know what dreams are—we know that dreams have to do with thoughts and images which usually come to us when we are asleep or in some deep reverie. We also know that dreams have to do with the conception of the possible or the probable. We also know that since Sigmund Freud and his theory of psychoanalysis we have come to realize the increased importance of these abstracted states of mind. We know that dreams allow us to invent, Continued on Page 20

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devise, improve and otherwise escape the mundane routine of our daily encounters. We know that every great leader has at some point referred to his visions, his hopes, and indeed his dreams. Early in the midst of the struggle we find that Martin Luther King, Jr. was concerned with the dreams of his people. He was to write that "then my mind leaped beyond the Gaston Motel, past the city jail, past city lines and state lines, and I thought of twenty million black people who dreamed that someday they might be able to cross the sea of injustice and find their way to the promised land of integration and freedom." There was no room for doubt, he wrote, he knew that he must press toward the mark. That was what the dream was all about—that someday in these United States black people might come to know justice and freedom as it was enjoyed by every other citizen of this country. The idea of the dream became a metaphor for the possible, for the ultimate potential of America. For this idea he gave his life. But why must men dream? Why must we be given to this kind of behavior which is ephemeral, gossamer, ethereal? Why must we venture into this state of reverie? I submit that there are three reasons why men must dream as I draw inspiration from the life of Dr. King. Things Are Not As They Should Be

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he first reason we must dream is because "things are not as they should be." We sing a song in Mt. Zion First Baptist Church which speaks of the goodness of God. Midway into the song the words come through that "there are so many things that are not as they should be." As long as there are those things in this world that shouldn't be, then men must dream. It was this realization of the fact that it was inhuman to treat black people the way they were being treated in these United States which made Dr. King dream: "that one day this nation will rise up and live out the 2(1

true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." But Dr. King did not only dream of the day when this creed would become more than words written upon a piece of paper, he set out to force this country to honor this commitment. So he went to Albany, to Birmingham, to Chicago, to Selma and finally and fatally to Memphis—calling upon the forces that would deny black citizens the fact that they were created equal —equal to vote, equal to become educated, equal to hold public offices, equal to be just citizens of this coun-

"The Dreamer Gains Inspiration From Some Source Other Than An Earthly One." try—that what this country was about was not just, was not fair, was not Christian. The stops along the road were not easy. He was to meet opposition every step of the way. But when "things are not as they should be," the dreamer gains inspiration from some source other than an earthly one and he keeps his eyes upon his goals and his hands in the hand of God and he trudges on. No, things are not as they should be in this country of ours to this day—we are still underrepresented in government positions, we are still the first to be fired and the last to be hired, there is still too much poverty which abounds in this land of plenty, unemployment among minorities runs twice as high as unemployment in the nation as a whole, there are signs that the Federal government is retreating from a position on affirmative action—and this is why we must dream. We must dream of the day when things will be as they ought to be. Until that time comes, we must have dreams and we must have dreamers. The Stuff of Visions

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he second reason why we must dream is because "where there is no vision, the people perish." Dreams are the stuff that visions are made of. Where would we be as a

race if there had not been leaders who constantly kept before us the visions of a better life? I think of the visions of the early churchmen: Richard Allen of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Absalom Jones of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Nat Turner and his band of rebels; the early abolitionists—Sojourner Truth, Henry Highland Garnett, Frederick Douglass. I shudder to think of what happened to us as a race immediately following the Emancipation Proclamation. This was when we needed men of vision as never before. We were 4 million black people with nowhere to go and nothing to do. By design,the black man was singularly unequipped for freedom. There were many laws which operated against him—the Black Codes forbade him to gather in groups without a white man present, forbade him to enter into contract, forbade him to purchase firearms or property—but the most devastating of the codes was this: do not teach black people to read or to write. Keep them ignorant and you keep them enslaved. It is no small wonder that many of us returned to the plantation and to the slave master. As a professional educator, I keep this fact before black students. Train the mind. There is no such thing as too much education. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an educated leader with degrees from Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, Boston University. He was conversant with the great minds of the past. He knew where he wanted to lead us because he knew the paths that history had followed. Young people stay in school. Study. Work. For it is from you that our visions must come. Thank God for educators of vision such as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, for though they had somewhat opposing views, they both k n e w that this race needed education if it was to survive. Then I think of the poetic vision of the writers of the Harlem Renaissance: Countee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes—who cried out in one of his poems, "I dream a world where black or white/Whatever race you be/Will share the bounties of this earth/And every man is free." Yes—we will always have need for men of vision—men who Continued on Page 22

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In Defense of

HUCK FINN By Brother Carl Marshall, Emeritus Professor of English, Ohio State University

Mark Twain's Huck Finn is far from being a racist novel. In fact it is, in spite of its humor and its use of the word, "nigger," an effective satire on slave-holding America in 1850. Further, one must note that it was published at a time (1885) when Black people in the South were segr e g a t e d and powerless, and racial hostility predominated. Yet the targets of Twain's ridicule are not the slaves, unschooled and superstitious, but various elements of white society —both "quality" folk and ordinary people, as Huck perceives them. Much of the satire in the novel is conveyed through the eyes and language of the boy Huck as he describes events and details which he recognizes. But much is also conveyed unconsciously by Huck, quite beyond his perception and experience. Huck Finn is the narrator in the book, but he is the author's creation. He is not the mature, sophisticated author himself. Fourteen-year-old Huck is a product of his time and place, accepting unquestioningly the customs and attitudes of society. He never doubts its wisdom, and can only admire those who contol the community. When the lonely boy meets the runaway Jim on Jackson's Island, he is pleased to have company. Yet to Huck, Jim is a slave, outside of society, and not entitled to special consideration. By degrees, however, the relationship changes. Huck becomes friend and protector; and Jim assumes the multiple roles of friend and father. In the pathetic drama of the floating house (Chap.9), Jim shields the boy from the sight and the knowledge of Pap's ugly death. Huck reports their return to Jackson's Island with these words— "We got home all safe." Some days later when Huck learns that Loftus seeks to capture Jim for the reward (Chap. 22), Huck reacts immediately to throw off pursuit and to rouse Jim— "They're after us!" His words refect The Sphinx/Spring 1986

his unspoken feelings. Thus the two runaways, the boy and the slave, push off on the Mississippi River. Subsequent incidents and discussions reveal the basically moral nature of both characters, as well as Jim's good sense and sound reasoning. For example, the laughable debate on French (Chap. 14) conveys the truth that a man is a man, no matter what his native language or his color. In one crucial scene when Huck regains the raft, after having been separated from it in a heavy fog (Chap. 15), he plays his last practical joke on Jim. Jim's solemn response, expressing his worry over Huck's disappearance and his joy to find him safe, ends with a powerful rebuke. Jim declares that trash (like the debris on the raft) is what people are when they humiliate their friends and make them ashamed. This denunciation inspires genuine growth in Huck Finn's perception and understanding. He goes to Jim to apologize, and assures us that he would never regret that action or repeat his offense. At this point Huck recognizes Jim's human dignity and pride. Paradoxically, Huck's sense of Jim's humanity in no way disturbs the beliefs imposed by society. As the pair watch for Cairo, Jim becomes exuberant about gaining his freedom and eventually reclaiming his wife and children. While Huck worries over Jim's escaping and reviews what seem the strong claims of his commuity (what he calls his conscience), his inner conflict provides an artistic indictment of slavery and Southern psychology (Chap. 16). Huck's reflections are so much opposed to common sense and human decency—not to speak of Christian belief—that they are absurd. But prompted by the dictates of St. Petersburg, Huck leaves the raft to turn in "Miss Watson's property." When confronted by two slave hunters, however, Huck acts in accordance with his deepest instincts and his loyalty to Jim. He artfully uses

the most effective means available to steer the men away from the raft. In later scenes, hopelessly bemired in the deep South, Jim demonstrates strength of mind and integrity. After the King and the Duke invade the raft, Jim does what he can to spare a n d protect the boy. A n d in o n e incident he reveals to Huck (affording sharp contrast with the unscrupulous rascals) his love and grief for his wife and children (Chap. 23). Ironically, Huck is moved to believe, with astonishment, that Jim cares as much for his family as any white man does. But the deepest impact of Jim's story about the effects of scarlet fever suffered by his daughter Elizabeth is the tragic reminder that medical care and attention were not available to the children of slaves. No racist would have conceived and written this scene. In the last section of the book Jim behaves admirably once more, risking his freedom to help the wounded Tom Sawyer. When Huck and Jim are adrift on the river, they are indeed a family, mutually engaged in preserving their free life. And in Huck's adventures on land (with the Grangerfords and with the Wilks family) he never jeopardizes by word or deed the safety of Jim. Clearly Huck values this slave, this man, placing him on a level quite above that of his natural father Pap, whom he early describes as a loathsome being, and later compares with the villainous thugs. Huck Finn's regard, aside from his boyish admiration for Tom Sawyer, is reserved for the warm, principled human beings who care—and the list is small: the Widow Douglas, Mary Jane Wilks, and Jim. Twain's humor is broad and pervasive, touching almost every character in his novel. His slaves are illiterate and superstitious. But obviously they were denied learning by the vicious slave system, whereas Pap, facing no such barrier, is illiterate too. Huck, Pap, and Tom Sawyer are also superstitious, as were many .people in nineteenth-century America. Twain does not degrade or condemn Blacks. He directs his ridicule and scorn toward those whose foibles and vices belie their vaunted superiority— notably Pap, the Grangerfords, the King and the Duke, the people of Bricksville, Arkansas. 21


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dream dreams that never were. Where there is no vision—there is no progress. Where there is no education—there is no progress. We can no longer rely upon athletics and entertainment and exclude education as means of upward mobility for our race. The complexity of the times d e m a n d s trained leaders, trained visionaries.

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he third reason we must dream is because dreams make our lives worth living. Without dreams, our lives cannot be enlarged, cannot be enriched, cannot be made exciting. We need deep, personal dreams— dreams that while we may never quite fulfill them, give us stars for which we might reach. Oh, black people have had a horrendous time in this country. Thanks be to God, things are not as difficult as they once were. But all is not well. We need the dream of full citizenship to keep us striving. We need the dream of respect as persons to keep us alive. We need the dream that Dr. King voiced for his four children— "that one day in this nation they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" to give us direction. And we need the dream that this nation has not turned its back on its black citizens in the year of our Lord 1986 by certain signs, code words, and directions to keep us vigilant. We cannot afford to lose the gains we have achieved. Oh, I remember on Broadway when 1 first saw the drama "A Raisin in the Sun" how the word "dream" was so painfully used in relationship to minorities. It seems that the Mother of the family, who was trying to keep it together following the death of her husband, had run into difficulties. She recalled that life could sometimes be a barrel of disappointments and her deceased husband would sometimes lean his head back with water standing in his eyes and say, "Seems like God didn't see fit to give the black man nothing but d r e a m s — b u t He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile." Whether they are our 22

dreams or whether they are the dreams of our progeny, dreams do make life worthwhile. As a race, we must never cease to dream.

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n that fateful day in April of 1968, the dreamer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was taken from among us—only the dream remained. Gone was the leader who had defied presidents—who had given his life for the betterment of humanity—who had been able to articulate the philosophy of nonviolence so eloquently that America could do nothing but capitulate— who had been able to win support for his causes by appealing to the human decency in those who would deny rights to others which they themselves enjoyed. He was a leader. Make no mistake about it—a shining black leader who still stands towering like a giant of the twentieth century —the likes of which we may never see again.

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come to the end of my remarks on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. He gave us so much— but he taught us that we must dream. He taught us that progress can only come from a direct confrontation of what is and what ought to be. He taught us that the pursuit of justice and equality requires of each of us sacrifice, suffering and struggle. He taught us to believe strongly in ourselves and in each other. He was a mirror of who we are and what we might become—if only we would dream. So when we honor him, we Brother Perkins delivered this address on January 20th, at the presentation of Dr. King's bust to Southern University.

honor not just the man, but the very best that is in each of us. Did he not say to say "that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream." Did he not say that with the faith of this dream we will be able to hew out of the mountains of despair a stone of hope? Did he not say that he dreamed of a day when all God's children would be able to sing with new meaning, "My Country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty?" Did he not say that if America is to become the great nation that it has the capacity to become, then it must let freedom ring? Did he not say that when we let freedom ring, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and say in the words of that old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" This is what he said. He said this to a listening America and America has never been the same since this one man passed through time and made this nation a better place to inhabit for a down-trodden minority of 22 million people. And he says to us here today—don't be afraid to dream. We must dream as long as things are not as they should be. We must dream as long as there is need for vision. We must dream as long as people have lives that are not fulfilled and must be enriched. And we must not cease from relentless toil until our dreams are fulfilled.

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he King is dead. Long live the King. And Long live the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. in each of us—that one day peace, love, brotherhood, equality and justice might take charge of this world and make all men free. There can be no rest until this dream becomes a reality.

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ALPHA ATHLETES A LINEBACKER and A GENTLEMAN By Michael J. Price Athletic competition is often a bone of contention within the inter-fraternity ranks, and there is at least one NPHC fraternity which boasts a pantheon of "jocks" a mile long. But there is a standard of "Alpha Athlete", as New Orleans Mayor (and Past General President) Dutch Morial reminded me some years ago. This plane calls for a well-rounded personality, the ability to succeed in life even without athletics, and the recognition of the place of sport (and one's self) in the scheme of the universe. Such credos are inherent in the House of Alpha, so it should be no surprise that, despite small numbers. Alpha Men excel on a disproportionate scale. Brothers from the past, like Paul Robeson and Jesse Owens, will always occupy a space in the Black American hall of fame. And today, Alpha Brothers tread new territory for Black athletes. A cursory glance turns up Brother Gene Upshaw, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association; Brother Junior Bridgeman, President of the National Basketball Association Players Association; as well as NBA front office officials like Brothers Lenny Wilkins, Wayne Embry and Walt Bellamy. Cast from the same mold is Brother Reggie Williams, who broke in the lineup of the Cincinnati Bengals in his rookie season and has become a team leader on and off the field. In recognition of his outstanding community contributions, Brother Williams was awarded the 1985 Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award. Given by the National Football League Players Association for exemplary unselfishness on the community scene, the citation was presented at the 19th Annual NFLPA Mackey Awards Banquet on June 16 in Chicago, Illinois. Brother Williams also won the 1985 18th Annual Fred Hutchinson Award for the athlete "who best exemplifies the dedication, personal integrity and contribution to the community that the late Fred Hutchinson exhibited during his tenure as manager of the Cincinnati Reds." The things that netted these honors for Brother Williams, as well as his being voted by fans the Bengals' Man-of-the-Year for accomplishments on and off the field in 1982, 1983 and 1984, are captured in a portion of the Alpha Phi Alpha motto: "Service To All Mankind." The well-known Cincinnati personality participates in a wide range of charitable endeavors. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati National Association of Speech and Hearing (NASHA) and Cincinnatians to Support Education. Brother Williams is the spokesperson for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, The Sphinx/Spring 1986

Brother Reggie Williams won the Byron White Humanitarian Award from his NFL peers. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Chairman of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Sports Council, the Kentucky Diabetes Foundation; and was 1983 cochairperson of the Cincinnati Cerebral Palsy Telethon. He also works with United Way (and is featured in their commercials), the Ricky King Fund and the Dartmouth Club of Cincinnati. The 10-year NFL veteran also speaks frequently at high schools to combat drug and alcohol abuse; and participated in the Super Star Competition provided by Teen Challenge and Athletes in Action. Ever versatile, Brother Williams also serves as Vice President and General Manager of Orchem Inc., a specialty chemical company. He and his wife, Marianna, have two children, Julian, 4, and Jarren, 2Vi. A standout collegiate star and dedicated member of Dartmouth's Theta Zeta Chapter; an all-out, exciting NFL performer; a devoted family man; a businessman and outstanding community leader, Brother Reggie Williams is more than just a "jock" . . . he is a Linebacker, a Gentleman, and an Alpha Man! IIIIIIIIIIIIH 23


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Brother Louis H. Russell, who died January 18 at D.C.'s Veterans Hospital, was a study fixture in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for 75 years. At the age of 96 at the time of his passing, he was probably the nation's oldest Alpha man. Lt. Russell was one of the founders of Washington's Mu Lambda graduate chapter when the unit was organized in 1923. Initiated at Beta chapter, Howard University, in 1911, Brother Russell was for seven decades a perennial and devoted attendant at Alpha meetings and conventions until he became ill four years ago, shortly after being honored by Alphas, past and present, who were Howard men. I was privileged to be one of the speakers at this auspicious occasion. I first knew Mr. Russell when I was a student captain in the cadets at Dunbar High School in the twenties and he, an ex-Army officer, was the faculty military chairman. We conferred frequently. When I returned to Washington for a visit after having been initiated at the University of Michigan, Lt. Russell was the first man to give me the Alpha grip. He told me many interesting stories about fraternity life in" the grand old Alpha houses of D.C. Brother Russell knew all seven of the Alpha founders very well; those Jewels who were the hewers of stone in the organization; the men who lighted the first blazes of brotherhood before our main civil rights organizations were formed; those The Sphinx/Spring 1986

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stalwarts who kept the fraternal fires burning for fifty years. Alpha from the beginning was predicated on the well-balanced life of service. Today's fraternity in a rapidly changing environment must be predicated on the solid rock of yesteryear. We must recapture the early days of inspiration and not forget our roots, traditions and standards. We must reject the moral superiority of wrongdoing and the arrogance of mediocrity. Brother Russell was regarded as one of the pioneering and solid rocks. He was known as the Gibraltar of Alpha in Washington. I know of no one in our fraternity who tried harder to interpret the wishes of the men whom he lead and served. This we must remember is the essence of fraternity. Lt. Russell learned a great deal not only at Howard and as an early army officer but also at Cornell, where he was one of the earliest recipients of a Master's degree in physics. This tribute is but a simple, honest expression of our deep regard for Brother Russell, whose loyal and continually exemplary ways will never be forgotten in Washington and elsewhere. This occasion brings to the forefront a reminder of the high esteem in which Brother Russell was held as an Alpha man, as a family man, as a pioneering, outstanding science teacher, and as a solid citizen for over three quarters of a century. To the family and friends, we in Alpha Fraternity give you our hands and wish you God speed. Illlllllllllll 25


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A NATURAL ALLIANCE Alpha Phi Alpha and The Boy Scouts of America A new and exciting national program has been inaugurated by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and it promises to be one of the most meaningful programs ever undertaken by the Fraternityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an alliance with the Boy Scouts of America. On January 25, 1985 Brother Isidore J. Lamothe, Jr. presented a proposal to the Board of Directors of the Fraternity suggesting that Alpha Phi Alpha officially adopt a Youth Program and that the Boy Scouts of America be embraced to meet the objectives of serving our youth. After presentation to the Program Committee of the Board, a subsequent Board meeting adopted the proposal, and it was further endorsed by General President Charles C. Teamer, Sr., himself a long time Scouter. The program was briefly presented at all five Regional Conventions, and as a result, several Brothers volunteered their services for implementation of the program. On June 28, 1985, Brother Lamothe hosted a luncheon meeting at the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America for the purpose of planning a course of action for effectuating the alliance. Details for the newly formed alliance were discussed and specific plans made for presentation to the General Convention in Atlanta and for conducting a Workshop on Scouting at the Convention. Conrad Fruehan presented a preliminary draft of a brochure outlining all of the facets of the alliance. This was approved by the group and the B.S.A. was requested to proceed with the printing thereof. An impressive slide program entitled "City Kids", developed by B.S.A.'s National Urban/Rural Field Service Committee, was presented to the group, and enthusiastic response prevailed. On Saturday, AuguSt 10, 1985, a workshop on the alliance of Alpha Phi Alpha with the Boy Scouts of America was held at the General Convention. Brother Lamothe presided and recounted the steps leading up to this national alliance. Program participants included Brother Richard The Sphinx/Spring 1986

Alphas attending meeting at the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America (left to right): Brothers Richard Letts. Raymond Carreathers. William Porter, Lynzic Garrett, Isidore Lamothe. Jr.. David Nunnally, Roosevelt Johnson. Richard Graves and Herman Molen.

Letts, who discussed "Why Scouting and Alpha Phi Alpha"; Brother Raymond Carreathers, who gave an overview of "How Chapters Can Use Scouting"; Brother L. W. Garrett, who covered "How To Organize Your Own Scout Unit"; Brother Emmett Bashful, who told "How To Serve As District and Council Leaders"; Brother A. M. "Gus" Witherspoon, who presented a forceful and emotional account of "Alpha Phi Alpha's Position on an Alliance with the Boy Scouts of America"; Mr. Clifford Simmons, who related the "Boy Scouts of America's Position on an Alliance with Alpha Phi Alpha"; and w h o discussed "How to Refer Promising Young Men and Women To the Scouting Profession"; and Brother Warren Scott, who told us "How to Get Started". Brother Roosevelt Johnson then introduced the "City Kids" slide program with the audio-visual being handled by Brother William Porter. Brothers C h a r l e s Coffin, Jr. a n d David Nunnally offered pertinent and enlightening remarks relative to the alliance. Brother Herman "Tex" Moten served as the Greeter and closed the workshop with a resounding challenge to "Go forth and implement the natural alliance that has

been formed b e t w e e n two great organizations with similar aims and philosophies". A National Alpha Phi Alpha Committee on Scouting was announced as follows: Brothers Emmett Bashful, Raymond E. Carreathers, Charles M. Coffin, Jr., Lynzie W. Garrett, Richard Graves, Roosevelt Johnson, I. J. Lamothe, Jr., Chairman, Richard Letts, Herman "Tex" Moten, David Nunnally, William Porter, Adrian L. Wallace. A. M. "Gus" Witherspoon and General President, Charles C. Teamer, Sr., Ex Officio. Fact finding cards were distributed, and approximately seventy-five were returned representing virtually all areas of the United States. The B.S.A. and the Alpha Committee on Scouting are in the process of analyzing the information gathered and will proceed to establish contact between Brothers and Chapters and the respective local Scout professionals. Immediate emphasis will be placed in three areas: 1. encouraging every Chapter to sponsor at least one Scout unit, 2. urging Brothers to volunteer their services for positions on District and Council committees and boards and 3. referring qualified young men and women for employment as professional Scouters. 27


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WHY SCOUTING? Scouting and Alpha Phi Alpha are a natural alliance. They share many goals. They can help each other fulfill t h e i r g o a l s . S c o u t i n g is an e s t a b l i s h e d p r o g r a m which Alpha Phi Alpha can use as a resource for youth development. The Boy Scouts of America welcomes Alpha Phi Alpha as an organization using the Scouting program. Alpha's Board of Directors has unanimously endorsed Scouting as one of its official youth programs. Alpha says, "Servants of All. "Scouting says, "To help other people at all times." H O W CHAPTERS CA^ 1 Chapters may operate tht Scout Packs, Boy Scout T invaluable for youth I development, career aw. other features built inU would like to be Scouts b unit to join.

USE SCOUTING r own Scouting units. Cub ops and Explorer Posts are cause of the leadership ness motivation and many .he program. Many boys cannot because there is no

The Chapter • Selects quality adult leaders. • Arranges for a meeting place. • Sees that a good Scouting program is carried out in accord with its policies and those of the Boy Scouts of America.

The local Boy Scout Council • • • • •

Helps you organize your units. Trains your leaders in Scouting. Makes program literature available for your leaders. Provides camps. Conducts area wide inter-troop activities.

2 Alumni brothers may serve as district and council leaders. Talk with a Boy Scout council representative about opportunities to train leaders, raise funds, plan program, counsel with a unit, serve on a council committee, or be a merit badge counselor. For some councils, the place of greatest need for district leadership is the inner-city. The opportunities for service are tremendous. 3 Chapters may refer promising young men and women to the Scouting profession. A priceless contribution to the community is the recruitment of an outstanding young adult to full time professional Scouting. Professionals are deeply involved in the sales, finance, administration, and community relations aspects of Scouting, but professional Scouting is more than a job. Alpha brothers can identify those quality persons with a commitment to a career of service to children and young people. 4 Adopt a Special Project • Make career presentations at a high school as part of career awareness Exploring. • Endow an inner-city staff position. 28

• Organize a campership fund. • Provide recognition for outstanding urban Scout leaders.

CUB SCOUTING IS: • A fun-filled, action-packed program for boys 7 years of age who have completed the second grade or are 8 through 10 years of age. • Home centered to strengthen families. • An opportunity for boys to develop traits of good citizenship, character and fitness. • Tiger Cubs - a program for first grade boys and their adult partners.

BOY SCOUTING IS: • An adventure-filled program for boys who have completed the fifth grade or are 11 through 17 years of age. • A chance for a boy to develop leadership skills under the guidance of an adult. • Varsity Scouting - a modification of traditional Boy Scouting. It is tailored for boys 14 years of age and older. Includes emphasis on team sports and high adventure activities.

EXPLORING IS: • A program to meet the needs, interests and concerns of young men and women who are 14 years old and have completed the eighth grade or are 15 through 20 years of age. • A way to help young people stay in school and stay in touch with caring adults. • Youth advocacy in six experience areas of youth: career, citizenship, service, fitness, social and outdoor.

HOW DOES ALPHA PHI ALPHA BENEFIT? • Scouting is a program Alpha chapters can use to help children become a part of the mainstream of the U.S.A. Scouting also helps children develop pride in their heritage. • It's a practical way for Alphas to help neighborhood people work with their children. • Hundreds - perhaps thousands of young men will learn about Alpha Phi Alpha. • Scouting offers additional community contacts and opportunities for a wider Black presence. • Scouting helps build future leadership for Alpha Phi Alpha and your community.

HOW TO GET STARTED Call the Boy Scout Council Service Center in your area. It is listed in the telephone directory under "Boy Scouts of America." Make an appointment to talk with the Scout Executive about Scouting in Alpha Phi Alpha. Ask him to send a representative to meet with your chapter or board to discuss the Scouting program. Then decide how your chapter will organize a Scout unit or otherwise utilize Scouting for youth development. The Sphinx/Spring 1986


Illlllllllllll Brother IVAN LOUIS COTMAN, Associate Superintendent in the Michigan Department of Education, was presented a citation of excellence by U. S. Secretary of Education William S. Bennett during ceremonies held in Washington on September 30, 1985. Secretary Bennett indicated that Dr. Cotman had distinguished himself during his six week executive placement in the U.S. Department of Education's Commission on Excellence and "in recognition of your valuable contribution to education in the United States through the enhancement of professional cooperation and understanding." Dr. Cotman's special award from Secretary Bennett also resulted from his participation in the 1985 State Executive Policy Fellowship Program. The State Education Agency Executive Policy Fellowship Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C. It is designed for senior state education agency executives to further the exchange of federal and state perspectives on major educational policy issues. Dr. Phillip Runkel, Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction, indicated he was pleased to sponsor Dr. Cotman for the Fellowship Program because "he represents our department well in national meetings with other executives from educational agencies across the nation." Dr. Cotman has served as Associate Superintendent with the Michigan Department of Education since 1979, where he sits on the Executive Council of the Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction. He is a former elected member of the Detroit Board of Education and served as vice chairman of the Region 3 Board from 1970 to 1973. He is responsible for the largest bureau in the Michigan Department of Education, representing a staff of approximately 1,300 in 40 offices throughout Michigan.

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80th Anniversary Convention

Brother Havert Fenn

Illlllllllllll Brother HAVERT FENN, the longtime Secretary of Eta Kappa Lambda Chapter, Fort Pierce, Florida, has been elected Chairman of the St. Lucie County (Florida) Commission. The five-member board elected Brother Fenn as its Chairman during its October, 1985 reorganization meeting. Brother Fenn, better known as "Coach" Fenn, is a 57-year old retired educator and athletics coach who became the first black to serve on the commission in November 1982. He was appointed by Governor Bob Graham to fill out the unexpired term of Commissioner Willie McCain. Brother Fenn won his first county commission election in November, 1984 and was vice-chairman at that time. His term as a commissioner will expire in November, 1988. In 1972, Brother Fenn became the first black to be appointed to the powerful Fort Pierce Utilities Authority. In 1978 he ran and won a seat on the Fort Pierce City Commission. He was re-elected in 1980 for a threeyear term but resigned in November, 1982 to accept the county commission appointment. Brother Fenn is one of six black county commissioners in the State of Florida and is only the second black to be named Chairman. Brother Fenn is a native of Palmetto, Florida and a graduate of South Carolina State College (BS) and the University of Wisconsin 29


(MS). He was initiated into Alphadom in 1948 through Beta Delta Chapter at South Carolina State. He is a life member (#2295) and has served as Secretary of Eta Kappa Lambda Chapter for twenty-one (21) years. He is a Trustee Board Member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Fort Pierce. He has served on numerous committees of the Florida Federation of Alpha Chapters. He has received awards from the local chapter, the Federation, the Southern Region and the National Organization. He was recently appointed an Area Coordinator for the State of Florida by the Southern Region Vice President, Brother A. M. Witherspoon. Brother Fenn and his wife Lola, who retired from the St. Lucie County School System last year, have three sons (one an Alpha) and five (5) grandchildren. He came to St. Lucie County from Florence, South Carolina in 1962 as a physical education teacher and head football coach at Lincoln Park Academy. In 1969 he became administrator in the county school system. Aside from his commission duties, Brother Fenn serves as a part-time Minority Affairs Specialist for the Local Indian River Community College.

Illlllllllllll When the members of the Beta Nu Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity began looking for a nominee for "Man of the Year", they sought an individual who was dedicated, hard working, and responsible. The fraternity's graduate chapter found what it was looking for in Brother TALMADGE McDOW. He was named "Man of the Year" For McDow the nomination and unanimous decision was quite moving. "To not to have ever thought about being 'Man of the Year' the honor makes me very humble and grateful to have been selected," responded McDow. McDow is a life member of the fraternity. And in return he has given many years of his life to Alpha Phi Alpha. On the graduate level, as a member of the Beta Nu Lambda chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina, McDow has served two years as president, four terms as secretary and is presently acting as chairman 3D

the Christian Education, and president of the Laymen's Council. In other areas, McDow is president of the "Do Something About It" club and the chaplain of the local alumni chapter of Livingstone College. Brother McDow was also selected by the State of North Carolina Alpha Awards Committee as North Carolina's Alpha Man of the Year.

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Brother Talmadge A. McDow of the chatper's ritual committee. Earlier this year, McDow was recognized by the chapter for his enthusiasm and support for the 1985 Alpha Luau. He sold the highest number of tickets to the dinner and entertainment event. As committed as McDow is to his fraternity, his professional career is a top priority with him as well. McDow is an assistant principal at Myers Park High School, where he has worked for the past six years. Before coming to Myers Park, McDow was an assistant principal at J. T. Williams Junior High School and has also worked as science teacher at Irwin Elementary School, West Charlotte High School, and J. T. Williams. All totaled, McDow has been with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System 26 years. McDow graduated with honors from Livingstone College and Marshall University, earning both his B.S. and M.S. degrees, respectively. He received a master's of administration from UNCC. Dividing his time between work and the fraternity, McDow somehow manages to be involved in the community and the church. He serves on the board of directors of Hope Haven, financial secretary of the University Park Community Organization, and immediate past chairman of the CMS Employees' Assistance Program. At Grace AME Zion Church, McDow is chairman of the board of stewards, a member of the board of

Brother LEOTIS PETERMAN, Alabama State Director, has accepted the position of Chief Business Officer at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee. At Fisk, Brother Peterman will be working with Brother Henry Ponder, the President of Fisk University. Brother Peterman is closing out a long and distinguished career at Alabama State University, where he served as the Vice-President for Business and Finance. Brother Peterman was initiated into Beta Upsilon Chapter at Alabama State University, in 1953. In 1962, he came to Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Montgomery, Alabama, where he served in various positions. In 1979, he was elected to his current position, Director for the State of Alabama, Alpha South. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Alabama State University, a Master of Science Degree from Indiana University, and a Doctorate of Science Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. He has attended the College Business Management Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Junior College Administration Institute at the University of Florida, and the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University. Brother Peterman is affiliated with and has a distinguished record of service with numerous organizations. He is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officers, The Southern Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officers, The American Association of University Administrators, The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, The National Education Association, RH Rice Lodge 345-A of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Prince Hall The Sphinx/Spring 1986


Brother Leotis Peterman Masonic Grand Lodge of Alabama, Who's Who Among Black Americans, Who's Who in American Education, the Outstanding Young Men of America, Who's Who in Education, and numerous other professional, masonic and educational organizations. On December 23, Brother Peterman, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by Brother Tyrone Means, President of Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter. It was given to Brother Peterman in recognition of his distinguished service and leadership to the chapter. Brother Peterman is married to the former Lucy Elizabeth Bell, and is the father of twin daughters, Sharron Yvonne and Karen Yvette.

Illlllllllllll Brother CURTIS SYKES, 1983 Alpha Man of the Year, has been a member of Pi Lambda Chapter, Little Rock, Arkansas, for 14 years - where he has served as General Chairman of the Debutante Ball for seven years and as Vice President. Brother Sykes received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Baptist College in 1953, a Master of Education degree from Texas College in" 1957, and a Master of Elementary Education degree from Harding College in 1967. Brother Sykes is a retired teacher and is currently chairman of the board of the Little Rock Economic Opportunity Agency. Other positions he has held are chairman of the board of the Allen W. Young YMCA, secretary of The Sphinx/Spring 1986

years during which time he has served as Secretary and for the last 10 years, Treasurer. Brother Watson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lane College in 1964 and a Master of Science degree from St. Louis University in 1969. He is employed by the Little Rock School District, where he is chairman of the Department of Mathematics at Little Rock Central High School. He is a Sunday School teacher and is chairman of the Steward Board of the Pleasant Grove CME Church. Brother Watson is married to Gladystine Thompson Watson and they have three children.

Illlllllllllll Brother James Wilson the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission, member of the advisory board of the North Little Rock Planning Commission and Sunday School teacher. He is married to Delois Mitchell Sykes and they have five children.

Named 1985 Alpha Man of the Year, by Pi Lambda Chapter in Little Rock, was Brother BILLY WATSON. Brother Watson has been an Alpha for 22 years, having been made by Beta Pi Chapter, Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee. He has been a member of Pi Lambda Chapter for 20

Brother JAMES WILSON, 1984 Alpha Man of the Year, has been an Alpha since 1955 when he was made by Beta Chi Chapter, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been a member of Pi Lambda Chapter for 16 years where he served as president and vice president. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Philander Smith College in 1957 and a master of science degree from Michigan State University in 1962. Brother Wilson is employed by the Arkansas Department of Education where he is the Educational Services Manager. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity and a deacon at Canaan Baptist Church. He is married to Gloria Porter Wilson and they have five children. 31


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Forty years after the founding of Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter, Long Island, New York, three of the original 11 members join the rest of the Brotherhood for this historic photograph. Living charter members present were Brother Franklin H. Williams, President of the Phelps-Stokes Fund; Dr. Joseph Johnson; and Brother Cecil R. Forster.

IpASf new york Gamma lota Lambda salutes its founders "This is one of the finest, most exciting, and most informative Alpha Chapter meetings I've ever attended" proudly beamed Brother Jacob C. Tingman, President of Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter. He turned and thanked Brothers James A. Bradford and John P. Rice, Jr., Chairman and a member respectively of the Program Committee, for their hard work in arranging for the three remaining members of the eleven original founders of that chapter to be present and honored at the exclusive Comus Club in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1985. It is a fundamental and traditional tenet of Alphadom that honor and homage are always paid to the Seven Jewels, who founded Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Cornell in 1906. It is also fundamental in Alpha that tre-

mendous honor and respect is paid to those charter or founding members who start a new chapter in our great Fraternity, thus enabling us to not only survive but to grow and expand all over the world. Gamma Iota Lambda was founded over 40 years ago in March, 1945 by eleven highly dedicated Alpha men who represented the very cream — the "best and brightest" — of Black manhood at that time. They proved their worth by rapidly expanding their membership and by assuming leadership roles in not only their local community but on the state and federal level. In fact, one of the original eleven, Brother (Judge) Myles A. Paige, rose to become a General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Iota Lambda — "The Famous Brooklyn-Long Island Chapter" has solidly supported every program of the national Fraternity and proudly met its goal in the recent Million Dollar Fund Drive. Its current president, Brother "Jake" Tingman vows to continue in that proud tradition. Thomas Wolfe, a great novelist and intellectual authored the best seller: You Can't Go Home Again. Brothers Franklin H. Williams, Cecil R. Forster, and (Dr.) Joseph Johnson proved him wrong as they returned 33


to their chapter in Brooklyn with great enthusiasm and acclaim. There is always a certain excitement and electricity in the air when Alpha men get together and photographs taken that night amply demonstrate this phenomenon. Brother (Attorney) Franklin H. Williams, President of the PhelpsStokes Fund, former Ambassador to Ghana, former African Regional Director of the U. S. Peace Corps and holder of many honorary degrees and awards was asked to enlighten the Brothers on the Crisis of the Black Liberation Struggle in South Africa. Brother Williams is a tall, slim, distinguished gentleman with piercing eyes, heavy eyebrows and silver temples, with an aquiline look. He was in the words of Alpha's New York State Chairman, Clifford R. Clemmons, "every inch the diplomat." With his wealth of experience in all parts of Africa, Europe and America, Brother Williams was able to set this tragic situation in its historical perspective dating back 350 years. He did not pound the table, scream or make emotional appeals based on racism. He did not, however, omit the brutal truth about the murders, the killings and the almost genocidal repression that is now going on in that tortured country. The declared state of emergency gives the Botha regime almost carte blanche, but the tide of history is running against apartheid. Sadly he noted that it might now be too late for the whites to negotiate. Young Blacks are no longer willing to negotiate anything at all with the whites; and moderates like Nelson Mendela and Bishop Desmond Tutu may be swept up in the tide of his tory. A great deal of blood will be spilled—needlessly. He stressed that we must try to save the youth of that country from calculated and systematic extinction. Some of the Brothers listening thought that Brother Williams had outlined all the elements to be found in Greek or Shakespearean tragedy; the tragic-heroic quest for freedom; young college and high school students throwing stones and bricks at guns, tanks, and armored cars; vicious tyrants oppressing millions while sneering at world opinion. They thought of Frederick Douglas, of Toussaint L'Ouverture and Des54

salines and decided to contact some of the organizations concerned with this problem in order to make their own personal statement. Some thought it would make an epic film drama. After this very sober speech the Brothers enjoyed a hearty meal provided by the host Brother (Dr.) Hobart Jarrett. By the time they sang the Alpha Hymn they were again in excellent spirits and full of that warm Alpha fellowship. A toast was proposed to the founders which ended the evening. The next day Alpha men returned to their role of leading t h e n a t i o n a n d h e l p i n g the less fortunate. —John P. Rice, Jr.

maryland lota Alpha Lomdo holds career day The Brothers of Iota Alpha Lambda Chapter would like to express greetings to our Brothers in Alphadom througout this nation and abroad. Iota Alpha Lambda Chapter of Harford County, Maryland held its annual Career Conference Day program at Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen Maryland on 19 October 1985. The purpose of this conference was to encourage high school students to meet representatives from various career professions and provide them with information concerning ways to acquire college scholarships, apply for government and private industry positions and join the Armed Forces. The representatives were from banks, Aberdeen Proving Grounds civilian personnel, local and state Police Departments, U.S. Armed Forces and private companies. The guest speaker was Mr. James Dennis, Jr., United States Postal Service Manager of Management Sectional Center, Prince Georges, Maryland. Mr. Dennis is the senior postal executive for five full Counties (Prince Georges, Montgomery, St Mary's, Charles, Calvert) and portions of two others (Howard and Anne Arundel) within Maryland. Mr. Dennis is responsible for 185

facilities and currently has 4,700 employees. The Brothers of Iota Alpha Lambda C h a p t e r a w a r d e d three one time payment scholarships of $100, $50 and $25 during the Career Conference Day program. Rhonda Wainwright received $100, Dana T. Madden received $50 and Charlene Presberry received $25. Forty-one students attended the program. Iota Alpha Lambda Chapter also offers a two-year fully paid scholarship every other year to a deserving student who wishes to attend Harford Community College. The Brothers of lota Alpha Lambda Chapter felt the Career Day Conference offered students the opportunity to understand what grants and scholarships and the career options are available to them. The Brothers of Iota Alpha Lambda Chapter are proud to say we will continue to honor the aims of Alpha Phi Alpha and make every effort possible helping mankind. We will forever hold high the Light of Alpha Phi Alpha. —Kenneth Taylor, Sr.

new jersey Kappa lota Lambda honors the Seven Jewels Greetings to all Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha. Kappa Iota Lambda Chapter enjoyed the fellowship of the brotherhood at a Founder's Day service held on Sunday, December 8, 1985. The fraternity honored the original or Founding Fathers, men of purpose and distinction. Speakers at the Founder's Day service were welcomed by the President of the chapter, Brother E m e r s o n E. S m i t h , Jr. Dr. Smith also serves as Director of District VIII, South Jersey. The invocation was by Brother Theodore Covington, Chaplain. Brother Theodore Nixon, Director of Educational Activities, rendered a message on the spirit of Alpha Phi Alpha. A marvelous solo was rendered by Brother William K. Tyler, Assistant Secretary of the Chapter. A distinct honor was enjoyed when Brother Hubert H. Byron, a charter member, gave an address on the The Sphinx/Spring 1986


spirit of Kappa Iota Lambda. Brother Hubert H. Byron is rapidly approaching, during this upcoming year, his 50th year in Alphadom. He has served the fraternity in a magnificent manner. The chapter enjoyed another solo by Brother Robert Preston, the Dean of Pledges. Another address by Brother Cescil Enlow on the spirit of Kappa Iota Lambda in the future was enjoyed. Brother George M. Phillips, a charter member, was the piano accompanist. The Brothers of Kappa Iota Lambda Chapter held an Extravaganza New Year's Eve. Brother (Dr.) Emerson E. Smith, Jr. was the Chairman and Brother Theodore Nixon was the CoChairman. Brother Theodore Nixon is also Assistant Executive Director, Eastern Region of NJ; Vice President, NJ Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters; and Chairman, State Annual Convention; Life Member, #4901. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ricardo Oasin

Cornell u "Building on a Tradition of Leadership"

Alpha Chapter would like to extend a warm greeting to all our Brothers in Alpha. Under the leadership of our chapter officers, especially: President Laushon Burnett, VicePresident Jeffrey Weaver, Treasurer Nigel Telman, and Dean of Pledges and Special Programs Coordinator Keith Shoates, Alpha Chapter has had the most successful year since its inception 79 years ago. In May of 1985, Alpha Chapter held "A Development in College Life," a program designed to familiarize the Cornell and Ithaca communities with the Black Greek system - with emphasis on Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's programs, goals, and accomplishments. In conjunction with this program the Assistant Dean for Fraternities and Sororities, Janiece Bacon O'Blak; Vice-President of Cornell University, William Gurowitz; and the Assistant Vice-President of the Eastern Region, Brother Glenn Thomas, gave their impressions of Alpha Phi Alpha The Sphinx/Spring 1986

Alpha Phi Alpha and Cornell University officials pose with a bronze plaque in honor of the Seven Jewels. The plaque will be permanently enshrined in front of Willard Straight Hall, the Central Campus Student Union, as a reminder of the fraternity's historic founding at Cornell. Shown at the dedication ceremony in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on the Cornell campus are, left to right: Brother Laushon Burnett, President of Alpha Chapter; Dr. William Collins, Director of Cornell's Learning Skills Center; Brother James B. Blanton, HI, National Executive Secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha; Dr. David Drinkwater, Dean of Students at Cornell; Brother LeNorman Strong, Director of the Central Campus Student Union; Brother Keith Shoates, Alpha Chapter's Special Programs Coordinator; and Donald Johnson, Director of Cornell's Office of Equal Opportunity. Fraternity, Inc. from local and national perspectives. Alpha Chapter's commitment and dedication to furthering the ideals of Alpha increased in the Fall of 1985. Alpha Chapter took command both on campus and in the region. At Cornell University Alpha Chapter Brothers assumed the presidencies of the Black Greek Council and the Sphinx Literary Society; and Brothers played a dominant role in the following student organizations: Undergraduate Law Association, National Society for Black Engineers, Air Force ROTC, Undergraduate Student Business Association, Collegetown Neighborhood Council, Cornell Ambassadors, dormitory administration, the Quill and Dagger Honor Society, and the Greek Standards Board. In the region of Alphadom, Alpha Chapter held its 5th annual Alpha Roundup the weekend of October 26, 1985. Participating in the forum discussions on bettering college and alumni brother relations, pledge procedures, and recruitment

were: Cornell University, Delaware State University, SUNY at Binghampton, RPI, Syracuse University, University of Buffalo, and Utica College. Alpha Chapter culminated 1985 with its Memorial Weekend Ceremony on the weekend of December 6, 1985 in recognition of Alpha Phi Alpha's 79th Anniversary. Alpha Chapter arranged with Cornell University to have a 2 ft x VA ft bronze plaque â&#x20AC;&#x201D; commemorating the Seven Jewels, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's 79th A n n i v e r s a r y , a n d Cornell University as its birthplace - permanently embedded in front of the Central Campus Student Union (Willard Straight Hall). At this time, we would like to enlist the support of all in Alphadom to assist us in freeing the Chapter from the financial bondage which we were compelled to undertake for us all. Please send any contributions possible to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Chapter, c/o Memorial Committee, 409 Elmwood Avenue, Ithaca, New York 35


14850, attn. Keith Shoates. This plaque will serve as a permanent reminder of the historical significance of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. with respect to the Black Greek experience. Formal dedication ceremonies were held in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on Cornell University's campus. In conjunction with the ceremonies the Dean of Students, Dr. David Drinkwater; the Director of the Central C a m p u s Student Union, Brother LeNorman Strong; the Director of the Learning Skills Center, Dr. William Collins; t h e D i r e c t o r of t h e Office of Equal Opportunity, Donald Johnson; and the National Executive Secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Brother James Blanton, III, provided presentation around our theme: "Building on a Tradition of Leadership." Each of the 20 members of Alpha Chapter serves as positive role model to the Black population at Cornell University. The selfless service of Alpha Chapter has inspired 12 young men to join the "First of All. . . ." Thus, be it known to all in Black Greekdom, that at Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Legacy of Excellence Continues!

norfolk state u E Pi leads at NSU To all Alphadom, the Epsilon Pi Chapter, Norfolk State University, wishes a Happy New Year. It is our hope that all fraternal endeavors are successful. We, the brothers of (Notorious) E Pi, are hard at work upholding the aims or our dear fraternity. The Fall '85 semester was very productive for us here in the city by the Elizabeth River. Since our chartering in 1962 we have been an important asset to the NSU Family and surrounding communities. Among our very notable accomplishments we have the distinction of placing three brothers in the 1986 Edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. These distinguished brothers are Steve Butler, Greg 36

Davis, Greg Willis. The tutorial program, at Bowling Park Recreation Center, we conduct is going into its 10th year of existence. A Christmas Party was held for the children of this very vital community project. The chapter has the privilege of having two of NSU's class presidents— Brothers Vince Mohr, Junior Class President, and Greg Davis, Senior Class President. Brother Davis has been class president four consecutive years, a first at the university. In celebration of Norfolk State's Golden Anniversary, we sponsored a "50 Years of Progress" Dance with a percentage of the profits going to the scholarship fund. Prior to the Thanksgiving break we held a Lip Sync Contest for the student body, where the kids from our tutorial program as well as some of the bothers participated as exhibition contestants. Also a food basket was given to a family in the nearby community for Thanksgiving. Epsilon Pi has three Brothers who play an important role in the staff of campus radio station WNSB-FM Jazz 91. The program director of Norfolk State Broadcasting and former Student Government A s s o c i a t i o n P r e s i d e n t , Brother Winthrop Maduro, is assisted by chapter president Brother Greg Willis. The sports director is Brother Traven Jones, who gives play-byplay broadcast of NSU Basketball. We are also the sponsor of a Reggae Show on the station, which airs weekly. In an effort to maintain the unity and closeness the Alpha Family enjoys, our sisters of AKA hosted an informal spaghetti dinner where such games as charades and Trivial Pursuit were played. We ended the semester with a tri-chapter dinner in honor of the trailblazers of Alpha — the Seven Jewels. The participating chapters for this annual Founder's Day Celebration were Gamma Iota and Nu Theta, Hampton and Old Dominion universities respectively. The speaker for this grand occasion was Brother Louis Paris, an anchorman with local station WTKR-TV. The elected officials of Epsilon Pi chapter for 1985-86 are as follows: Brothers Gregory W. Willis, President; John C. Smalls, Vice-President; William C. White, Treasurer; Steve Butler, Recording Secretary; Pernall

Jordan, Corresponding Secretary; Vincent B. Mohr, Business Manager; Reginald A. Black, Dean of Pledgees; Gregory A. Davis, Associate Editor to the Sphinx; J a m e s E. B a n k s , Community Projects Director; Mark Bartlett, Sweetheart Court Advisor; and Kenneth Sutton, Graduate Advisor. E Pi welcomes correspondence from all other chapters with regard to your functions. We will continue to be the traveling chapter we are, spreading the Light of Alpha where ever we may go. "06"! —Gregory A. Davis

Virginia General President visits Central Virginia Brothers in Alpha throughout Central and Southern Virginia assembled on the historic hill at Virginia State University for a Founders' Day and a service of rededication. The theme was: Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Leadership and Service. Nu Lambda Chapter, Nu Omicron Lambda Chapter and Beta Gamma Chapter were the on-site host chapters. The planning committee, which involved brothers throughout the district, was headed by Brother Willie J. Bradley. The opening event was a luncheon for wives, special guests and children of brothers and the widows of deceased brothers. State-wide guests were Brothers G. W. C. Brown, C. A. Pennington and Leo H. Ross, officers of the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Many other brothers were present from the Richmond City Area. Brother George W. McLaughlin presided during the luncheon. Brother Robin A. Clifton extended the welcome and special music was presented by Brother Knowlton H. Bassard. The formal program was held in the historic Virginia Hall with Brother Grady Powell, presiding. The invocation was given by Brother Jame W. Johnson followed by greetings from Brother Clarence Penn and Brother James Smith. Music was presented by representatives from the The Sphinx/Spring 1986


Pan-Hellenic Choir, Ms Langhorne Anderson and Harold Horton. The candlelight service was presented by Brothers Rickie Garland and C. A. Flood. Brother Willie J. Bradley presented special awards to Brothers: Willie Townes, Clarence Penn, Jesse Mayes and Grady Powell. The speaker was introduced by Brother James Cephas. The address was given by Brother Charles C. Teamer, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Congratulatory remarks and fraternity notes were presented by Brother Ernest L. Morse, Southern District Director of the Eastern Region and Area Coordinator of the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Brother Morse presented a scholarship award and announced the proceeds from this combined Founders' Day activity will go to the VACAPAF Scholarship Fund. The Offertory - a slide presentation of exemplary activities of Alpha Brothers - was presented by Brother John F. Banks. Brother Alexander H. Easley led the Service of Rededication. After Retiring the Jewels two floral arrangements of yellow roses were presented in memory of deceased brothers. The Alpha Phi Alpha Hymn and Benediction ended the 1985 Founders' Day and Service of Rededication for the chapters in Central and Southern Virginia. General President Brother Charles C. Teamer was the honored guest at a reception prior to the luncheon. After the public program the brothers joined with Brother Teamer in a "Night Cap" fellowship hour. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;John F. Banks

new york Health Science scholarship set in Syracuse Iota Kappa Lambda Chapter is establishing a $100 scholarship to be awarded to a black student graduating from Nottingham High School with the highest academic credits in the Health Science field. The Sphinx/Spring 1986

The Brothers of Theta Chapter, Chicago, Illinois. The Fraternity's 8th oldest chapter, Theta draws its members from Columbia College-Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois in Chicago. The award is in memory of the late Brother Melvin C. Beard, II. The first recipient will receive the award in June 1986. Brothers Askew, Sargent, Timberlake and Goodwine again planned and executed another bus trip to see the Buffalo Bills-Miami Dolphins game in Buffalo, New York on November 24. After the game, members of the chapter and their guest dined at the Howard Johnson restaurant. A Smoker was held in October and a Sphinx Club has been organized under the leadership of Brother Parker. Representatives of the undergraduate chapter on Syracuse University campus have been meeting with Iota Kappa Lambda.

MIDWEST uic Theta Chapter to defend state and regional titles The Brothers of Theta Chapter,

Alpha's eighth oldest, extend their warmest greetings to the general brotherhood. We are happy to report that the 1984-85 Alpha year has been a good one for us; and we will be back to defend our state and regional crowns. By this time next year, we hope to say we'll be defending a National crown as well. Theta Chapter is Columbia College-Chicago, Loyola UniversityChicago, and the University of Illinois in Chicago, where we have always been a leader in service to our c o m m u n i t y . This year n e o p h y t e Brother Kevin J o h n s o n is our Community Service Chairman. Some of the community service projects participated in by Theta were the NAACP Tag Day; WTTW-Channel 11 Subscription Drive-Telethon; our annual food and clothes drive; our annual Haunted House and Halloween Party, where 300 plus Mollison Elementary School children took part; and ongoing work with La Rabida Children's Hospital. On Saturday, December 21, 1985, we held our 5th annual SweetheartChristmas Ball at the Americana Congress Hotel in Chicago. Thirteen young ladies participated this year. Sweetheart Court Chairman, Brother 37


Jody McMillen and Co-Chairs, Brothers Jeff Newton and Greg Chapman, presented the winners. Miss Black & Gold for '86 is Nora Rhimes, Miss Theta is Lisa Rogers, and Miss Alpha is Andrea McDowell. Once again we would like to thank the thirteen ladies for their interest in Alpha and their participation with Theta's service to the community. When the Christmas Ball ends, Theta starts interviewing young men thinking of "Holding Alpha High." There are seventeen guys interstedwe wish them good luck. The 1986 year also brings upon our basketball rivalry with the local Nupes. We hope they've improved since their three straight losses to us last year. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Randall Bacon

central state u Proven leaders in the collegiate world The distinguished men of Delta Xi Chapter started off the Fall quarter in grand fashion as they placed three Brothers on the Executive Branch of the CSU Student Government Association. Last spring the brothers pooled their resources together and helped Brothers Mark F. Short (junior, communications major) get elected President of the S.G. A.; and also Phil Black (senior, political science major) as Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Court and Brother David Shepard (senior, business major) as the Corresponding Secretary. Thus far the Student Government Association has done a great job and we are very proud of these brothers for their accomplisments. Delta Xi has also regained its title "Organization of the year" for the second consecutive year in last years campus-wide spring elections, an accomplishment that ranks extremely high among other various awards in our chapter. We are also very proud of and heartily welcome to our chapter the neophytes of the "Ubiquity15" which is the first Utopian line at Delta Xi. We are very thrilled to have them among the few who see the light at Delta Xi. 38

Among the projects that the Brothers are currently working is a weekly seminar series, which feature discussions on "Sexual Awareness," "Law enforcement Awareness," etc. The brothers have also given trophies away, at pep-rallies sponsored by Student Government, to outstanding players on the team both offensively and defensively. We also continued in our effort to support the Xenia community by sponsoring our annual Halloween Party for youth at a local Xenia church. Delta Xi Chapter also took first place for the second consecutive year in a can food drive to help out needy citizens, sponsored by the Inter-Organizational Council. The Brothers at Central State are off to an exceptional start. The main event of Winter Quarter was our annual memorial service to our beloved Brother, Martin Luther King, Jr. We continue to accept the challenge that Alpha has bestowed upon us and to excel in the collegiate world. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mark F. Short

eastern michigan u Epsilon Eta sponsors Anti-Apartheid March Greetings to our Brothers in Alpha, from the Brothers of Epsilon Eta Chapter, Eastern Michigan University. We trust all brothers are holding the light of Alpha high enough so that every man, woman, and child can make it through the night! The brothers here at Epsilon Eta take great pride in the service projects we have accomplished, and those that remain to be done! Our Chapter President is Brother Gregory Dill, a CAD-CAM major, who has proven his leadership capabilities through planning and hard work. Brother Leon Small is our Vice President. He is a finance major who this year won a $4,000.00 scholarship from Digital Computer Corporation. Brother Michael "Shaker" Calhoun, our Treasurer, was an NCAA quartermiler this year. Brother Mark Garner, a Business Administration major, serves as the Chapter Secretary. Brother Dunny

Smith, a Criminal Justice major, serves as the Sergeant-at-Arms. Finally, Brother Forrest Branch, an Economics and Pre-Law major, serves as the Chapter Historian and speaks at all campus functions germane to the fraternity. The brothers of Epsilon Eta hold sacred the fraternity motto "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All". The past and upcoming events have stressed each meaning of the motto. Our yearly A<1>A Icebreaker was held on Friday, September 13, 1985. This dance saw nearly 800 people in attendance, as the Brothers "stepped for Alpha" at the crowd's amazement. On September 19, 1985, the chapter held its annual Black Faculty and Staff Reception. We sponsor this event to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of our black faculty members here at EMU, and also to establish more communication between the students and the faculty. Dr. John Porter, Eastern's first black President, commended Brother Dill and the entire chapter on an excellent program. Also in September, the chapter members acted as officials in the March of Dimes Special Olympics held by the local police department in our area. One of the main events held on our campus this year was the all-city Anti-Apartheid March held on October 3, 1985. It is important to note that Brother Forrest Branch, who is also the NAACP Vice President on our campus, along with Sabrina Baker, President of the NAACP, planned the entire event. After being inspired by the national convention's protest march held in Atlanta, Brother Branch brought the idea back to EMU and planning took place immediately. The march saw 400 participants with the Brothers of Epsilon Eta leading the way. Also the chapter was responsible for the success of the Anti-Apartheid Awareness Week which led u p to the march. Currently the chapter is working with UNICEF, to raise money for the desolate starving children of the world. Brother Calhoun is heading the project. In the past we have raised over $1000. This culminated in an all campus party sponsored by A<t>A and TKE on November 1st. Remember ". . . to aid downtrodden humanity" is an The Sphinx/Spring 1986


ambition of Alpha Phi Alpha. November was State Convention month for our chapter. The State Convention was co-hosted by Theta Zeta Lambda (Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti), Epsilon (U of Michigan), and Epsilon Eta of course,â&#x20AC;&#x201D;on November 8th and 9th. The highlighting event was a Jobs Fair with representatives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler Corporation, to name a few. Later, our own chapter provided full use of the university recreation building. An A<J>A stepdown was also held. The month of December, as always, was the month all Brothers will look forward to. In the memory of the Seven Jewels, Alpha Week at Epsilon Eta was definitely successful and busy. We held a Financial Aid Workshop for students who need governmental funding for their education. An Alpha Phi Alpha smoker for scholastic young men was held for those interested in pledging our fraternity At the end of the week on December 7th, we had our annual Founder's Day dance, which included a performance by the "steppingest" brothers in the nation - which was too . . . cold . . .!!! Our Dean Of Pledges for the Winter 1986 Sphinxman Line is Brother Marcus Martin. The Brothers of Epsilon Eta, with the guidance of Brother Martin and our President, Brother Dill, will rekindle the warmth of Brotherhood as we instill, indoctrinate, and teach well the principles and intrinsic values necessary in endeavoring to become Alpha men. With the help of those outstanding Brothers: Greg Dill, Leon Small Forrest Branch, Marcus Martin, Gerard Grimes, Tomme Dickerson, Mark Garner, Dunny Smith, Jim Murphy, Randy Manns, Ben Nelson, Mike Calhoun, Carl Shaw, Robert Hawkins, Chet Rogers, Tony Duckett, Glen Williams, Ron Mayfield, Craig Leek, Vernon Attles, Mike Hinton, Saul Ellis Jr., Tony Robinson, Dwayne Haywood, Edgar Kennebrew, Marquis Scott, Verick Tucker, Robert Lagrand, Darwin Scott, and Tyrone Jordan, we will always be noticed by others as the most influential, hardworking, and most spirited organization on campus. Finally my good brothers, Epsilon Eta chapter has its eye on chapter of The Sphinx/Spring 1986

the year for 1986 and the years to come. So this is fair warning to all college chapters to "watch out", because Epsilon Eta is on the move!!!

kent state u Epsilon Delta named most outstanding frot With the close of the 1985 academic year the Brothers of Epsilon Delta Chapter, Kent State University, would like to offer the entire Black & Gold family a most gracious welcome, with hopes that 1985 was as prosperous a year for you as it was for our chapter and its individual members. We kicked 1985 off with our annual Black & Gold Pageant and Ball titled, "A Dream Of Prosperity." The ball was done in typical Alpha fashion as we welcomed the return of many alumni brothers as well as brothers from all over the state of Ohio. The night entailed a dinner, a fashion show featuring some of Brother Marc White's fashions, a speech by Brother Dr. Alfred Killings, awards and tributes to the Jewels and various brothers and faculty members, the crowning of Miss Black & Gold, and a dance that brought the KSU cam-

pus to life. By having a successful ball we were able to raise over $200 for the Brother Oscar Ritchie Book Loan Program, which offers the opportunity for needy students to purchase books at less than one-third of their actual cost. During the year we conducted various social and service projects to aid the Kent community, among which were: a canned food drive, a clothes drive, the only Parent's Day program hosted by a black organization, and we raised even more money for the book loan program. We were also named outstanding fraternity on campus by Black United Students, as well as establishing the highest grade point average of any greek letter organization. We were also given the November Spirit award by Interfraternity Council. In 1985 our chapter welcomed four new brothers into Alphadom, who crossed the burning sands December 14, 1985. They call themselves, "Omnipotent Force," and consist of Luther Cooper Jr., Michael Parker, Gary Stevens, and Roy Ware. The 1985 year also saw the election of new officers, who are; Otis Smith, President; George Durden, Vice President; Marc White, Treasurer; Charlie Heyman, Recording Secretary; Christopher Tall, Editor-to-the-Sphinx and B.A.R.T. master; Charles Fleming, 39


Many individual brothers exemplified Alpha's commitment to excellence, such as; O. J. Smith, who was named Resaissance King, won the Dr. Martin L. King award for community service, and was invited to participate in a seminar hosted by the Xerox corporation; Christopher Tall, who received the John Coates and Charles Wesley awards for academic achievement and was selected to serve as an intern for the IBM corporation of Akron; Marc White, who choreographed a Shaker Square fashion show featuring his Unisex apparel; and Roy Ware, who is a guard on the KSU basketball squad. We would like to extend our best wishes to four distinguished collegians, who recently graduated from KSU. They are Victor Tall, Maurice Stevens, William Bass and Michael Oxner. We offer our deepest gratitude to Dr. Ron Brown and Dr. Earl Duvall, who consistently motivate us and who have continuously shown us the strength of a strong bond between undergraduate and graduate brothers. We also wish Brother Alvin Walton the best as he serves our country in the U.S. Air Force in Panama City. We miss you, "sands". Finally the brothers of Epsilon Delta would like to urge brothers to understand the importance of staying in school and obtaining your respective degrees by offering this thought, "Every man is basically the same by nature, it is through knowledge that he develops into a unique and diversified individual, and so if you begin to think the price of education is high, check out the cost of ignoranceV —Christopher Tall

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mini SOUTH m i l alabama A successful year for Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter

The Brothers of Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Montgomery, Alabama, at the close of a successful 1985 year, would like to extend warm and fraternal greetings to all brothers of Alpha. The members of Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter have and will continue to carry on the spirit and high ideas of our founding brothers. We would also like to thank all brothers of Alpha for their hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication in our attempts to make this a better world for all mankind. Newly elected officers for the 198586 fraternal year are: Tyrone C. Means, President; John L. Varnado, Vice-President; Ronald L. Ashley, Recording Secretary; Wendell Saxon, Corresponding Secretary; Frank Jenkins, Financial Secretary; John Lightfoot, Treasurer; William Martin, Chaplain; Melvin C. Ellis, Editor-tothe-Sphinx; Henry Barron, Dean of Pledges; Moses Howze, Seargent-atArms; and Charles Price, Parliamentarian. Our annual Black and Gold Ball was held on June 1, at the Candle Light Dinner Theater. Entertainment was provided by Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces Band. In typical A l p h a fashion Brother William Martin presided over a smoker at the home of our nationally renowned Brother Dr. J. Garrick Hardy. Brother Martin introduced six young men to the chapter, who are prepared to cross those burning sands into Alphadom. Our annual fraternity picnic was held on July 20, at Trenholm State Technical College. In November our Chapter, with the assistance of Beta Upsilon and Omicron Alpha Chapters, hosted the Alabama State Conference, at the Governor's House Hotel and Conference Center. The theme of the conference was "Black Youth in Pursuit of Excellence". The State conference steering committee was chaired by

Brother Thomas C. Ervin. The opening Session was called to order by Alabama State Director, Brother Leotis Peterman, who also gave the State of Alpha (Alabama) address. Highlights of the conference included: the Miss Black and Gold pageant, a Step Contest, the Fraternal and Oratorical Luncheon, and the Awards Banquet. Several workshops were conducted to address future goals of the state, the development of strong leadership in the black community, the consolidation of our reclamation efforts, and to discuss our African and American historical and cultural heritage. Final remarks and the status of our National Headquarters construction fund drive were given by Brother Joseph E. Hey ward, Executive Secretary-Alpha South. We would like to give special thanks to the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and our sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, who assisted in making our conference a success. This year's academic scholarship was awarded to Brother Cedric Young, gpa 3.0, a member of Beta Upsilon Chapter at Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama. Thomas C. Ervin, Jr. was the recipient of our grant to attend the annual Youth Leadership Conference at Benedict College in South Carolina. Our Founder's Day observance was held on Sunday, December 1, at the Thelma Glass Auditorium on the campus of Alabama State University. The guest speaker was Brother Attorney J. Mason Davis, President of the Birmingham Bar Association. Brother Davis gave an eloquent speech in which he discussed the Seven Jewels of our fraternity and their attributes to society. On December 23, our Chapter paid tribute to Brother Leotis Peterman, Alabama State Director. Brother Peterman was awarded the Distinquished Service Award for his dedication, leadership and service to our chapter, the community and the state of Alabama. With regret we must say goodby to Brother Peterman, who has accepted the position of Chief Business Officer at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee. Omega Services were performed for Brother Grover Dixon II on December 13, at Ross-Clayton's Funeral Home. Brother Dixon entered Omega ChapThe Sphinx/Spring 1986


ter on December 10, at Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama. Looking toward 1986 and the future, Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter will h o s t a s c h o l a r s h i p fund raiser at the M o n t g o m e r y Civic C e n t e r on February 28. Entertainment for the event will be provided by the Northside School for the Performing Arts, of Atlanta, Georgia. Funds generated by the affair will be used for scholarship awards and other community activities.

florido Onward ond Upward in Polk Country

A hearty greeting to Alphamen everywhere. This Fraternal Year, like all others, has proven to be very enjoyable thus far for the members of Mu Zeta Lambda chapter, Polk County, Florida. With the express purpose in mind of providing a cultural challenge to our young men, we sponsored a male student at Lake Wales Junior High to the state choral festival. This provided the student with the opportunity to interact with other outstanding voice students from throughout the state of Florida, and we are sure it was a tremendous boost to his overall personal development. Founder's Day 1985 was observed on December 6, 1985 at the Abbey Restaurant in Lakeland. The program was set in motion with the Invocation by Brother Lynwood Bell. It was symbolic that Brother Bell start the program as it was he, among others, who was very instrumental in getting this chapter started back in 1975. Brother Bell was this chapter's first president and has been the most active of the original charter members throughout the entire ten years of this chapter's existence. Brother Bell is also a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha and is held in high esteem by all the Brothers throughout the state. After the Invocation the Welcome was given by Brother Laveral King. Following the welcome the Brothers, their wives, and guests then dined on a delicious seafood buffet dinner. Next "Historical The Sphinx/Spring 1986

The Brothers of Mu Zeta Lambda, and their wives, at the chapter's 1985 Founder's Day observance. Sketches of Alpha" were given by Brother Donzell Floyd, tracing the significant events from 1906 to the present. This was followed by observations and closing remarks by this year's chapter president, Brother Alphonse Stewart. During the Christmas Holidays we provided four needy families throughout the county with food baskets, and thus assured these family members that their Christmas dinners wouldn't go lacking. Brother James Tharpe chaired this project, which brought smiles to many faces. On January 11, 1986 we participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. observance in the city of Lakeland. We provided a display of highlights of Dr. King's Life at the local youth recreation center, as well as entered a car in the parade. The highlight of this affair came during the formal program when Brother Lorenzo Robinson of Lakeland presented the Alpha Certificate of Merit to Mrs. Christine Simmons, sponsor of the local Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops. These young men had successfully addressed the Lakeland City Commission concerning changing the name of North Dakota Avenue (the main street through the Black community) to Martin Luther King Avenue. After their presentation the Commission unanimously voted for the name change as well as

agreed to enter a float in the parade representing the City of Lakeland. We considered this a Herculean effort on the part of the Scout Troops and cited them for it, for surely in this same troop are future Alphamen. The month of March saw us conduct our annual Alpha Blood DriveHypertension check. Each year we sponsor this project at the Citrus Regional Blood Center in Lakeland. We have an Alpha Blood Bank set up there where annually we contribute a pint of blood as well as encourage members of the community to do likewise, or at least to come by and have their blood pressure checked free of charge. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the leading killers among Black people so we consider this project very worthwhile. In accordance with our Public Policy Statement at the National Convention in Atlanta, which pertained to our continued support of Black Colleges, our chapter has a rare double which warrents mentioning. The Polk County Chapters of the National Alumni Associations of Bethune Cookman College and Florida A & M University, the state's two oldest historically Black Colleges, are currently being headed by two members of our chapter. Brother Donzell Floyd is the current president of the Polk County Chapter of the BCC Alumni Association and Brother 41


Laveral King currently serves as president of the FAMU Polk County Chapter. Each is a graduate of the respective schools and since this is the first time both prexys belonged to the same Greek Letter Organization in this county, we tip our hats to these Brothers and urge them to continue onward and upward. We close here anxiously looking forward to the National Convention in Washington, D.C. this summer, where once again we can fellowship with Alphamen from all over the world. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Donzell Floyd

alabama News from Delta Thefa Lambda Chapter The members of Delta Theta Lambda Chapter extend best wishes and greetings to all Brothers. Brother Robert Richardson, our creative and energetic president, is working diligently to keep that old Alpha spirit alive in the faithful members of our chapter. Other officers, who are working cooperatively with Brother Richardson, are Brothers James Heyward, Vice President; Arlyce J. Garth, Recording Secretary; Kirby Stevenson, Financial Secretary; Dawson I. Horn, Jr., Treasurer; John Hall, Editor-to-The Sphinx; Kenneth Binford, Dean of Pledgees; P.E.R. Ammons, Chaplain; Hugh Lacy, Director of Educational Activities; and Lindsey Fields, Parliamentarian. Our annual formal dance was a huge success. The social committee, 'superbly chaired by Brother Wilbert Brown, attracted Alpha participation, together with spouses and friends, for a beautiful evening of fun and frolic. During July, the chapter, along with the undergraduate chapter, Delta Gamma at Alabama A & M University, held a Project Alpha Workshop for Male Teenagers on Teenage Pregnancy. Brother Hugh Lacy was instrumental in getting over seventy teenage participants from the local schools. Delta Theta Lambda and Delta Gamma Chapters held their 79th observance of Founders' Day on 42

December 10, 1985. The program was one of the finest held in the true tradition of the Fraternity. Brother Dr. Douglas Covington, a member of Delta Theta Lambda and President of Alabama A & M University, was the keynote speaker. Others on program were Brothers George Hobson, T o m m y L o c k h a r t , a n d Robert Richardson. A reception followed at the House of Alpha, where under the leadership of Brother Kenneth Binford, six aspiring and potential members of this year's Sphinx Club, were introduced. . Among other activities for this year was the Annual Toy Dance. This affair is held annually for sharing toys to needy families at Christmas time. The annual New Year's Eve Party was held at the Alpha Complex. The chapter initiated the Annual Fraternal Breakfast to commemorate the celebration of the Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday. This affair will become an annual affair with the chapter. Our chapter is "on the move" and "we are involved". Delta Theta Lambda has pursued vigorously the national thrust of Alpha Phi Alpha. Our chapter is making a significant impact on the lives of its members and the community. The chapter resolves to continue as its members move onward and upward toward the summit of the Fraternity's noble aims and objectives. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;John Hall

alabama a & m u This is the year for Delta Gamma The Brothers of Delta Gamma Chapter extend the warmest of fraternal greetings to all within the realms of Alpha. The opening of the fall semester saw the return of forty (40) b r o t h e r s to " T h e H i l l . " The chapter is under the leadership of our dilligent officers; President, Keith Malone; Vice-President, Willie Patterson; Recording Secretary, Victor Bell; Corresponding Secretary, Marvin Randolph; Treasurer, Dwight Swindle; Chaplain, Ronald Comer; Parliamentarian, Vincent Pierce;

Sergeant-at-Arms, Sebastian Ingram; Dean of Pledgees, Darryl Brown; Assistant Dean of Pledgees, John James; Historian, Stephen Pearson; and Editor-to-The Sphinx, Robert Drake. The first of many highlights of the semester was our annual Miss Black and Gold pageant. This year's winner was the petite and lovely Ms. Constance Tiller. The brothers are most proud of our queen who is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a member of the Delta Delta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Constance is a junior, majoring in communications. She has continued to serve the chapter well, as she was elected first-runner up to Miss Black and Gold Alabama. Delta Gamma was awarded the first place trophy in this year's Annual Homecoming Greek Show, and we were also victorious at the Greek Show held in Birmingham during the Magic City Classic. The event was sponsored by Miller Brewing Company. Delta Gamma was ranked No. 1 in a competition that consisted of Greeks from Alabama State as well as Alabama A & M. Delta Gamma continues to hold "The Light" high through educational and community service. The Brothers continued the tutorial services that are rendered to the elementary schools in the Huntsville community. During the month of October, Delta Gamma sponsored Halloween treats for the children at the Childhood Development Center on campus. Another project initiated this year was the donation of funds to a needy family, in an effort to spread a little cheer during the holiday season. In keeping with our motto of service and scholarship, Delta Gamma was chosen as the chapter in the state of Alabama with the highest academic average, and our own Brother Darryl Cobbin was chosen regional and area champion in the Oratorical Contest. The climax of the semester was the celebration of Alpha's birthday. This affair was held in the form of a banquet, and sponsored in conjunction with the brothers of Delta Theta Lambda chapter. The brotherhood was enlightened with words of inspiration by many from among our ranks, but the highlight of the evening, was The Sphinx/Spring 1986


a moving address by Brother Dr. Douglas Covington, president of the university. Delta Gamma has adopted the phrase "This is our Year!" to serve as a motto, and an inspiration for things to come. We will continue to lead, as others follow. —Robert H. Drake

SOUTHWEST texas Metroplex Alpha's celebrate Founders' Day The Metroplex Council of Alpha Chapters, which includes chapters from the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, observed the 79th Annual Founders' Day of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The affair was held at the Ambassador Park Hotel in Dallas on December 6, 1985 at 7:30 PM. Over 100 brothers, accompanied by wives and sweethearts, were in attendance. A challenging message was delivered by Randall Palmer, III, Esquire, who is from San Antonio, Texas and the Vice President of the Southwestern Region. He spoke on "The Civil Rights of Blacks and the Decline of Affirmative Action in America." Chapters represented in the Metroplex Council of Alphas and their presidents are: Alpha Sigma Lambda - Dallas, Brother Gilfort Coleman; Beta Tau Lambda - Ft. Worth, Brother Art Clemmons; Nu Pi Lambda - Arlington, Brother Calvin Hilton; Xi Tau Lambda - North Dallas County, Brother Albert Johnson; Epsilon Gamma - Bishop College, Brother Calvin Gabriel; Eta Epsilon - North Texas State University, Brother Don Hill; Eta Psi - Texas Christian University, Brother Blake Mooreman; Iota Omicron - Southern Methodist University, Brother Reginald Carpenter; Zeta Chi - University of Texas at Arlington, Brother Tracy Baysinger and Zeta Tau - East Texas State University, Brother Darius Baszile. Jerry Holmes of Fort Worth is President of the Metroplex Council Chapters. Other officers present included State Treasurer, James Conner and The Sphinx/Spring 1986

Chapter Presidents and special guests are shown at the Metroplex Council of Alphas Founders' Day Program. Shown are 1 to r, Calvin Hinton, NUA; Reginald Carpenter, 10; Calvin Gabriel, ET; Darius Baszile, ZT; Randall Palmer, HI, Southwestern Vice President; Gerald Joseph, Texas State President; Jerry Holmes, Metroplex Council President; Albert Johnson, ETA; and Gilfort Coleman, M\. Gerald W. Joseph, President of Texas State Council of Alpha Chapters from Houston, Texas. Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter, Gilfort Coleman, President, and Xi Tau Lamba chapter, Albert Johnson, President, were the host chapters. —James L. White

arkansas Pi Lambda celebrates Founders' Day The Brothers of Pi Lambda Chapter extend greetings to all who abide within the House of Alpha. Pi Lambda Chapter celebrated Founders' Day on December 8, 1985 by attending morning worship services together at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas and with an afternoon program at the King Solomon Baptist Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas. The afternoon program was presided over by State Director, Brother Hubert Brown. The Founders' Day Program Chairman was Brother Charlie Reed. The theme

for the day was "For we are labourers together with God" / Corinthians 3:9. Highlighting the Founders' Day Program was the naming of Pi Lambda Chapter's 1985 Alpha Man ' of the Year. This award is presented to the Brother who has made the most significant contribution to the chapter and community throughout the year. Named 1985 Alpha Man of the Year was Brother Billy Watson. Pi Lambda Chapter initiated the Alpha Man of the Year Award in 1983. There have been two other recipients — Brother Curtis Sykes and Brother James Wilson. Pi Lambda Chapter presented its 35th Annual Debutante Ball on Friday December 27, 1985 at the Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock, Arkansas. Forty-six young women made their debut into society at the occasion. This is the 15th year that the ball has been a charity affair. Organizations to benefit from the ball are the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Young Men's Christian Association, the United Negro College Fund and the Adopt-a-School Program. Several young ladies from the coterie received special honors. Those honors are as 43


follows: Terri Miller, Miss Alpha Phi Alpha; Ruth Gardner, 1st runner-up; Sonya Springer, 2nd runner-up; and Angela Ross, Miss Congeniality. The General Debutante Ball Chairman was Brother McKinley Newton. T. Purnell Henderson

nicholls state u Greetings from Kappa Mu

We, the Brothers of the Kappa Mu Chapter, founded March 22, 1975 on the campus of Nicholls State University, send a warm fraternal greeting to all Alpha Brothers. The 1985 year was a good year for our chapter. In the spring the chapter participated in the Louisiana State Conference in Baton Rouge. The theme of the conference was "Restructuring and Strengthening the Fraternity from Within." The Conference Committee included two brothers from the chapter, Tyrone E. Melancon and Aronious A. Dorris. The chapter attended workshops and business sessions that helped our rebuilding process. Brothers that also attended the conference from Kappa Mu were Troy R. James, Emile C. Nelson, Aaron Williams and Lucien K. Perro. The chapter also participated in the Ms. Black and Gold Pageant where Ms. Genevia Arsene represented Kappa Mu. In 1985 the chapter helped the Thibodaux chapter of the American Cancer Society raise money by going door to door; held a car wash to help raise money for the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation; and collected canned goods for the needy. The chapter donated blood in a University blood drive. The chapter initiated two new brothers into the Kappa Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Byron D. Henderson, who is a junior and majoring in electrical engineering; and Dewayne Harrison. Harrison is a senior majoring in government and is the star football player for the NSU Colonels. He has broken many school records and won many awards and is presently being scouted heavily by the NFL. On December 4, 1985, the brothers held a Founders' Day banquet at the Sizzlin Steak House in Thibodaux. 44

Kappa Mu Brothers and guests celebrate Founder's Day 1985 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Brother Garyland Wallis was the keynote speaker. The brothers attending were sharply dressed and ready for the occasion. Brother Wallis recognized the founding brothers and spoke on the issue of apartheid. The sweethearts of the Kappa Mu chapter are very active and supportive of every function in the workings of Alpha. We would like to say that Alpha Phi Alpha is truly "First of All, Servants of All, We shall transcend AH".

texas Where does the General President speak after the General Convention?

Brothers, our General President, Brother Charles C. Teamer, gave Alpha Eta Lambda (Houston) a great and fresh start on the new year. Early in September, he was guest speaker at our first event of the year: our annual Round-Up. More than one hundred brothers gathered and we appreciate Brother Teamer's presence. The positive notes which he sounded still linger and we have begun what may well be one of the most successful years in our chapter's history! Thanks, Brother Teamer!!!

We are also especially proud of the fact that General President Teamer has committed to make Houston his first s t o p after each G e n e r a l Convention during his term. Every September he will speak at our annual Round-Up. At Round-Up we stress reclamation and no chapter in all of Alphadom can recall and reclaim Alpha Men with a better and more effective voice than that of the General President. Thanks Again, General President Teamer!!! This year, of course, will proceed not unlike any other: we will continue to build on our traditional social and service oriented projects. Last year, at our toy dance we entertained upwards of three hundred and collected more than two hundred toys. These toys brought smiles and Christmas to children who, otherwise, wouldn't have had reason to smile nor occasion to celebrate the joy of Christmas. Thanks to our "Take It To The Sky" project, one hundred underprivileged kids have now experienced, first hand, the magic of ". . , those magnificent flying machines". The Texas Council of Alpha Chapters held its State Convention in Houston's plush Hyatt Regency Hotel. Alpha Eta Lambda, Delta Theta and Eta Mu Treated Texas Brothers to a class convention in classic Texas style: BIIIIIIIGGGGGGG!!!!! The Sphinx/Spring 1986


We are still growing. At the end of Fraternal Year, 1984, we were the tenth largest alumni chapter. Today, we are the eighth largest chapter in alpha. Further, we have brought new blood into the fold: Brothers: Freddie Harris, John Jones, Lamar Laster, Donald Meely, Eric Northern, Willie Rhodes and Keith Scott. Our new Chapter Officers include Brothers: Walter H. Criner, Sr., President; Robert Morrison, Vice President; Gerald Josoph, Recording Secretary; Earl Shepherd, Financial Secretary; Richard E. Reed, Corresponding Secretary; Rodney Williams, Treasurer; Fred Reynolds, Dean of Pledges; Vivian Chagois, Editor-toThe-Sphinx; George Bell, Parliamentarian; James B. Harrison, Historian; Forest Henry, Director of Educational Activities; Curtis Cooper, Sergeant-at-Arms; Earnest Gibson, Chaplain. It is always a pleasure to communicate with the Brotherhood and we extend best wishes for a successful new year. Hail Alpha!!!

louisiono Beta Iota Lambda inducts four; serves needy The brothers of Beta Iota Lambda Chapter are pleased to share with the o t h e r c h a p t e r s in A l p h a d o m an account of some of their activities: In a recent initiation ceremony, the m e m b e r s h i p of Beta Iota Lambda was increased by four with the induction of some outstanding leaders in the community. Initiated were Reverend Stewart Freeman, pastor of the McKowen Baptist Church of Baton Rouge; Professor Calvin Walker of the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Southern University; Vincent Manuel, second year law student at the Southern University Law Center; and Mr. Robert Johnson, chemist at the Wyandotte Chemical Company, makers of BSAF materials in Geismar, Louisiana. This was an outstanding pledge class and engaged in several outstanding community service projects. At a reception in their honor the group, led by Brother Manuel, presented a sculptured wood shield of the fraternity's The Sphinx/Spring 1986

emblem to the chapter. On December 21, 1985, for the tenth straight year, Beta Iota Lambda Chapter entertained the Senior Citizens of Baton Rouge with a Christmas Dinner. Fifty-two senior citizens were present representing sixteen different churches of the city. The music was in charge of Brother Clarence Jones, talented pianist and organist of the city who also serves as organist for the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church pastored by Brother T. J. Jemison, president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Gifts were distributed to those in attendance and again the fraternity could take pride in bringing some measure of the holiday spirit to those who are sometimes overlooked in the rush of the season. Beta Iota Lambda Chapter, which was chartered in 1938, will soon be observing its 50th Anniversary. It remains ever grateful to the nine founding members of the chapter for having made graduate participation in Alpha Phi Alpha a reality for the city of Baton Rouge: Brothers Felton G. Clark, J. S. Clark, B. V. Baranco, Jr., James H. Boswell, Henry Dumoil, William H. Gray, Jr. (father of Congressman William H. Gray, III), Harrison D. Lawless, Russell Smith and Charles Thomas. Present officers of the chapter for the 1985-1986 chapter year are as follows: Brother Thomas J. Wilcox, University Administrator, PresidentBrother Melvin Steele, High School Principal, Vice-President; Brother Joseph Meyensee, University Professor, Recording Secretary; Brother N i c h o l a s H a r r i s o n , H i g h School Teacher, Corresponding Secretary; Brother Vernon Williams, University Professor, Financial Secretary; Brother Larry King, Business Executive, Treasurer; Brother Norman St. Amant, University Administrator, Parliamentarian; Brother Russell Ampey, Retired University Professor, Historian; Brother John Banks, Retired Teacher, Sergeant-at-Arms; Brother Terry Arrington, Industrial Chemist, Dean of Pledges; Brother Michael Combs, University Professor, Chaplain; Brother Marvin L. Yates, University Administrator, Director of Educational Activities; and Brother Huel D. Perkins, University Administrator, Editor-to-the-Sphinx.

California Southern California salutes Cannon and Jewels This year's theme for the Southern California Founders' Day Celebration was â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1906-1985: A Legacy of Leadership. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated has no greater symbol of this legacy of leadership than Brother Raymond W. Cannon. Brother Cannon is a historical link with the past, present, and future of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The area wide Founders' Day Celebration was hosted by Nu Tau Lambda Chapter, which is located in Orange County, California. Nu Tau Lambda's president, Brother Cleo Lewis greeted the brotherhood and served as the afternoon's master of ceremonies. It was evident that a great deal of time and preparation went into the planning of this year's banquet, including the music of HGT with a special addition of Aleisa Boatwright, who incidentally is the daughter of Nu Tau Lambda's Parliamentarian, Brother Carl Boatwright. There was a special tribute to Brother Cannon that was presented after a tremendous keynote address as only Brother Cannon can give. As always Brother Cannon hit on those key issues that are essential to the continued growth and development of Alpha Phi Alpha. He spoke of the Founders, all of whom he was personally acquainted with and their individual challenges that made them each a leader in his own right. He spoke of the times in which the Jewels lived. He spoke of the trials and tribulations and the cultural and social atmosphere of Ithaca, New York in general, and Cornell University in particular. He spoke of those who were of the opinion that Negroes in America were not ready for a fraternal organization such as Alpha Phi Alpha. None the less, 79 years have passed since Alpha Phi Alpha was founded on December 4, 1906. During this time Alpha has been instrumental in many of the 45


advances of black people in this country. Alpha Phi Alpha was in the forefront of the early civil rights movement, go to high school, go to college campaign, and numerous scholarships for young people regardless of their ethnic or religious background. Brother Cannon specifically stressed the fact that the fraternity was instrumental in helping other black greek letter organizations get established. Special awards were given by the Regional Education Coordinator, Brother G. Bernard Brown, to Brother Raymond W. Cannon, Brother Cleo Lewis, and Brother Clifford Simms, who was the Founders' Day Committee Chairman. Brother Brown himself was surprised with a recognition award that was presented by the president of Iota Zeta Lambda, Darryl Johnson. It was announced that the 1985 Martin Luther King Achievement Award was to be presented to Brother Lennie Wilkin, General Manager of the Seattle Supersonics on January 15, 1985, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena - when the Supersonics played the Los Angeles Clippers. Brother Greg French, past Assistant Midwestern Vice President and on the public relations staff for the Clippers, coordinated this event with Brother Bernard Brown. The presentation took place during the half-time of the game. As a footnote: Brother Cannon was i n t r o d u c e d by B r o t h e r N o r m a n T o w e l s , W e s t e r n R e g i o n a l Vice President, in such a thorough and complete manner that when Brother Cannon approached the podium he remarked "I thought for a moment I wouldn't have to make any speech. However I am thankful for the flowers while I'm living, so that I can smell the fragrance." It was the wisdom of the Founders, their foresight and achievement, that helped set the destiny for our race. Beyond the bitter dregs of humiliation, prejudice, and degredation, we can claim credit for progress among our people. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hodari Kinamo

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cal-state/long beach MuChi Marches Toward the Light The Brothers of Mu Chi would like to extend a warm fraternal greeting to men of Alpha. Mu Chi, which is comprised of Brothers from both the Cal State/Long Beach and Cal State/ Dominguez Hills campuses, was founded at the CSULB campus on April 27, 1977. The seven dedicated founders of our Chapter got the ball rolling and we are striving to keep it rolling. Our officers for the new year are: Vincent Rowe, President; Jeffry Prothro, Vice President; Ron Burke, Secretary; Austin Dove, Treasurer; Loren Kinsey, Dean of Pledges/Editorto-the-Sphinx; Theodore H e a d e n , Historian; Charles Patton, Sergeantat-Arms; John Taylor, Director of Education; and Byron Belcher, Corresponding Secretary. We have been very successful in our endeavors thus far, and we are currently in the planning stages of a successful school year for 1986. Some of our activities included a tutorial program at Washington High School

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and an NAACP membership drive. Brothers Theodore Headen and Harold Sykes were both successful head coaches in the area of little league sports. In order to be recognized as a campus organization at CSUDH, we formed the Black and Gold Club, which gave us the opportunity to secure on-campus facilities there. We then worked with the newly formed Black Student Union and held the first annual Black and Gold Talent Show, which featured talent from the campus, as well as from the surrounding community. First place honor was given to Delana Clark, who performed a dazzling dance routine. In our efforts to improve relations among greek organizations on and off campus, we established our APhi-Annual weekend. The event, which was held this year on October 4 and 5, was a big success. The weekend consisted of a dance, and on the following day a bowling tournament with a free-to-all pool party immediately afterwards. Several sororities and fraternities participated in the bowling tournament. The sororities represented were Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Alpha Phi, which had two teams present. The Sphinx/Spring 1986


The fraternities represented were Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Chi, and our own Alpha Delta Chapter from USC. The pool party gave everyone a chance to socialize, and food, games and music were provided. All net proceeds from the bowling tournament and a portion from the dance were donated to the United Negro College Fund. We accompanied Delta Sigma Theta in a visit to a children's hospital on Halloween. We all had fun in our attempts to make the holiday special for the children. Projects in the works include an on-campus symposium dealing with black athletes in sportscasting. We are working together with the Black Studies Department at CSULB to organize this. The program will feature various TV and sports personalities from the area. We also participated in the Kingdom Day Parade. The celebration is held every year on the birthday of the late Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was held in Los Angeles for the first time in 1986, and we want to help make it special since Dr. King's birthday was recognized for the first time as a national holiday.

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Omega Laurence T Young, Sr.,

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Brother MELVIN CHARLES BEARD, II, DDS., entered Omega Chapter Thursday, February 14th, 1985. He was born October 28, 1935 in Mobile, AL. He received his early education in the public schools of Pensacola, FL, graduating from Washington High School in the class of 1954. He received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University in 1958. He pursued his graduate studies at Southern University, Baton Rogue, LA and Howard University in Washington, DC where he graduated third in his class in 1968 with a doctorate in dental science. In 1974 Brother Beard was awarded the Master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan. He has served as dental director and administrator at the Syracuse Neighborhood Health Center, and was engaged in private practice and research in Syracuse at the time of his death. Brother Beard, in 1980, was appointed by Governor Hugh Carey to the state Hospital Review and Planning Council. Active in the community, Brother Beard was a vestryman of Grace Episcopal Church where a memorial service was held for him. He was a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the NAACP and the Urban League of Syracuse and Onondaga County. A member of the National Dental Association, he received its Award of Merit in 1979. In 1984 he received the LeSociete International. Brother Beard is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Kimberly Nicolle; and one son, Melvin Charles, III of Syracuse; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Beard, I of Pensacola, FL; collateral relatives and friends. Final rites were held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida.

Brother MORRIS BRANDRUM, 71, of Union Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, entered Omega Chapter Saturday, September 7, 1985 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after a long illness. Brother Brandrum was born in Springfield on October 2, 1913 and had been a resident here most of his life. He was graduated from Wilberforce University, Ohio and the Juilliard School of Music, New York. He received a Masters degree in Psychology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation, Connecticut and furthered his studies with courses in psychiatry at Columbia University, New York. Brother Brandrum was a lover of music and while at Wilberforce was an original member of the "Charioteers", a famous singing group in the 1930's. He had assisted his uncle, L. B. Barnes, one of Hartford's leading morticians, for many years and was employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Labor as a Claims Examiner for 10 years. He was the first Black to work on the assembly line at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, Hartford, during WWII. He returned to Springfield and worked for the Springfield Armory

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Cteapten and finally retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church, The Squires Club and Theta Iota Lambda Chapter of our beloved Fraternity. The Chapter conducted an Omega Chapter Service at the Funeral home of Brother E. James Henderson, Springfield. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, Rosa Lee Jenkins, his mother, several cousins and a host of friends and acquaintances.

Brother SHALMA ELDRED BULLOCK entered Omega Chapter on November 8, 1985. He was a longtime member of Pi Lambda Chapter. Brother Bullock was a retired Area Supervisor of Adult and Vocational Education for the Arkansas State Department of Education. He was also a former teacher, principal, and coach. He served his fraternity in many positions, always willing and honored to serve. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Hazel Bullock. * Brother FREDERICK CLYDE BYRD, 76, entered Omega Chapter on July 11, 1985. At the time of his death he was the oldest member of Pi Lambda Chapter. Born in Paris, Arkansas, he completed his secondary education in Boley, Oklahoma. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Philander Smith College in 1933. Brother Byrd worked many years for the Arkansas State Health Department until he accepted a position with the United States Postal Service where he retired as a supervisor. Brother Byrd was conference treasurer for the CME Church for 20 years. He was a member of the Appomattox Club and was active in church and postal service organizations. He is survived by his sister, Essie Bernice Toilette, and a son, John Ramond Byrd.

B r o t h e r G R O V E R C. DIXON, JR. entered Omega Chapter on December 10, 1985 at Jackson H o s p i t a l , Montgomery, Alabama following a brief illness. Brother Dixon was born in Mobile, Alabama. He received his B.A. Degree from Talladega College, and engaged in advanced studies at New York University and received his Masters Degree from Alabama State University. Brother Dixon was a member and past president of Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Montgomery, Alabama. He was active in numerous organizations: The National Letter Carriers Association; President of the Board of Control of Concordia College, Selma, Alabama; VicePresident of the Spartan Social Club; and served as a court magistrate for many years. Omega services were conducted by Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter on December 13 at the Ross-Clayton Funeral Home. T h e S p h i n x / S p r i n g 1986


Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church on December 14, 1985. Brother Dixon is survived by his wife Mrs. Betsey J. Dixon, and his son Grover C. Dixon III.

Brother WILLIAM HARRY FOWLER, 63, entered Omega Chapter on July 30, 1985. Brother Fowler was an active member of Pi Lambda Chapter, having served as president and at the time of his death was coordinator of the chapter's Adopt-aSchool Program. Brother Fowler was well known by Brothers throughout the state of Arkansas because of the fine work that he did as State Director several years ago. Born in Marion, North Carolina, Brother Fowler earned his bachelor's degree at Philander Smith College in 1947, a master's degree in education administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1952 and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Philander Smith College in 1970. Brother Fowler worked as a teacher, principal and administrator in the Pulaski County Special School District and Little Rock School District for 27 years. After retirement from the public school system he accepted the position of Vice President for Administrative Services at Philander Smith College. Upon his retirement from that position he served until his death as job development specialist for the Career Planning and Placement Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In keeping with the tradition of Alpha Phi Alpha, Brother Fowler had a couple of "firsts" to his credit. He was the first black to hold a top administrative position in the Little Rock School District and the first black to be accepted for membership in the Little Rock Kiwanis Club. Brother Fowler was very active in his church and community - having held several positions in his church, belonging to numerous organizations, and being on many boards of directors. He is survived by his wife Marion Virginia Johnson Fowler, five daughters and six grandchildren.

Brother OTTIS THOMAS HOGUE was born in 1906 in Georgia. He attended Knoxville College and received a bachelor's degree in foreign languages from Wilberforce University and also a master's degree in foreign languages from Atlanta University. In 1932, while teaching in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he married the former Melissa Holland. The lives of many in the Knoxville (Tennessee) community have been touched by Brother Hogue who served as a teacher at Green Elementary School, a teacher and principal at Vine Junior High School, a principal at Austin High School, and a supervisor of the Knoxville City Schools. For many years Brother Hogue was an active member of Alpha Mu Lambda Chapter, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, the YMCA Triad Club, and many other civic and professional organizations. At age 79, Brother Hogue passed away on July 27, 1985. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 1, 1985 - with the Reverend Canon Robert Thorpe officiating.

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Brother RANDALL BREVARD JOHNSON, age 30, entered Omega Chapter Thursday, November 14, 1985. Brother Johnson, son of Jefferson Johnson and the late Mary Earlene Johnson, was born May 31, 1955 in Hampton, Virginia. He attended the public schools of Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. In 1973 he entered Washington - Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Public Administration. Randall came to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1979 as an employee of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company and at the time of his death was Manager of the Carmel Road Branch. After moving to Charlotte he was initiated into Alpha during the Spring of 1983 in Beta Nu Lambda Chapter. Brother Johnson was an active member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, and the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble. Final rites were celebrated at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, November 17, 1985 with Beta Nu Lambda members participating; with Brother (Dr.) Clifford Jones, Sr., Pastor, officiating. Interment was in York Memorial Park, Charlotte. Randall leaves to mourn: his father, Jefferson Johnson of Hampton, Virginia; two brothers, Tyrone and Indale Johnson, both of Newport News, Virginia; two sisters, Chanita Johnson of Baltimore, Maryland and Angela Carter of Richmond, Virginia; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Brother TEDDY TYRONE JOHNSON, age 46, entered Omega Chapter, November 1985 in Charlotte, North Carolina after two years of illness. Brother Johnson was born on O c t o b e r 4, 1939 in Plymouth, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Levy and Queenie Cooper Johnson. He attended the public schools of Washington County, NC and graduated from North Carolina Central University, Durham, in 1962. He retired in 1983 from the Public School System in Raleigh, due his failing health. He was initiated in Gamma Beta and later affiliated with Phi Lambda in Raleigh. Funeral rites were conducted in the Grier's Funeral Home on December 1, 1985 by Beta Nu Lambda Chapter, Charlotte. Burial was held December 2, in the Sharon Memorial Park. Brother Johnson was a member of the NCEA and NEA educational organizations; at an early age he became a member of New Chapel Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers: Attorney Brother Edmond R. Johnson of Charlotte; Freddie Johnson of Aulander; Four sisters: Marion Kincaid, Joyce Grimes, Rita Thomas all of New York, New York; and Lenora Duke of Philadelphia; along with a host of beloved relatives and close friends.

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Brother HOSEA MEDLEY PROFFITT, beloved son of Aria Wright Proffitt a n d Moses Proffitt, was born on July 1, 1900 in H e l e n a , Arkansas. He passed away Sunday, September 29, 1985 at 9:30 P.M. at his home. Hosea attended the Peabody Elementary School a n d received his high school diploma from Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He then graduated from Howard University and Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC. He practiced in Helena for 56 continuous years, and would attend seminars each year to keep abreast of new techniques. He was past president of the Arkansas Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association, past President of the National Dental Association, a member of the Chicago Dental Society, a member of the Board of Trustees of Phillips County Community College, and the Helena Recreation Commission. Presently, he was a member of the Theta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Life Member), a member of Centennial Baptist Church having served in various capacities for sixty-five years. He was also a 33rd Degree Mason, a Shriner, and a member of Pi Boule Fraternity. He is survived by his devoted wife, Vernell; two step-children - Sharon Richardson of Akron, Ohio and Gail Hamilton of Cincinnati, Ohio. Immediate family members are: Mrs. Sarah Proffitt, Thomas and Sadie Mayo, Morris and Maryann Proffitt and Howard Medley all of Chicago. Exel Evans, Rose Wright Thomas, Moses Medley, Arcenia Clark, and Maxine Scales all of Helena, Jerry Reese of Dalla, TX, and Lew Montaque of San Francisco, CA; one brother-in-law, Jessie Tolerson, Kokomo, IN; four sisters-in-law - Vivian Scott, Fordyce, AR, Floy Nelson, Berkeley, CA, Doris Borders, Newport, AR, and Deloris Blackwell, Cincinnati, OH; two grandchildren, and numerous relatives and friends.

ip Brother CLIFTON JULE SMITH, SR. entered Omega chapter on November 13, 1985. He was 52 years of age. Brother Smith was a native of St. Gabriel, Louisiana and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was pastor of Plymouth Rock Baptist Church in Plaquemine, Louisiana and counselor at Capital Middle School. He was a United States Army veteran. Brother Smith is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie B. Smith, three daughters, Gail Lamb, Escalmond Lee Smith and Lydia Ann Smith, all of Baton Rouge and a son, Clifton Jule Smith, Jr., also of Baton Rouge; seven sisters; a brother, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, a grandchild, nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Fourth District Baptist Association. Brother Smith was initiated in Alpha Phi Alpha through its Beta Sigma Chapter at Southern University and was a member of Beta Iota Lambda Chapter of Baton Rouge prior to his death. Brother Smith was a solid citizen of this community, a revered pastor, a devoted father and husband. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Brother FRANK E. SMITH, 67, entered Omega Chapter on Friday, November 29, 1985, at his residence after a very brief illness. Born in Charlotte County, Virginia, he moved from Moorestown, New Jersey, to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1979. He was a mechanical engineer for the Navy Department and retired in 1978 after 33 years of service. He was with the Aerial Photographic Experimental Lab (APEL) in Philadelphia, then moved to the Naval Air Development Center with APEL in 1953. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the army reserves

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and a veteran of World War II. Brother Smith was an active member of the St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church and a member of Theta Eta Lambda Chapter (St. Petersburg, FL). The Omega service for Brother Smith was held on Monday evening, December 2, at the McGriff Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 3, at St. Barthowlomew's. Burial with full military honors was held at Bay Pines Veterans Cemetary, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Bernice; daughters Beverly Miller, M o o r e s t o w n , NJ; Francis G a r d u l e s c u , A n n Arbor, MI; and Valerie Smith, Clearwater, FL; a half-brother, Dorrand Allesbury, Harrisburg, PA; and a sister, Hilda Holmes, Compton, CA. * Brother BENNIE THOMAS, JR. entered Omega Chapter on December 7, 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a brief illness. Bennie Thomas, Jr., or "B. T." as he was affectionately called, was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana to Mr. Bennie Thomas, Sr. and Mrs. Sarah Polk. He was educated in the Natchitoches Parish Elementary and Secondary Schools. He served in the United States navy for three years. Brother Thomas was married to Mrs. Ruth Antee Thomas. To this union, one child was bornâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bronwyn Thomas. The former newspaperman and Sports Information Director of Southern University and Alcorn State University was graduated from Southern University and did graduate work at Tuskegee Institute. He was a reporter for the Baton Rouge News Leader and an elementary school principal in Natchitoches Parish. He served on the Board of Directors of College Sports Information Directors of America. He was a member of Beta Iota Lambda Chapter and had participated in the chapter's Founder's Day Observance several days before his death. As a member of the Jordon United Methodist Church, he was a member of its male chorus, its senior choir and the United Methodist Men's Club. Funeral services were conducted at the Winnfield Funeral Chapel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, December 11, 1985 and again at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana on Thursday, December 12, 1985. The Omega Chapter ceremony was held during the services in Baton Rouge. Brother Thomas is survived by one daughter, Ms. Bronwyn Thomas; one granddaughter, Ms. Selisha Thomas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Jackson and Mrs. Grace Baptist of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and Mrs. Doretha Quinn of Houston, Texas; a beloved friend, Mrs. Audrey LeBlanc, and her daughter Jelynne; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. "B. T." was a very personable young man and will be missed greatly by the Southern University community, the sports information corps and the brothers of Beta Iota Lambda chapter. Brother ELTON TONEY, 57, entered Omega Chapter on August 9, 1985 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. Brother Toney was associated with Pi Lambda Chapter. Brother Toney was born in Springfield, Arkansas, where he completed his early education. He finished high school at Conway County Training School, Menifee, Arkansas and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree at Philander Smith College in 1949. Brother Toney completed a master's degree at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri in 1956. Brother Toney taught school until 1961 when he joined ARVAC, Inc. for several years. At the time of his death he was a salesman for the Modern American and Globe Life Insurance Company. He was chairman of Special Education Supervisor Teachers; Chairman, Conway County Steering Committee; past president of the Conway County Teachers Association and the Classroom Teachers Association; past president and board member of DisThe S p h i n x / S p r i n g 1986


tnct 7 Teachers Association; and past national president of the Philander Smith College Alumni Association. Brother Toney is survived by his wife, Ora L. Canady Toney, his mother, a daughter, three sons, three brothers, a sister and two grandchildren. Brother GARLAND BURRELL UNDERWOOD departed this life on April 8, 1985. He was the youngest of five children born to John and Gertrude Underwood. The family moved from Belmont, Missouri to Charleston, Missouri during his early childhood. He attended elementary and high school in Charleston, Missouri; and graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri with L a Bachelor of Science degree. He taught school in Illinois for several years before moving to New York. Taking residence in New York, he worked with the Children's Aid Society and with the New York City Housing Authority as a Director of Community Centers. He was a faithful member of Abyssinian Baptist Church, where he served on the Senior Usher Board. He was a life member of Alpha and of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge. Garland's immediate family all preceeded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing, a devoted and loving wife, Josephine; two nieces, Mable Jo and Alma Robinson of New York; and other relatives and friends who knew him.

OMEGA CHAPTER NOTICES The General Office has received notice of the transfer of the following Brothers to Omega Chapters. Articles will appear in the Summer Issue. Louis H. Aikens Roy L. Alston Martin L. Arrington John J. Ballou James A. Brown Osmond Brown John H. Cooper G. Robert Cotton Carl A. Cowan Henry J. Hare G. Lamar Harrison James R Hite James E. Hobbs John E. Hunter Vincent J. Jones, Jr. Lawrence W. Long H. Donald Marshall Marshall E. Mosely

L. V. Myles Ernest M. Olds, Jr. Stewart G. Pennington Johnny L. Pennywell Oscar Randall James Rice Roland H. Rogers, Sr. Louis Russell Samuel Schaffer William L. Segar Edward L. Simon Robert A. Smith Vernest E. Spivey James Stocks Curtis H. Thomas Scott W. Tyler David B. Waymer, Sr. Benjamin T. Wilkins

Louis J. Williams

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Omega Chapter? All chapters and Brothers are urged to submit the names of Brothers transferred to Omega Chapter during the past year - so that proper tribute may be offered at the General Convention.

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Chapter of Initiation Return to: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Attn.: Membership Department 4432 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Chicago, IL 60653

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Robert H. Ogle

GENERAL OFFICERS GENERAL PRESIDENT - Charles C. Teamer, Sr., 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY - J a m e s B. Blanton, III, 4432 King Drive, Chicago, 1L 60653 GENERAL TREASURER - J a m e s M. Trent, 4523 Woodgate Way, Mitchellville, MD 20715 COMPTROLLER - Thomas R. Hunt, 9 Rickover Court, Annapolis, MD 21401 GENERAL COUNSEL - Milton C. Davis, 308 North Main Street, Tuskegee, AL 36083 DIRECTOR-GENERAL CONVENTIONS - Kermit J. Hall, 100 Fairview Avenue, Yeadon, PA 19050 VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN - William Ross, Jr., 5205 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. MIDWESTERN - Ivan L. Cotman, 20141 Mclntyre, Detroit, MI 48219 SOUTHERN - Augustus M. Witherspoon, 2701 Rothgeb Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 SOUTHWESTERN - Randall Palmer, III, P.O. Box 8151, San Antonio, TX 78208 WESTERN - Norman E. W. Towels, Suite 177, 3243 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS EASTERN - Glenn P. Thomas, II, #7, St. Martins, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668 MIDWESTERN - Reginald Davidson, P.O. Box 495, Wilberforce, OH 45384 SOUTHERN - Hebrew L. Dixon, P.O. Box 20362, Greensboro, NC 27420 SOUTHWESTERN - Melvin D. Tate, Box 200, Grambling State U, Grambling, LA 71245 WESTERN - Tommy L. Miller, III, 2816 Pole Line Road, # 1 , Davis, CA 95616.

Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. Walter W. Sullivan, Jr., Chairman 1800 New Hope Road, SW Atlanta, GA 30331 J a m e s B. Blanton, III, Secretary J a m e s M. Trent, Treasurer Milton C. Davis, Counsel Henry Ponder Ernest L. Holloway Halloway Sells Langston Smith Jim Dave Wilson Charles C. Teamer, Sr., Ex Officio

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. GENERAL OFFICE 4 4 3 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Chicago, IL 6 0 6 5 3 Telephone: (312) 373-1819 James B. Blanton, III, Executive Secretary Michael J. Price - Assistant Executive Secretary Editor-in-Chief, The Sphinx Darryl R. Matthews, Director-Marketing/Membership

Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc. Wayne C. Harvey, Chairman 8775 West Kingsbury University City, MO 63124 J a m e s B. Blanton, III, Secretary J a m e s M. Trent, Treasurer Milton C. Davis, Counsel Albert Holland Allen F. Killings W. Mingo Clark Mitchell Albert, Jr. Edward H. Ballard Charles C. Teamer, Sr., Ex Officio

NATIONAL COMMITTEE / COMMISSION CHAIRMEN AWARDS Terry L. Arrington 5426 Upton Drive Baton Rouge. LA 70H09

COLLEGE BROTHERS AFFAIRS Marion B. Bracy 2101 Louisiana Avenue. #301 New Orleans, LA 70115

INTERNAL STRUCTURE Hanky J. Norment 12500 Arbor View Terrace Silver Spring, MD 20902

PUBLICATIONS Joe C. Thomas 208 Chadwick Way Benicia, CA 94510

SPECIAL PROJECTS Elmer J. Moore 2717 Tennyson Street, NW Washington, DC 20015

BUDGET AND FINANCE Thomas R. Hunt 9 Rickover Court Annapolis. MD 21401

CONSTITUTION Marshall E. Williams 1270 Fifth Avenue, #7-R New York, NY 10029

LIFE MEMBERSHIP Watson A. Young 43691 Expressway Drive Belleville. MI 48111

RECOMMENDATIONS Warren E. Sherwood 15 Columbus Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042

STANDARDS AND EXTENSION Felix L. Goodwin 7065 North Stardust Circle Tucson, AZ 85718

BUSINESS ENCOURAGEMENT Charles E. Lewis'* 3500 Fieldstone Drive Winston-Salem. NC 27105

ELECTIONS Warren A. Scott 23 Spectrum Drive Newark, DE 19713

PERSONNEL Thomas A. Phillips 9908 Taylor Drive Overland Park. KS 66212

RULES AND CREDENTIALS Emmett W. Bashful 5808 Lafaye Street New Orleans, LA 70122

TIME AND PLACE Walter H. Criner 9219 Petersham Houston, TX 77031

Nathaniel Goldston** 552 Moores Mill Road. NW Atlanta, GA 30305

GRIEVANCES AND DISCIPLINE Wilev F. Jones P.O. Box 285 Alcom State University Lorman. MS 39096

PUBLIC POLICY Eddie V. Easley 1121 Winchester Road Winston-Salem. NC 27106

SENIOR ALPHA AFFAIRS Laurence T. Young, Sr. 936 East 47th Street, #207 Chicago, IL 60653

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PAST GENERAL PRESIDENTS Roscoe Conkling Giles*

Daniel D. Fowler*

Charles H. Wesley 7632 17th Street. NW Washington, DC 20012

Frederick Miller*

Simeon S. Booker*

Rayford W. Logan*

Charles H. Garvin*

Raymond W. Cannon 2008 Virginia Road Los Angeles. CA 90016

Belford V. Lawson, Jr.*

B. Andrew Rose*

Frank L. Stanley, Jr.*

Moses Melvin Morrison*

Henry' Lake Dickason* Henry Arthur Callis* Howard Hale Long*

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W. A. Pollard*

A. Maceo Smith*

Myles A. Paige*

William H. Hale* T. Winston Cole 124 SW 23rd Gainesville, FL 32607 Lionel H. Newsom Barber-Scotia College Concord. NC 28025 Ernest N. Morial 1101 Harrison New Orleans, LA 70122

Walter Washington Alcom State University Lorman. MS 39096 James R. Williams 584 Avalon Akron. OH 44320 Ozell Sutton 1640 Loch Lomond Trail. SW Atlanta. GA 30331 *OMEGA CHAPTER

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Directory of Chapters All Chapters are required to submil a "Chapter Directory" to the General Office within ten (10) days after the election of chapter officers. This form should list the chapter's "Official Con/art Person"— to whom all chapter mail is sent. This listing contains only addresses sent to the General Office for the 1985-86 fraternal year, as of February I. 1986.

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EAST INTERNATIONAL Director Elmer C Moore 2717 Tennyson St., NW Washington. DC 20015 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa Phi (U ot Liberia - #439) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Theta Lambda (Hamilton Bermuda - #219) No Report Eta Epsilon Lambda {Monrovia. Liberia - #260) No Report Theta Epsilon Lambda (St Thomas. VI #282) No Report Theta Theta Lambda (Frankfurt. Germany - #285) LTC Donald Thomas (P) Box 9425 APO. NY 09012 lota Epsilon Lambda (Nassau. Bahamas - #506) Nathaniel A Cooper (P) 255 Alhambra Circle Suite 425 Coral Gables. FL 33134 lota Sigma Lambda (St Croix. VI - #518) No Report Mo Phi Lambda (Seoul. South Korea - #565) No Report NEW ENGLAND Director Jesse Parks 184 Middlesex Sprmglield. MA 01109 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Sigma (Boston - #17) Nathaniel Whitmal (P) 8 Langmaid Somerville, MA 02145 Alpha Gamma (Brown - #25) Duane Douglas (P) Box 0353. Brown U Providence. R! 02912 Alpha Kappa (Springfield - #32) No Report

Theta Zeta

(Dartmouth - #381) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Gamma Lambda (Boston • #214) No Report Theta lota Lambda (Springfield - #286) Robert MacAlpine (P) 25 Brittany Circle Cromwell. CT 06416 Mu Theta Lambda (Providence - #553) Herbert S Spencer (T) P O Box 6062 Providence, Rl 02940 Nu Xi Lambda (Sudbury - #580) No Report WESTERN NEW ENGLAND Director Ronald Manning 140 Slimson Road New Havea CT 06513 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta (Yale - #6) Corey Nicholson (P) Box 2388 Yale Station New Haven, CT 06520 Kappa Delta (Connecticut - #423) No Report Mu Phi (Bridgeport - #461) Joel Roach (S) 1284 Park Avenue • Bridgeport. CT 06604

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Mum (Southern Conn - #463) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Sigma Lambda ( H a r t f o r d - #161) John E Robinson (P) 123 McKiniey Drive New Britain. CT 06050 Zeta Phi Lambda (Stamford - #253) Richard Wright (CS) P O Box 96 Stamford CT 06904 Eta Alpha Lambda (New Haven - #256) Clinton Robinson (P) 25 Fountain Terrace New Haven CT 06515 METRO NEW YORK Director Clifford R Clemmons 221-25 Manor Road Queens Village. NY 11427 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Ela (New York City - #7) Santanna Fowlkes (CS) c/o Alpha House 282 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031 Delta Chi (Brooklyn - #308) No Report Zeta Eta (Columbia - #338) Isaac Williams. Jr (P) 838 Riverside Drive, #1-D New York, NY 10032 Theta Epsilon (Adelphi - #380) No Report Kappa Rho (C W Post - #435) Antara Murdock (P) 1575 E 174th St Bronx. NY 10472 XiPsi (Hofstra - #707) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma Lambda (New York - #125) No Report Gamma lota Lambda (Brooklyn-Long Island - #175) No Report Zeta Zeta Lambda (St Albans - #239) Edgar W Thompson (CS) 95-12 23rd Street East Elmhurst. NY 11369 Eta Zeta Lambda (New Rochelle - #261) No Report Eta Theta Lambda (Wyandance - #263) George L Mims (P) 885 Seneca Road Wesl Hempstead. NY 11552 Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack - #276) Walter Blount, Jr (S) 13 Edgewood Circle Orangeburg. NY 10962 Kappa Xi Lambda (New York - #536) No Report Kappa Upsilon Lambda (Mid-Hudson Valley - #542) Samuel L Tucker (P) Box 230, Mountain Road Otisville, NY 10963 CENTRAL NEW YORK Director Eugene Sharpe. Ill 2811 Country Club Road Endwell. NY 13760 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha (Cornell - #1) Laushon Burnelt (P) 409 Elmwood Avenue Ithaca, NY 14853

Delta Zeta (Syracuse - #94) No Report Kappa Zeta (Utica College - #425) No Report Omicron Upsilon (Rensselaer - #726) Gary F Brown (P) 156 2nd Street Troy, NY 12180 Pi Beta (SUNY-Binghamlon - #731) Erik Council (CS) P O Box 7280 SUNY-Binghamton Bmghamton. NY 13901 (Union - #744) Pi Pi Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Box 2593 Union i Schenectady NY 12308 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Pi Lambda (Albany - #159) Richard G Peaker (S) 1480 Silver Road Guilderland, NY 12084 Theta Chi Lambda (Schenectady - #298) No Report lota Theta Lambda (Endicott - #509) Robert Hunter (P) P O Box 232 Endicott. NY 13760 lota lota Lambda (Rome - #510) No Report lota Kappa Lambda (Syracuse • #511) No Report WESTERN NEW YORK Director Rufus McGee 10 Locust Slreet Rochester NY 14606 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon (Buffalo - #93) Napoleon Stephenson. Jr (P) 31 Shirley Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215 Mu Sigma (Rochester - #458) Kevin Hutt (P) 309-B Perkins Road Rochester, NY 14623 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho Lambda (Buffalo - #116) No Report Eta Rho Lambda (Rochester - #271) No Report Omicron Zela (Fairleigh-Dickmson - #713) No Report Pi XI (Stockton St - # 7 4 2 | Larry James (A) 708 Moonraker Court Smithville, NJ 08201 NORTHERN NEW JERSEY Director Jim Wilson 4 Westminster Drive Livingston, NJ 07039 COLLEGE CHAPTERS lota Rho (NJIT-#413) Maclyn Williams (P) 82-A 4lh Avenue Newark, NJ 07104 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha Lambda (Newark - #123) Warren Sherwood (S) 15 Columbus Avenue Montclair. NJ 07042 Beta Alpha Lambda (Jersey City - #145) No Report

Delta Mu Lambda (Paterson - #199) E Tyrone Powell (P) 483 East 33rd Paterson, NJ 07514 Zeta Epsilon Lambda (Red Bank - #238) Clarence Jones (S) 216 Murray Lakewood. NJ 08701 Zela Nu Lambda (Plamfield - #245) No Report Kappa Theta Lambda (Teaneck - #531) Lmwood Jackson (P) 100 Shephard Avenue Teaneck, NJ 07666 SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY Oirector Emerson E Smith. Jr 40 Twilight Lane Willinqboro. NJ 08046 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta lota (Rutgers - #97) No Report lota lota (Trenton Si - #406) No Report

Nu tola (Glassboro SI - #472) Stephen Mays (P) 227-L Parkcrest Village Glassboro, NJ C~~" ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Theta Lambda (Atlantic d t y - #130) No Report Zeta lota Lambda (Trenton - #242) Everett Mills (CS) 194 Crescent Ave Trenton, NJ 08638 Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset - #299) Johnny Jackson (CS) P O Box 1398 102 Montgomery. #1-E Highland Park. NJ 08904 Kappa lota Lambda (Burlington County - #532) Emerson Smith (P) 40 Twilight Lane Willmgboro. NJ 08046 Nu Gamma Lambda (Glassboro - #570) William Myers (P) 227-L Parkcresl Village Glassboro NJ 08028

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Director Robert Myers 2 Hercules Court Sewell, NJ 08080 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Nu (Lincoln - #12) No Report Psi (Pennsylvania - #22) Carlton Byrd (P) 3820 Locust Walk Box 2 6 F Philadelphia. PA 19104 Delta Pi (Cheyney - #302) Kenneth Jessup (P) King Hall, Room 309 P 0 Box 660 Cheyney, PA 19319 Zeta Psi (West Chester - #353) No Report lota Sigma (Millersville - #414) No Report Pi Rho (Temple U - #745) Paul Jones (P) 5 1 6 0 O g d e n St Philadelphia^ PA 19139

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho (Philadelphia - #16) Russell Daniel (P) 1034 E Washington Lane Philadelphia, PA 19138 Zeta Theta Lambda (Harnsburg #241) No Report Zela Omicron Lambda (Philadelphia - #247) No Report Omicron Delta Lambda (Philadelphia - #615) No Report WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Director Harry Budd 142 Maple Street Slippery Rock, PA 16057 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Omicron (Pittsburgh - #14) No Report Gamma Nu (Penn St - #78) Kelly Mooring (S) 532 E College Avenue, #9-D State College PA 16801 XiMu (Slippery Rock - #496) No Report Xi Sigma (Indiana - #702) Eric Kirksey (P) 1700 Folger Hall Indiana, PA 15705 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron Lambda (Pittsburgh - #136) Lawrence Moncrief (P) 1364 Silverton Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Kappa Beta Lambda (Erie - #525) No Report Nu Upsilon Lambda (Pittsburgh - #586) Lloyd Moore (S) P O Box 2684 Pittsburgh. PA 15230

DELAWARE Director Warren Scott 23 Spectrum Drive Newark. DE 19713 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Sigma (Delaware St - #83) Robert Moreland (P) Delaware Si Colleae Box 471 Dover. DE 19901 XI Omicron (Delaware - #499) Alpha Phi Alpha, Co Hampton Tnqq II (P) P O Box 524 Neward. DE 19715 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Theta Lambda (Wilmington - #174) David Douglass (P) 1574 Villa Road Wilmington. DE 19809 Zeta Hho Lambda (Dover - #249) Marshall Arnell (P) 75 Hitching Post Drive Dover. DE 19901 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Director Ryle Bell 8127 Springfield Village Dr Sprinnfield. VA 22152 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta (Howard - # 2 ) Preston James. II (P) 211 Elm Street. Rm 365 Washington, DC 20059

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Nu Beta (American - #465) No Report Omicron Omicron (UDC - #721) Gordon Alston (P) 2816 27th Street NW Washington, DC 20018 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Mu Lambda (Washington - #111) Vernon Gill (P) Mu LambdaAlpha Phi Alpha P O Box 1993 Washington. DC 20013 Omnicron Lambda Alpha (Washington - #500) No Report Omicron Eta Lambda (Washington - #618) Eugene Thomas (P) 240 " G " Street. SW Washington DC 20024 MARYLAND Director Haniey Norment 12500 Arbor View Terrace Silver Spring. MD 20902 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Alpha (Morgan St - #45) Rigmald McRae (S) 6229 Tramore Road Baltimore, MD 21214 Delta Nu (Eastern Shore - #100) No Report Ela Zeta (Bowie St #359) No Report lota Zela (Maryland - #403) Thomas Mitchell (P) 8715 First Avenue, #801 D Silver Spring MD 20910 Mu Rho (Towson St - #457) No Report (Frostburg St - #460) No Report Nu Kappa (UMBC - #473) No Report Pi Theta (Coppm St - #737) Darryl W Green (P) 2321 N Rosedale St Baltimore. MD 21216 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Lambda (Baltimore - #104) Ma| Charles Mitchell [PI 7946 Covington Avenue Glen Burnie. MD 21061 Delta Omicron Lambda (Princess Anne - #203) Delta Omicron Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity P O Box 247 Princess Anne. MD 21853 Eta Ela Lambda (Annapolis - #262) Harrell Spruill (CS) 2534 Solomons Island Rd Edgewater. MD 21037 lota Alpha Lambda (Aberdeen - #502) William Clark, Sr (S) 1907 Lincoln Road Foresl Hill, MD 21050 lota Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring - #520) Adrian V Nelson (CS) 4005 Manor Park Courl Rockville. MD 20853 Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Ldiiuo.^ #528) Horace Bouchelion (CS) P O Box 2188 Capital Plaza Drive Hyattsville, MD 20784 Kappa Kappa Lambda (Baltimore - #533) J Russell Perkins (CS) 5401 Litany Lane Baltimore, MD 21237 Kappa Phi Lambda (Columbia - #543) Freeman Sands (P) P O Box 321 Columbia. MD 21043 XI Xi Lambda (Frederick - #602) William Campbell. Jr (CS) 1 Park Court Walkersville MD 21793 NORTHERN VIRGINIA Director J A Mann 9525 Heathwood Court Burke, VA 22015 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma (Virginia Union - #3) Marvin Wilson Jr (P) 3902 Chambenyne Avenue # 15 Richmond VA 23227 Ttwta Rho (Virginia Commonwealth - #391) No Report lota Alpha (Washington & Lee - #398) No Report lota Beta (Virginia - #399) James Cowan (S) P O Box 430 Newcomb Hall Charlottesville. VA 22901

XI Delta (James Madison - #489) Nalhaniel Thomas (S) P O Box 4172 Harrisonburg. VA 22807 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Gamma Lambda (Richmond - #147) No Report Gamma Alpha Lambda (Charlottesville - #167) No Report Zeta Upsilon Lambda (Reslon - #252) Norman Ross. Jr (P) 25 Carrollton Road Sterling. V A 2 2 1 7 0 Theta Rho Lambda (Arlington - #293) Otha Myers (P) 4716 Deer Run Courl Alexandria. VA 22306 Xi Alpha Lambda (Prince William County - #590) LTC Ronald Fletcher IP) 13321 Nicholson Drive Dale City, VA 22193 Xi Delta Lambda (Henrico County #593) Weldon Smith (P) 8306 Flint Hill Drive Richmond. VA 23227 Omicron Alpha Lambda (Fredericksburg - #612) Sidney Hankerson, Jr (S) 928 Branchwater Streel Fredericksburg, VA 22401 TIDEWATER VIRGINIA Director Edward N Jones 42 Bambridge Road Hampton VA 23663 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma lota (Hampton - #75) Kelvin Muller (P) P O Box 6161 Hampton University Hamplon, VA 23668 Epsilon Pi (Norfolk St - #324) Gregory Willis (P) 2401 Corprew Avenue P 0 Box 2033 Norfolk. VA 23504 Kappa Pi (William & Mary #434) No Report Nu Theta (Old Dominion #471) Alton Hams (P) 216 West 29th Norfolk. VA 23504 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Lambda (Newport News - #106) Willie Taylor (CS) 1810 Wigner Court Hampton. VA 23663 Alpha Phi Lambda (Norfolk - #142) Robert West (P) 10010 Scarlet Oak Ct. S Chesapeake. VA 23320 Delta Beta Lambda (Hampton #190) James Blacken (RS) P O Box 483 Hampton, VA 23669 Epsilon lota Lambda (Suffolk - #220) Kenneth Austin (CS) 2033 Hickorywood Dr Suffolk, VA 23434 Epsilon Nu Lambda (Portsmouth - #223) Vinston Porter (P) P O Box 1096 Portsmouth. VA 23705 Nu Delia Lambda (Surry County.-#571) Clarence Penn (S) Rte 1, Box 232-D Surry. VA 23883 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA Director Ernest L Morse

P O Box 595 South Hil'. VA 23970 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Gamma (Virginia SI #47) R Alexander Clifton (P) VSU P O Box 273 Petersburg. VA 23803 Delta Tau (St Pauls - #305) No Report Theta lota (Virginia Tech - #384) No Report Xi Zeta (Hampden-Sydney - #491) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Nu Lambda (Virginia SI - #112) R J Hayes (CS) 21329 Sparta Drive Etlrick. VA 23803 Alpha Kappa Lambda (Roanoke #132) John A Johnson (CS) P O Box 13024 Roanoke. VA 24030 Gamma Nu Lambda (Lynchburg - #178) David Moseley (P) Rte 4, Box 144 Madison Hgls, VA 24572

Oelta Nu Lambda (Danville #200) Jeremiah Hemingway (P) P.O Box 601 Gretna. VA 24557 Epsilon Omicron Lambda (Lawrenceville - #225) No Report lota Tau Lambda (Charlotte Court House - # 5 ' Donald Robinson (S) Rte 2. Box 30 A Saxe, VA 23967 Nu Omicron lambda (Fort Lee - #581) Michael Walker (SI 849 W Wvt.ie SI Petersburg, VA 23803

MIDWEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS Arthur B Cooper P 0 Box 2085 Station A Champaign. IL 61820 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Tau (Illinois- #18) Kirk Turner (P) 5630 S Lafayette Chicago. IL 60621 Zeta Nu (Eastern Illinois - #343) Bernard Holland (P) 1410 South 6th, #14 Charleston. IL 61920 Eta Tau (Illinois St - #371) Derrick Williams (P) 303 N University Normal, IL 61761 Theta Omicron (Millikin â&#x20AC;˘ #389) Anthony Scales (VP) 1184 W Mam Decatur, IL 62522 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda Beta (Champaign - #501) No Report Nu Psi Lambda (Bloomington - #589) Tim Walker (S) P O Box 1701 Bloomington, I L 6 1 7 0 2 NORTHERN ILLINOIS Director Robert Thirston 2404 Glen Flora Avenue Waukegan, IL 60085 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Phi (N Illinois #329) Juan Calixto (P) 807 W Taylor, #108 DeKalb, IL 60115 Mu Mu (Elmhursl - #452) No Report Pi Sigma (Aurora U - #746) Tracey Looney (S) 347 S Gladstone Ave Aurora, IL 60506 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Chi Lambda (Waukegan - #544) Herschel Ryales (CS) P O Box 512 N Chicago, IL 60064 Mu Alpha Lambda (DeKalb - #546) No Report Mu Mu Lambda (Glen Ellyn - #556) Robert McMillan (P) 8531 Walredon Burr Ridge, IL 60521 NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS! Director David O Shipley 7 Creslview Lane Unit # 1 0 Vernon Hills, IL 60061 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Tbeta (Illinois-Chicago - #8) Timothy Bliey (P) 8759 South Michigan Chicago, IL 60619 Alpha Mu (Northwestern - #33) James Washington (CS) Alpha Phi Alpha Northwestern U c/o CAO-Noms Center 1999 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60201 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Xi Lambda (Chicago - #113) Edgar Hamilton (P) 7430 S Bennett Chicago, IL 60649 Zeta Xi Lambda (Evanston - #246) No Report Theta Mu Lambda (Joliet - #288) No Reporl lota Delta Lambda (Chicago - #505) Rufus Credle (S) 256 Whitewater Drive Bolingbrook, IL 60439 ILLINOIS NORTH CENTRAL II Director Arndel Ricks, Jr 8841 South Prairie Chicago, IL 60619

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Nu Oelta (Chicago SI #467) Ronald Jackson (CS) 1145 E, 61st Chicago. IL 60637 Nu Epsilon (Lewis - #468) Kevin Hines (P) Lewis University Route 53, Box 36 Rorneoville. IL 60441 NuRho (IIT - #479) Andre Howard (P) 3200 S Wabash Box 15 Chicago. IL 60616 Omicron lota (DePaul - #716) Gary Stanley (P) 119 N Taylor Oak Park. IL 60302 Omicron Xi (Roosevelt - #720) No Report SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Oireclor Richard Gardner 183-4 Evergreen Terrace Apts #11-3A Carbondale. IL 62901 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Eta (S Illinois - #51) Steve Lewis (P) RR6 Town & Country #91 Carbondale IL 62901 lota Pi (SlU-Edwardsville - #412) lary Sanders (P) 504-2B Tower Lake Edwardsville. IL 62025 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St Louis #193) Garland Hawkins (P) P O Box 885 East St Louis. IL 62203 Mu Kappa Lambda (Carbondale - #555) P O Box 991 Carbondale. IL 62901 WESTERN ILLINOIS Director Milton P Johnson 2009 Austin Springfield, IL 62704 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Kappa (Bradley - #319) No Report Eta Ela (W Illinois - #360) Craig Turner (S) 404-A West Adams Macomb, IL 61455 PI Iota (Eureka - #738) Alphonso Monroe (P) Eureka College Box 278 Eureka, IL 61530 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Pi Lambda (Peoria #538) No Report Mu Delta Lambda (Springfied - #549) Herbert Harris (S) P O Box 6191 Springfield, IL 62708 Mu Chi Lambda (Rock Island - #566) Anthony Johnson (CS) 5614 341h Avenue, #5-B Moline. IL 61265 SOUTHERN INDIANA Director Alpha Dixon 2055 Virginia Si , #105 Gary, IN 46407 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Eta (Indiana - #73) Kenneth Anderson (P) P O Box 1698 Bloomington, IN 47401 Zeta Rho (Indiana State - #347) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Lambda (Indianapolis #109) Leslie House (CS) P O Box88131 Indianapolis. IN 46208 Kappa Rho Lambda (Evansville - #539) No Reporl Nu Nu Lambda (Bloomington - #579) No Report NORTHERN INDIANA Director Clarence Benford 1127 Randolph Gary, IN 46403 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Rho (Purdue - #82) Darryl Farrow (CS) 613 Waldron Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47906 Theta Xi (Ball Slate - #388) No Report lota Theta (Calumet - #405) No Report

ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary #182) No Report Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend #290) Inactive Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne #296) No Report IOWA Director Paul W Danlorth 4705 SW 16th street Des Moines. IA 50315 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Theta (Iowa - #30) Glenn While (P) P O Box 506 Iowa City. IA 52240 Alpha Nu (Drake - #34) No Report Omicron Pi (Iowa SI - #722) Michael Jones (P) 3319 Story St #203 Ames, IA 50010 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines - #243) Oscar Jones(P) 1205 E 33rd St Des Moines. IA 50316 Mu Tau Lambda (Cedar Rapids #563) No Report Nu Chi Lambda (Iowa Cily - #588 Martin Kirby (P) 119 Myrtle Avenue Iowa City IA 52240 EASTERN KANSAS Director Richard Marshall 626 Oakland Kansas City. KS 66101 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Upsilon ( K a n s a s - #19) No Report Gamma Chi (Pittsburgh St - #87) No Reporl Kappa Tau (Kansas SI #437) Johnnny Flemming (P) 922 N Manhattan. # 1 Manhattan. KS 66502 WESTERN KANSAS Director P J Williams 3601 Randolph Topeka. KS 66611 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Mu (Wichila St - #99) No Report Epsilon Omicron (Washburn - #323) No Report Xi Nu (Emporia St - #497) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delia Eta Lambda (Topeka #195) Henry Henderson (P) 3574 Mission Topeka. KS 66614 Eta Beta Lambda (Wichita #257) Lonnie Barnes (P) 1729 N Fairmounl Wichita, KS 67208 Xi Mu Lambda (Manhattan - #600) No Report

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Omicron (Murray SI #345) Michael Slocombe (P) MSU, Box 2309 University Station Murray, KY 42071 Eta Rho (W Kentucky - #369) Charles Ellis (P) 402 Barnes Campbell Bowling Green, KY 42101 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkinsv.lle - #171) Samuel Morehead (P) 7007 Foresl Park Blvd Hopkinsville. KY 42240 Xi Pi Lambda (Paducah - #604) Charles Payne (P) P O Box 21 Joppa, IL 62953 EASTERN MICHIGAN Director Anthony Crutchfield 557 Grayton Detroit. Ml 48224 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon (Michigan - #5) No Report Alpha Upsilon (Wayne State - #41) John Allen (P) 20250 Sloepel Delroil, Ml 48221 Epsilon Eta (E Michigan - #316) Gregory Dill (P) 505 Brown Ypsilanti, Ml 48197 EtaXi (Detroit - #366) Christopher Smith (S) 3939 Florence Room Reno 131 Delroil. Ml 48221 Omicron Mu (Oakland - #718) Richard Ellis (P) 2045 Collingwood Detroit. Ml 48206 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Lambda (Delroil - #103) Timothy Heard (S) 1439 Virginia Park Delroil. Ml 48206 Epsilon Upsilon Lambda (Flint - #230) Walter Lucas, III (P) P O Box 1247 Flint, Ml 48501 Thela Zeta Lambda (Ann Arbor - #283) James Moore (S) 2115 Steeplechase Dr Ann Arbor, Ml 48103 lota Rho Lambda (Pontiac - #517) No Report

EASTERN KENTUCKY Director D W Lyons 517 Collier Court Lexington, KY 40505 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Pi (Louisville - #37) No Report Beta Mu (Kentucky SI - #55) No Report Epsilon Chi (Kentucky - #330) Greg Woolfolk (C) 452 Chestnut St Lexington, KY 40508 Xi Alpha (Morehead SI - #486) No Reporl ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Lambda (Louisville - #101) Elmer Lysle (P) 3809 Meadowhaven Road Louisville, KY 40218 Alpha Beta Lambda ( L e x i n g t o n - #124) Lee Jackson (P) P 0 Box 124840590 Lexington, KY 40590-1248 Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort - #168) No Report WESTERN KENTUCKY Director Jimmie Stewart 511 Jefferson Street Box 28 Franklin, KY 42134

NORTHERN MICHIGAN Director James H Gaddis 4028 Wisner Saginaw, Ml 48601 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Tau (Michigan SI - #84) Christopher Dyson (CS) 134 East Pointe Lane #C-21 East Lansing, Ml 48823 Zeta Beta (Ferris SI - #333) No Reporl Zeta Delta (N Michigan - #335) Jerry Webb (S) 127 E Hewitt Marquette, Ml 49855 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Ela Nu Lambda (Grand Rapids - #267) No Reporl lota Chi Lambda (Saginaw - #522) No Report Kappa Delia Lambda (Lansing - #527) No Report WESTERN MICHIGAN Director Nathaniel Allen P O Box 3972 Muskegon Heighls, Ml 49444 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Xi (W Michigan - #322) Paul Thompson, III (P) 121 Fellows Kalamazoo, Ml 49001 lota Epsilon (Grand Valley - #402) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights - #521) Nathaniel Allen (P) 2228 Maffetl Muskegon Hgts. Ml 49441 Kappa Psi Lambda (Kalamazoo - #545) Robert Jones (P) 5736 Cranston St Portage, Ml 49081 Nu Rho Lambda (Benton Harbor - #583) Daniel Harbison fP) 1584 Trebor SI Joseph. Ml 49085

MINNESOTA Director Willie James 1400-2nd Street S Suite A-510, Box 193 Minneapolis, MN 55454 COLLEGE CHAPTER Mu (Minnesota - # n ) Joseph Young. Jr (S) 766 Fuller Ave SI Paul. MN 55104 ALUMNI CHAPTER Gamma Xi Lambda (Minneapolis - #179) No Reporl EASTERN MISSOURI Director L Dwight Johnson 11151 Sierra Vista. # 1 SI Louis. MO 63138 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Eta (St Louis - #29) No Report Epsilon Psi (UM-Rolla - #331) Vernon Young (P) P O Box V Rolla. MO 65401 Xi Gamma (SE Missouri - #488) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Lambda (St Louis - #105) James McNairy (CS) 5436 d e m o n s Place St Louis. MO 63112 Epsilon Eta Lambda (Charleston - #218) Fred Gordon (S) 707 S Grand Ave Charleston. MO 63834 CENTRAL MISSOURI Director Matlhew Tyler 206 West Ash Columbia. MO 65201 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Psi (Lincoln #44) No Report Zela Alpha (Missouri - #332) Marlon Moore (P) 1205 University Place Apt 423 Columbia, MO 65201 lota Xi (NE M i s s o u r i - # 4 1 0 ) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Bela Zeta Lambda (Jelferson City - # 150) John Taylor (P) 311 Elm Tree Drive Jefferson Cily. MO 65101 Xi Epsilon Lambda (Columbia - #594) Keener Tippin (S) P O Box 1923 Columbia. MO 65205 WESTERN MISSOURI Director Alvin Wynn 4233 Walnul. # E Kansas City, MO 64111 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Rho (Missoun-KC - #303) No Report Zeta Gamma (Central Missouri - #334) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Beta Lambda (Kansas City - #102) Odell Roberts (P) P O Box 17395 Kansas City. MO 64130 NEBRASKA Director Renard Terrell 4024 N 116th Circle Omaha, NE 68164 COLLEGE CHAPTER Beta Beta (Nebraska - #46) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Beta Xi Lambda (Omaha - #157) Alfred Grice (S) 5520 N 49th SI Omaha, NE 68104 NORTHERN OHIO I Director Joseph Sansbury 5311 Brandy Lane Sylvania, OH 43560 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Alpha ( T o l e d o - #310) David Young (VP) 911 Cuthbert Road Toledo, OH 43607 Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green - #317) Kenneth Hale (CS) 130 South Prospect Bowling Green, OH 43402 ALUMNI CHAPTER Alpha XI Lambda (Toledo #135) Emerson Ross, Jr (P) 1647 South Cove Toledo. OH 43606


NORTHERN OHIO-II Director Nate Hagins 182 SI Clair Akron, OH 44321 COLLEGE CHAPTERS PI (Cleveland - #15) Curtis Smith (P| Cleveland State U Box 110 1983 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44120 Alpha Tail (Akron #40) Carlton Barnetl Jr (VP) 462 Dorchester Road Akron OH 44320 Epsilon Delta (Kent St #313) No Report lota Phi (Mount Union- #417) No Report XI Chi (Baldwin-Wallace #706) Raymond Allen, II (P) 1871 Roxbury Road East Cleveland, OH 44112 Omicron Epsilon (Youngslown Si #712) Clarence McElralh (P) 1409 Kensington Youngslown OH 44505 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Rho Lambda (Youngslown #160) No Report Delia Alpha Lambda (Cleveland #189) Lem Roberson (P) 3393 Norwood Rd Shaker Hgls. OH 44122 Eta Tail Lambda (Akron - #273) No Report Kappa Mu Lambda (Lorrain - #534) No Report CENTRAL OHIO Director John Gore 151 Scottsburg Court Gahanna, OH 43230 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa (Ohio St #10) Keith Herrori (P) 81 East 8th Apt E Columbus, OH 43201 Phi (Ohio #20) No Report Omicron Rho (Ohio Wesleyan - #723) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus #138) Amos Wh.le (P) P O Box 091040 Columbus. OH 43209 WEST CENTRAL OHIO Director Fred Conway, Jr 3729 Denhnger Dayton OH 45426 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Xi (Wilbertorce - #13) Jettery Kokuma (VP) 1055 N Bickett Wilbertorce OH 45384 Gamma Thela (Dayton - #74) Gary Cross (P) 331 Kielaber Dayton, OH 45409 Delia Xi (Central Slate - #300) Vernon Genius (CS) P O Box 881 Wilbertorce, OH 4S3B4 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Thela Lambda (Dayton - #108) Walter Gilliard (P) 1642 Diplomat Drive Daylon, OH 45432 Chi Lambda (Wilbertorce - #121) L J Ingham (CS) Box 351 Wilbertorce OH 45384 Zeta Delia Lambda (Springfield - #237) No Report SOUTHWEST OHIO Director Clarence Frazier 1145 Wionna Avenue Cincinnati. OH 45224 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha (Cincinnati #23) Ronald Gandy (P) 1050 Elda Lane Cincinnati, OH 45224 Delta Upsilon I Miami #306) Randi Thomas (P) 167 Havighurst Oxlord. OH 45056 ALUMNI CHAPTER Delia Gamma Lambda (Cincinnati #191) No Report WEST VIRGINIA! Direclor Adolphus Young. Jr P O Box 13 Keystone. WVA 24852

COLLEGE CHAPTERS Bela Thela (Bluelield Si - #52) William Adams, Jr (P) Box 177 Bluelield, WV 24605 XI Thela (Concord #493) Leonard Davis Jr (P) Roule 2. 206-A Cove Rd Wytheville VA 24382 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta Lambda (Bluelield #128) Adolphus Young, Jr (S) P O Box 671 Bluelield, WV 24701 WEST VIRGINIA II Direclor Douglas Miller 313 24th Street Dunbar, WV 25064 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta (West Virginia St ~ #28) No Report Nil Nil (Marshall - #475) Fred Ryan (P) 630 20lh St Box 6 Hunnnglon WV 25701 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha lota Lambda (Charleston- #131) No Report WEST VIRGINIA III Director Miles Carey 108 N Arthur Drive Charleston, WV 25312 COLLEGE CHAPTER PI Mil (Wesl Virginia #740) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley - #170) No Report WISCONSIN Direclor Coleman O Wells 922 W Zedler Lane Mequon, Wl 53092 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon (Wisconsin - #71) No Report Epsilon Tail (UW-Milwaukee 327) No Report Zeta tola (UW-Whitewaler - # 3 4 0 No Report Ela Bela (WSU-Plalteville #355l No Report Ela PI (WSU-Oshkosh - #368) William McNeal 1810 Woodlane Ave Racine. Wl 53403 Mu Epsilon (Carthage - #446) No Report NuXi (Marquette - #476) No Report (Carroll - #477) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delia Chi Lambda (Milwaukee - #210) Virgil Gllmore (P) 1518 W Capitol Drive Milwaukee, Wl 53206 Mu Eta Lambda (Madison - #552) Ray Allen (P) 6406 Olympic Drive Madison. Wl 53705

SOUTH ALABAMA Director Leotts Peterman 4340 Yorkshire Drive Montgomery. AL 36108 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Beta (Talladega - #24) Wilberl Chavis (P) Talladega College Talladega. AL 35160 Beta Upsilon (Alabama St - #63) Booker Wheeler (P) P O Box 28 Alabama State U Montgomery, AL 36195 Gamma Kappa (Miles - #76) Zednc Brown (P) 5500 Avenue "G" Miles College. Bx 227 Birmingham, AL 35208 Gamma Phi (Tuskegee - #86) Mark Brown (P) Residence Hall F Room 311 Tuskegee, AL 36088 Delta Gamma (Alabama A 8. M - # 9 i ) Marvin Randolph (CS) P O Box 220 Alabama A & M Normal, AL 35762

Xi Rho Lambda Delia Beta (Belle Glade #605) (Bethune-Cookman - #90) David Hill (P) James Hams (P) P O Box 328 565 2nd Avenue # 5 Belle Glade, FL 33430 Daytona Beach, FL 32015 Xi Sigma Lambda Delia Psi (Panama City - #606) (Florida Memorial #309) Carl Dukes (S) Danny Milton (P) 77 Winward Lane 15800 NW 42nd Avenue Shalimar, FL 32579 Miami. FL 33054 Xi Psi Lambda Eta Delia (Palmetto - #611) (Miami - #357) Gwenard Davis (P) Dwighl Dean (P) 1011-34lh Slieel E 2425 NW 901h Street Palmetto, FL 33561 Miami, FL 33147 Omicron Bela Lambda Thela Gamma (Clearwater - #613) (S Florida - #378) Joseph Carwise (P) Terry Nealy (P) 1255 Palmetto Street 4306 Easl Powhattan Ave Clearwater. FL 33515 Tampa, FL 33610 Theta Sigma GEORGIA (Florida - #392) Director Vincent Edwards (S) Robert Willis P O Box 15237 3604 Revere Road SW Gainesville, FL 32604 Allania, GA 30331 lota Delia COLLEGE CHAPTERS (Florida St - #401) tola Dexter Williams (P) (Morris Brown - #9) FSU, Box 7702 John Williams (P) Tallahassee, FL 32306 P O Box 95022 Kappa Upsilon Atlanta, GA 30314 (Jacksonville - #438) Alpha Rho Roger Sears (A) (Morehouse #38) P O Box 43032 Michael Johnson (CS) Jacksonville, FL 32203 P O Box 627 Mu Thela Monroe House (W Florida #449) Atlanta GA 30314 No Report Alpha Phi XI lota (Clark - #42) (Central Florida #494) No Reporl Darryl Hams (P) Gamma Zeta 3435 Saddle Blvd #189 (Ft Valley St - # / 2 ) Orlando, FL 32826 No Report Xi Kappa Delta Delia (Florida Tech - #495) (Albany SI - #92) No Report Steve Lambert (Pi ALUMNI CHAPTERS 504 College Drive Upsilon Lambda P O Box 36 (Jacksonville - #119) Albany, GA 31705 Nathaniel Davis (P) Delta Eta 1416 Jefferson St (Savannah St #95) Jacksonville. FL 32209 No Report Beta Beta Lambda Zeta Mu (Miami - #146) (Georgia St - #342) Clarence Ewell (P) Leondus Hardnett (P) P O Box 510027 591 E Handy Drive Miami. FL 33151 Atlanta, GA 30318 Bela Delta Lambda Zeta Pi (Daytona Beach - #148) (Georgia - #346) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Clarence Childs (P) Harold Wrighl. Jr (S) Omicron Lambda 1652 Lawrence Circle Box 2347 (Birmingham - #114) Daytona Beach, FL 32017 Alhens. GA 30612 William Green (P) Gamma Zeta Lambda Ela Alpha 705 Mohican Circle (Tampa - #172) (Paine #354) Birmingham AL 35214 Frank Watson (P) No Report Alpha Nu Lambda 3411 Deleuil Avenue Thela Bela (Tuskegee #134) Tampa, Florida 33610 (Columbus #377) Jack Bailey Jr (P) Gamma Mu Lambda Eric Graves (CS) P O Drawer BBB (Tallahassee #177) 4325 Old Cusseta Rd Tuskegee Institute. AL 36088 Michael James (CS) Lot # 5 3 Alpha Upsilon Lambda P O Box 5474 Columbus. GA 31903 (Montgomery - #141) Tallahassee FL 32314 lota Eta Wendell Saxon (CS) (Mercer #404) Delta Delta Lambda P O Box 6058 No Report (West Palm Beach - #192) Montgomery AL 36106 Mu Alpha Charles While (P) Beta Omicron Lambda (Emory - #442) P O Box 982 (Mobile - #158) West Palm Beach. FL 33402 Wayne Woods (S) Alvin Allen (RS) P O Box 21185 Delia XI Lambda 1205 St. Madar Street Allania. GA 30322 (Orlando - #202) Mobile, AL 36603 Mu Gamma Levester Tubbs (P) Delta Theta Lambda (Georgia College - #444) 620 Morgan Street (Huntsville - #196) No Report Wmler Springs. FL 32708 A J Garth (CS) Mu Delta Epsilon Mu Lambda Box 33, Alabama A S M (Georgia SW - #445) (Pensacola - #222) Normal, AL 35762 No Report Neroy Anderson (P) Delta Pi Lambda Mu Omicron 1301 Easl Fisher (Selma - #204) (Valdosta St #455) Pensacola. FL 32503 Reginald Geary (P) Eric Scott (S) Epsilon Pi Lambda 1929 First Avenue VSC. Box 787 (Ocala #226) Selma, AL 36701 Valdosta. GA 31698 Epsilon Pi Lambda Delta Phi Lambda Nu Gamma (Ocala #226) (Tuscaloosa - #209) (W Georgia #466) William Jackson (S) Bruce Crawtord (S) James Dothard (P) 1822 S W 4 t h 118-D 48th Street, East P O Box 10016 Ocala. FL 32674 Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 Carrolllon. GA 30118 Zeta Alpha Lambda Epsilon Delta Lambda Nu Mu (Fl Lauderdale - #234) (Talladega - #215) (Georgia Tech - #474) Roy Smiley (P) Thomas Lawrence (S) Anthony Cooney (P) P O Box 6072 114 Baker 463 9th St, NW Ft Lauderdale FL 33310 Talladega. AL 35160 Atlanta, GA 30318 Eta Kappa Lambda Theta Alpha Lambda HTM (Ft Pierce - #265) (Gadsden #278) (Georgia Southern #703) Haven Fenn (S) No Report Philip Pugh, Jr (P) 2601 Avenue T Theta Gamma Lambda LB 10747 Ft Pierce. FL 33450 (Dothan - #280) Georgia Southern College Theta Eta Lambda Thomas Hawthorne (P) Slatesboro GA 30460 (St Petersburg - #284) Rte 2, Box 258 Anthony Thurston (P) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Abbeville, AL 36310 901 12th Streel. S Eta Lambda Kappa Nu Lambda St Petersburg FL 33705 (Atlanta - #107) (Leighton - #535) lota Bela Lambda Larry Earvm (P) No Reporl (Cocoa #503) 154 Peyton Road, SW Mu lota Lambda Jesse Dillard, Jr (P) Atlanta, GA 30311 (Mobile #554) P O Box 1275 Alpha Chi Lambda Darryl Shepherd (S) (Augusta - #143) Cocoa, FL 32922 2849 Keener Si Willie Marshall (FS) tola Pi Lambda Whisller, AL 36612 829 Strother Drive Mu Psi Lambda (Miami - #516) Augusta, GA 30901 (Homewood - #567) Eldndge Williams (CS) Beta Phi Lambda Willie Benson (P) P O Box 571098 (Savannah - #164) P O Box 2281 Miamai, FL 33157 Chester Ellis (CS) Birmingham, AL 352011 Mu Zela Lambda P O Box 1361 (Lakeland - # 5 5 1 / Savannah. GA 31402 FLORIDA Donzell Floyd (CS) Gamma Omicron Lambda Direclor 445 Avenue "B". NE (Albany #180) John C Rawls Wmterhaven FL 33881 Willie Powers (P) Route 23 Box 435 Nu Eta Lambda 2107 Techwood St Gainesville. Fl 32608 (Gainesville - #574) Albany. GA 31707 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Altred Peoples (S) Gamma Sigma Lambda Beta Nu P O Box 1142 (Fl Valley - #183) (Florida A S M #56) Gainesville, FL 32601 Ralph Malone (S) Dwannal McGahee (CS) Xi Omicron Lambda 1211 Beverly P O Box 1518. FAMU (Fort Myers #603) Fl Valley. GA 31030 Tallahassee, FL 32307 No Report Epsilon Nu (Slillman #321) Robert W Williams (S) P 0 Box 4784 Slillman College Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 Thela Delta (Soulh Alabama #379) Vincent Crawford (P) 332 Easl Elm Street Pnchard, AL 36610 lota Nu (UAB - #409! James Bolden (S) 1824 Eleclra Drive SW Birmingham, AL 35211 Kappa Alpha (Alabama - #420) Winfred Kirksey (P) P 0 Box 5362 University AL 35486 Kappa Gamma (North Alabama - #422) No Report NuTau (Montevallo - #481) Kenneth Carter (CS) P 0 Box Drawer X, UM Montevallo. AL 35115 Xi Beta (Troy State #487) Michael Smith (P) P O Box 254, TSU Troy, AL 36082 Xi Xi (Jacksonville - #498) No Report Omicron Alpha (Auburn-Montgomery #708) Sylvester Motley (P) 668 AUM Montgomery, AL 36193 Omicron Kappa (Auburn #717) Gerald Williams P O Box 1865 Auburn, AL 36830 Omicron Sigma (B'ham Southern - #724) Willie Holley (S) P O Box 799, BSC Birmingham. AL 35254 Pi Delia (Livingston - #733) Sanlord Jeames (P) 202 2nd Avenue Eulaw, AL 35462

Delia lota Lambda (Columbus #197) No Reporl Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon #213) Rufus Johnson (CS) P O Box 5329 Macon. GA 31208 Ela Iota Lambda (Athens - #264) Hugh Goodrum (CS) P 0 Box 902 Alhens. GA 30603 Thela Nu Lambda (LaGrange - #289) Alfred McNair (S) P O B o x 1818 LaGrange, GA 30241 tola Gamma Lambda (Brunswick #504} Milton Gaines (S) 8 l 5 ' / ? W o l l e Street Brunswick, GA 31520 Kappa Tau Lambda (Valdosla - #541) Alvin Payton. Jr (P) 12 Judy Lane Valdosta. GA 31601 Nu Mu Lambda (Decatur #578) Baldwin Gammage (P) 3455 Boring Road Decalor GA 30034 MISSISSIPPI Director Wiley Jones Alcorn State University P O Box 509 Lorman MS 39096 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo #85) Stanley Jones (P) P O Box 401 Tougaloo, MS 39174 Delta Kappa (Alcorn #98) James Brumfietd Jr (P) P O Box 267 Lorman. MS 39096 Delia Phi (Jackson Stale #307) No Report Zela Phi (MVSU- #351) Lafayette Stewai! (P) P O Box 899MVSU Ilia Bena MS 38941 lota Gamma (Rust - #400) Michael Mack (VP) 1321 Haynes Memphis. TN 38114 Kappa Beta (Mississippi SI #421) Altred Carter (P) P O Box 1472 Mississippi State. MS 39762 Mu Xi (USM #454) No Report Nu Upsilon (Mississippi #482) Johnny Anderson (CS) P O Box 3251 University MS 38677 Omicron Gamma (Millsaps - #710) No Report Omicron Psi (Delta St - #729) Larry McCullum (P) P O Box 1253 Delta Slate U Cleveland, MS 38733 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson #127) Robert Harrison Jr (S) P O Box 356

Yazoo City, MS 39194 Epsilon Xi Lambda (Mound Bayou #224) No Report Zeta Mu Lambda (Biloxi - #244) No Report Eta Phi Lambda (Columbus - #275) Johnny Johnson (P) P O Box 464 Columbus, MS 39701 Theta Sigma Lambda (Natchez #294) No Report Mu Gamma Lambda (Haltiesburg-Laure! - #548) Harry McKnight, Jr (S) P O Box 2042 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Mu Pi Lambda (Brookhaven - #560) Alvin Franklin (P) 5955 Westmore Drive Jackson MS 39206 Xi Zela Lambda (Moss Point - #595) B B Jennings (VP) 5631 Rose Drive Moss Point MS 39563 NORTH CAROLINA Direclor Jerome Coleman 6113 Summerfield Drive Durham. NC 27712 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron (Johnson C Smith #36) James Beane. Jr (P) UPO Box 1035 Johnson C Smith Univ Charlotte, NC 28216

Beta Epsilon (NC A & T #49) No Report Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City - #50) Curtis Johnson (P) Box 231, ECSU Elizabeth City NC 27909 Bela tola (Wmslon-Salem #53) No Report Beta Rho (Shaw - #60) No Reporl Gamma Beta (NC Central - #68) No Report Gamma Mu (Livingston - #77) No Report Gamma Psi (St Augustine's - #88) T Nelson Williams (P) Box 1142 SAC Raleigh, NC 27611 Epsilon Zela (Fayetteville St - #315) No Report Zeta Epsilon (Barber-Scotia - #336) No Report ElaMu (East Carolina - #365) Anthony Bunch (P) P O Box 3167 Greenville. NC 27834 Eta Omicron (NC St #367) Paul Flanagan (CS) P O Box 5631 Raleigh NC 27607 Kappa Omicron (Duke - #433) Steve Royster (P) P O Box 4783. DS Durham, NC 27706 Mu Zela (North Carolina - #447) No Report Mu Tau (UNC-Charlotte - #459) Anthony Briggs (S) University Cone Center Charlotte. NC 28223 Nu Zela (W Carolina - #469) Larry Naylor (P) P O Box 543 Cullowhee. NC 28723 Xi Ela (Wake Forest #492) No Report Omicron Bela (Atlantic Christian - #709) No Reporl Omicron Theta (Wilmington - #715) Malcolm Coley (P) P 0 Box 3725 Wilmington NC 28407 PI Zela (UNC-Greensboro - #735) Joseph Johnson (P) 909-C Morehead Avenue Greensboro. NC 27403 PlNu (Appalachian St - #741) Elson Baldwin (P) P O Box 8934-ASU Boone, NC 28608 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Lambda (Greensboro - #110) Jimmie Williams (P) P O Box 21052 Greensboro. NC 27420 Phi Lambda (Raleigh - #120) No Report Alpha Pi Lambda (Winston-Salem - #137) No Report Bela Thela Lambda (Durham - #152) No Reporl Beta Mu Lambda (Salisbury - #155) No Report Beta Nu Lambda (Chailotte - #156) No Reporl Gamma Kappa Lambda (Wilmington - #176) No Report Gamma Psi Lambda (Asheville - #188) Valton Henderson (P) 24 Pmecroft Ln Fletcher NC 28732 Epsilon Rho Lambda (Fayetteville - #227) James Purcell (P) 176 Topeka Street Fayetteville NC 28301 Epsilon Sigma Lambda (Rocky Mount - #228) Bobbie Clark (S) 3206 Sunset Avenue Ext Apt 3-6 Rocky Mounl. NC 27801 Epsilon Chi Lambda lEIizabelh City #232) Roger McLean (CS) Box 9 2 1 . ECSU Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Zeta Eta Lambda (Greenville - #240) A Ray Rogers (P) P O Box 1187 Greenville, NC 27B34


Epsilon Psi Lambda Theta Upsilon (Alexandria - #233) (Arkansas St - #394) Oliver Simpson (P) Eta Mu lambda Gregory Tate (P) P O Box 5276 (Gaslonia - #266) P 0 Box 2674 Alexandria, LA 71301 No Report State Universily, AR 72467 Zeta Chi Lambda Theta Omicron Lambda Theta Phi (Bogalusa - #254) (Goldsboro #291) (Central Arkansas - #397) No Report Willie Nowlin (S) No Report Zeta Psi Lambda 109 Neuse Circle Kappa lota (Lake Charles - #255) Goldsboro, NC 27530 (S Arkansas - #428) Robert Boxie, Jr (P) Nil loll Lambda Zachery Smedley (P) P O Box 1102 (Kinston - #576) SAU. Box 503 Lake Charles, LA 70602 Thomas Altson (S) Magnolia. AR 71753 Eta Gamma Lambda P O Box 804 Kappa Kappa (Lafayette - #258) Kmston, NC 28501 (Arkansas - #429) Edgar Jordan. Jr (S) TENNESSEE Nil Kappa Lambda Dana Calvin (S) 100 South Orleans Director (lumberton - #577) Lafayette. LA 70501 608 N Storer Floyd Jones No Report Ela Delta Lambda Fayetteville. AR 72701 751 Bonlemps Drive Omicron Gamma Lambda (Monroe - #259) Kappa Psi Nashville TN 37207 (Kernersville - #614) Louis Pargoud (CS) (UA-Little Rock - #441) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Melvin Mauney (P) P O Box 815 No Report Chi 234 Foxcroft Dr Monroe, LA 71210 Nu Alpha (Meharry Medical - #21) Winston-Salem. NC 27102 lota Xi Lambda (Arkansas Tech - #464) Ronald Taylor (P) (Opelousas - #514) No Report Box 781 Hubbard Hospital SOUTH CAROLINA No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Nashville. TN 37208 Director Nu Alpha Lambda Pi Lambda Alpha Chi Peter Felder (Marrero - #568) (Little Rock #115) (Fisk - #43) 1939 Lake Drive No Report No Report No Repon Orangeburg, SC 29115 Nu Theta Lambda Delta Sigma Lambda Beta Xi COLLEGE CHAPTERS (St Martinville - #575) (Pine Bluff #206) (Lemoyne-Owen - #57) Beta Delta Lennet Polk (P) No Report No Repon (SC State - #48) 207 Terry Drive Theta Tau Lambda Beta Omicron Richard Koger (P) Latayetle, LA 70501 (Helena #295) P O Box 1954 (Tennessee St - #58) Nu Sigma Lambda Willis Williams (FS) Orangeburg, SC 29117 No Report (Natchitoches - #584) 51 Lambert Drive Gamma Gamma Beta Pi No Report West Helena. AR 72309 (Allen U - #69) Xi Nu Lambda (Lane - #59) Mu Omicron Lambda James Edwards, III (T) (Baton Rouge - #601) Rickney McCurry (A) (Blytheville #559) 2115 Lady St Milton Kleinpeler (CS) 523 Berry St Clarence Freeman (P) Columbia, SC 29204 P O Box 9446 Jackson. TN 38301 P O Box 991 Gamma Pi Baton Ruge, LA 70813 Gamma Omicron ( B e n e d i c t - #81) Osceola. AR 72370 (Knoxville - #80) Raymond Mayes (P) Omicron Zeta Lambda No Report Xi Chi Lambda 2614 St Phillip (Fayetteville - #617) Eta Phi (Leesville - #610) Columbia. SC 29204 John Colber (S) (UT Chattanooga - #373) Herman Gladney (P) P O Box 1341 Brad Corbm (VP) P O Box 325 Delta Alpha Fayetteville. AR 72702 504 Lookout Leesville, LA 71446 (Clallm - #89) Chattanooga, TN 37402 OKLAHOMA No Report LOUISIANA Director Eta lota Director Theta Pi (Voorhees - #362) Lawrence Simpson William G Henderson (Auslm-Peay - #390) Vincent Delaney (P) 1341 Lawrence Street 1214 NE 67th 650 Porter Drive No Report Eunice. LA 70535 Oklahoma City, OK 73111 Denmark, SC 29042 Kappa Eta COLLEGE CHAPTERS COLLEGE CHAPTERS (Memphis St #426) Beta Sigma Theta Nil Beta Kappa (Southern - #61) (South Carolina - #387) No Report (Langston - #54) Danen Bradford (P) David Smalls (P) Kappa Theta Reginald Holloway (P) P O Box 9929. SU (Vanderbilt - #427) P O Box 85128. USC P O Box 666 Baton Rouge. LA 70813 Columbia. SC 29225 No Report Langston, OK 73050 Beta Tau Kappa Xi Kappa Chi Epsilon Epsilon (Xavier #62) (Middle Tennessee #432) (Francis Marion - #440) (Oklahoma SI - #314) Ellon Haydel (P) Allonzo Graham (P) No Repon Jerry Grayson (P) 4718 Prentiss Avenue P O Box 384 Mu Beta 408 N Washington New Orleans. LA 70126 Stillwater, OK 74074 Florence. SC 29503 (UT-Martin #443) Beta Phi Zeta Zeta No Report Mil Pi (Dillard - #64) Mu lota (Baptist - #456) (Oklahoma - 337) Bruce Benton (P) (Tennessee - #450) Beniamm Rivers (S) Todd Chandler (P) Dillard U, Box 1108 Baptist College Box 109 No Report 1933 NE 52nd 2601 Gentilly Blvd Charleston, SC 29411 Nu Eta Oklahoma City, OK 73111 New Orleans. LA 70126 Nu Pill (Christian Brothers - #470) Delta Sigma Zeta Sigma (USC-Conway - #483) No Report (Central St - #34B) (Gramblmg - #304) Omicron Phi No Report No Report Melvin Tate, II (P) (Tennessee Tech - #727) XI Epsilon Zela Upsilon P O Box 2166, GSU Victor Harris (P) (Morris - #490) Gramblmg, LA 71245 (Northeastern St - #350) P O B o * 7602 Michael Gary (P) Epsilon Upsilon No Report Tenn Tech University P O Box 32 (SUNO - #328) Ela Theta Cookeville, TN 38505 Morns College No Report (East Central St - #361) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Sumter SC 29150 Zeta Xi No Report XI Phi Tau Lambda Kappa Epsilon (Nashville - #118) (Winthrop - #705) (SW Louisiana - #344) (Cameron - #424) Wilson Welch (CS) Richard Davis (S) Steven Jones (P) No Report P O Box 5506, WCS P O Box 5646 USL, P O Box 41889 Omicron Nu Rock Hill. SC 29733 Nashville, TN 37208 Lafayette, LA 70504 (Tulsa - #719) Omicron Chi Eta Kappa Psi Lambda Xavier Warren (P) (Wottord - #728) (Chattanooga - #122) (Louisiana Tech - #363) Box 266, Westby Center No Repon Ernest Burlington (P) Jonathan Smith (P) University of Tulsa Pi Alpha 802 Line Street P O Box 3129. TS Tulsa, OK 74104 (Clemson - #730) Chattanooga. TN 37404 Ruston. LA 71272 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Jerry Middleton. Jr (P) Alpha Delta Lambda Eta Chi Alpha Tau Lambda Box 7182 University Station (Memphis - #126) (Tulsa - #140) (NE Louisiana - #374) Clemson, SC 29632 Jesse McGee (P) No Report Kevin Jackson (S) ALUMNI CHAPTERS 1287 Pebble Creek Bela Epsilon Lambda NLU-Olin Hall. Box 2448 Alpha Psi Lambda (Boley #149) Memphis. TN 38119 Monroe, LA 71212 (Columbia - #144) No Report Alpha Mu Lambda Theta Theta Timothy Evans, Sr (P) Beta Eta Lambda (Knoxville. - #133) (McNeese SI - #383) 7332 Parview Dr (Oklahoma City - #151) Leonard Jackson (CS) Gregory Mitchell (VP) Columbia, SC 29223 Oliver Stripling (P) P O Box 2091 P O Box 477 Beta Kappa Lambda P O Box 11105 Knoxville. TN 37901 Lake Charles, LA 70609 (Charleston - #154) Oklahoma City, OK 73111 Beta Upsilon Lambda Thela Phi James Coaxum (S) Beta Chi Lambda (Jackson - #163) (UNO #395) 1017 Lango Avenue (Muskogee - #165) No Repon No Report Charleston. SC 29407 James Johnson (S) Kappa Zeta Lambda Theta Chi 74 Anthony (NW State - #396) Muskogee, OK 74403 Gamma Gamma Lambda No Report Zeta Gamma Lambda (Clarksville - #529) (Greenville - #169) Kappa Mu (Langston - #236) Arnold Myers (P) James Harper (S) (Nicholls St - #430) No Report 2613 Wren Road P O Box 5244 Tyrone Melancon (A) Eta Xi Lambda Clarksville. TN 37042 Greenville. SC 29606 P O Box 133 Mu Nu Lambda Delta Zeta Lambda Schnever, LA 70395 (Lawton-FI Sill - #268) (Kmgsport - #557) (Orangeburg - #194) Kappa Nu Robert Norwood (S) Wilbur Hendricks (P) Robert Gordon (P) (SE Louisiana - #431) P 0 Box 6752 2390 Pine Road. NE 338 Carver St Bernard Blair, IV (DP) Lawton, OK 73504 Orangeburg, SC 29115 Kmgsport TN 37660 P O Box 2370 Delta Kappa Lambda TEXAS Hammond. LA 70402 (Florence - #198) Director NuPtl No Repon Gerald Joseph (Louisiana SI - #485) Eta Omicron Lambda 2421 Delano ARKANSAS Isiah Johnson (CS) (Rock Hill - #269) Houston TX 77003 Director P O Box 21902 No Repoh COLLEGE CHAPTERS Hubert Brown Baton Rouge LA 70893 Theta Phi Lambda Delta P O Box 6296 (Bennettsville - #297) (Huston-Tillotson #4) Pine Blutl. AR 71611 ALUMNI CHAPTERS No Repon No Report COLLEGE CHAPTERS Sigma Lambda lota Eta Lambda Alpha Sigma Bela Chi (New Orleans - #117) (Denmark - #508) (Wiley â&#x20AC;˘ #39) Desmond Abies (CS) (Philander Smith - #65) J Leonard Gattison (s) No Report 4634 Francis Drive Lawrence Mansfield (P) P O Box 1834 New Orleans LA 70126-39 ' 0 Gamma Alpha 812 W 13th. Box 601 S C State College Bela lota Lambda Helena AR 72202 (Texas College - #67) Orangeburg SC 29117 (Baton Rouge - #153) Gamma Delta No Report Mu Epsilon Lambda No Report (UAPB - #70) Delta Theta (Conway #550) Dana Bracy (P) (Texas Southern - #96) Delta Upsilon Lambda Stewan Strothers (S) UAPB-PO Box 155 No Report Shreveport - #208) 112 Brookgate Dr P.ne Blutf. AR 71601 Epsilon Gamma James Leary (T) Forestbrook-Myrtle Beach Theta Kappa 2961 Looney St (Bishop - #312) SC 29577 Shreveport. LA 71103 Anthony Brown (VP) Xi Gamma Lambda (Henderson SI - #385) Epsilon Kappa Lambda 6818 Shady Brook Lane (Beauton - #592) Slevie Martin (P) (Gramblmg - #221) No Repon Box 2087 P O Box H-6528 No Report Arkadelphia. AR 71923 Dallas, TX 75231 Xi Theta Lambda (Spartanburg - #597 Henry Midgett (S) P O Box 1062 Spartanburg, SC 29301 Xi Upsilon Lambda (Greenwood #608) Rodney Robinson (S) P O Box 244 Hodges, SC 29653 XI Phi Lambda (Summerville - #609) No Report

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Epsilon lota (Texas - #318) Ward White (P) 9601 Middle Fiskville Rd Box U-7 Austin, TX 78753 Epsilon Rho (Lamar - #325) Thomas Jones (P) P O Box 10729 Lamar University Beaumont, TX 77705 Epsilon Sigma (SI Marys - #326) No Report Zeta Kappa (UT-EI P a s o - # 3 4 1 ) David Myers (P) 4708 Round Rock El Paso. TX 79924 Zeta Tau (Easl Texas SI - #349) Darius Baszile (P) Box S, ET Station Commerce. TX 75428 Zeta Chi (UT-Arlmgton - #352) Tracy Baysinger (P) 705 S Davis Arlington, TX 76010 Eta Gamma (Prairie View - #356) Raymond Wright (CS) P O Box 2255 Prairie View, TX 77446 Ela Epsilon (North Texas St - #358) Donald Hill, Jr (P) P O Box 5493, NT Station Denton, TX 76203 EtaMu (Houston - #364) Rodney Washington (P) 15830 Kueben Lane Missouri City. TX 77459 Eta Upsilon (Texas Tech - #372) Melvin Byrd (DP) 401 Vanda Ave Lubbock, TX 79403 Eta Psi (Texas Christian - #375) Blake Moorman (CS) 4836 Foard Street Ft Worth, TX 76119 Thela Alpha (Jarvis - #376) Leonard Daniels (P) Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, TX 75765 Theta Mu (Sam Houston St - #386) No Report lota Kappa (Paul Qumn - #407) No Report lota Mu (SF Austin St #408) lota Omicron (SMU #411) Reginald Carpenter (P) P O Box 251, SMU Dallas, TX 75275 Kappa Sigma (West Texas St - #436) No Report Mu Nu (SW Texas St - #453) No Report Pi Omicron (Texas A S M - #743) Kevin Johnson (P) Aston 349 College Station, TX 77840 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Eta Lambda (Houston - #129) No Report Alpha Sigma Lambda (Dallas - #139) Giltort Coleman (P)

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Epsilon Phi Lambda (Port Arthur - #231) No Report Zeta Tau Lambda ( A m a n i t a - #251) No Report Eta Upsilon Lambda (Odessa - #274) No Report Theta Delta Lambda (El Paso - #281) Johnny Shepherd (S) 3330 Wedgewood Drive El Paso. TX 79925 Theta Kappa Lambda (Lubbock - #287) No Report Kappa Gamma Lambda (Texarkana - #526) No Report Kappa Sigma Lambda (Killeen - #540) William Alexander (S) 1105 Elyse Killeen. TX 76543 Mu Rho Lambda (Longview - #561) Otis Jones (P) 2905 Cross Roads Longview. TX 75604 Nu Pi Lambda (Arlington - #582) Calvin Hilton (P) 2110 Ellis Ct Grand Prairie. TX 75051 Xi Beta Lambda (Temple - # 5 9 1 ) Rickey Tennyson (S) 409 Fryers Creek Apt 1315 Temple, TX 76501 Xi Eta Lambda (N Harris County - #596) Randy Allen (P) P O Box 1883 Huntsville, TX 77340 Xi Kappa Lambda (Missouri City - #599) No Report Xi Tau Lambda (N Dallas County - #607) Albert Johnson (P) P O Box 214362 Dallas, TX 75221 Omicron Epsilon Lambda (Corpus Chnsti - #616) Herbert Hawkins. Jr 921 Ayers Corpus Chnsti. TX 78404

Eta Pi Lambda (Pasadena - #270) No Report Mu Xi Lambda (Rialto - #558) No Report Nu Tau Lambda (Orange County - #585) Fred Smith (CS) 16161 Parkside Lane, # 2 8 Huntington Beach. CA 92647 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Director E Sam Sears 3420 N Van Ness Blvd. 103 Fresno, CA 93704 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Beta (Fresno State - #311) No Report Mu Kappa (UC-Santa Barbara - #451 No Repi 'ii Xi Upsilon (Cal Poly-SLO - #704) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Nu Lambda (Fresno - #513) William Day (P) 866 E Fir Fresno. CA 93710 Kappa Eta Lambda (Bakersfield - #530) No Report XI lota Lambda (Camanllo - #598) Joseph Island (P) 3209 Shepherd Camanllo. CA 93010 NORTH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Oirector Allan Gordon

Box 22817 Sacramento, CA 95822 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta Eta (UC-Davis - #382) Rogelio Aranador (RS) 2950 Portage Bay Drive

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Davis, CA 95616 Nu Chi (Pacific - #484) No Report Pi Gamma (CSU-Sacramento - #732) No Report Pi Epsilon SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/HAWAII (CSU-Chico - #734) Oirector No Report Homer Mason ALUMlJl CHAPTERS P O Box 75367 Zeta Beta Lambda Los Angeles. CA 90075 (Sacramento - #235) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Allan Gordon (CS) Alpha Delta P O Box 2261 (USC - #26) Sacramento, CA 95822 No Report Nu Beta Lambda Gamma Xi (Stockton - #569) (UCLA - #79) No Report Brian Williams (P) 1974 S Holt. # 2 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Los Angeles, CA 90034 Oirector MuChi Matthew Dawson (Cal St-Long Beach - #462) 43 Garlhe Court Vincent Rowe (P) Valleio, CA 94591 825 Tannerberg Court COLLEGE CHAPTERS Carson, CA 90746 Alpha Epsilon PI Kappa (UC-Berkeley - #27) (Cal St-Northndge - #739) Aaron Crutison (P) Carl Louisville (P) 3322 King St, # B P O Box 3313 Berkeley, CA 94703 Northridge. CA 91323 XiPI ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Cal St-Hayward - #700) Beta Psi Lambda Gareth Green (Los Angeles - #166) 16551 Hannah Drive Arthur Lewis (P) San Leandro, CA 94578 1749 Virginia Road XI Rho Los Angeles, CA 90019 (San Francisco - #701) Iota Zeta Lambda Anthony Mapp (P) (Compton - #507) 655 MacArthur, # 1 George Weaver (CS) Oakland, CA 94610 P O Box 90692 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Los Angeles. CA 90009 Gamma Phi Lambda Mu Beta Lambda (Berkeley - #186) (Honolulu - #547) James Johnson (P) No Report 11 Hillcresl CI Mu Sigma Lambda Oakland, CA 94619 (Culver City - #562) Gamma Chi Lambda Osie Thornton (P) (San F r a n c i s c o - #187) 8263 Park Circle No Report Thela Beta Lambda Inglewood. CA 90305 (Oakland - #279) INLAND EMPIRE No Report Director

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Dallas, TX 75227 Beta Tau Lambda (Ft Worth - #162) No Report Gamma Eta Lambda (Austin - #173) Louis Goodall (P) 7901 Appomattox Drive Austin, TX 78745 Gamma Pi Lambda (Galveston - #181) Dennis Myers Elworth Wilcox (P) 6715Charlene 4117 Avenue R San Diego, CA 92114 Galveston. TX 77550 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Tau Lambda Eta Sigma (Beaumont #184) (San Diego - #370) No Report No Report Gamma Upsilon Lambda lota Chi (Marshall - #185) ( R e d l a n d s - #418) S A Anderson (CS) York Tsuruta (P) 114 Fisher Dr 106 Bucareli Drive Marshall. TX 75670 San Francisco, CA 94132 Delta Rho Lambda lota Psi (San Antonio - #205) (Cal Poly-Pomona - # 4 1 9 No Report Mychal Wood (P) Epsilon Alpha Lambda 1231 Pasadena, #31 (Tyler - #212) Pomona, CA 91767 Monday Raibon (P) Omicron Eta P 0 Box 4459 (UC-lrvme - #714) Tyler, TX 75712 Byron Kelley (P) Epsilon Epsilon Lambda 2833 N Bristol (Waco - #216) #22-C Horace Vonner (P) Santa Ana, CA 92706 Route 1, Box 508 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Elmmott, TX 76640 Zeta Sigma Lambda Epsilon Tau Lambda (San Diego - #250) (Prairie View - #229) John Houston (S) Frederick Roberts (P) P O Box 50026 P O Box 2241 Prairie View TX 77446-224 1 San Diego CA 92105

Kappa Omicron Lambda (Valleio - #537) Alvin Pedescleaux (S) 308 Echo Summit Road Valleio. CA 94589 COASTAL Director Jethroe Moore, III 3221 Napa Drive San Jose. CA 95148 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Omicron (Stanford - #301) No Report Epsilon Mu (San Jose St - #320) Brian Turner (P) 780 S 11th, # 5 San Jose. CA 95112 Nu Sigma (Stanford - #480) Stephen Randall (P) P 0 Box 6566 Stantord CA 94305 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Sigma Lambda (San Jose - #272) No Report

Kappa Alpha Lambda (Monterey - #524) James Mitchell (P) P O Box 1128 Seaside, CA 93955 Omicron Theta Lambda (Hayward - #619) Damone Hale 24254 Silva Ave, #28 Hayward, CA 94544 ROCKY MOUNTAIN Director Phil Cochran 1165 Drexel Boulder CO 80303 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha lota (Denver - #31) No Report lota Upsilon (Utah State - #416) No Report Omicron Tau (Colorado Si - #725) Dale Wilborn (P) P O Box 807 Lory Sluent Ctr Ft Collins CO 80523 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Psi Lambda #211) No Report lota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs - #515) Julius Darrington (P) 4886 Garden Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80907 Mu Upsilon Lambda (Boulder - #564) No Report ARIZONA/NEVADA Oirector James Hill 8536 N 45lh Drive Glendale, AZ 85302 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Theta (Arizona - #339) Steve Freeman (P) 1228 N Bryant Avenue Tucson, AZ 85711 Mil Ela (Arizona St - #448) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Tau Lambda (Phoenix - #207) William Corbm (CS) 2401 W Cheery Lynn Rd Phoenix, AZ 85015 Eta Pi Lambda (Tucson - #277) Richard Davis (CS) 5620 E So Wilshire Dr Tucson, AZ 85711 Theta Pi Lambda (Las Vegas - #292 No Report NEW MEXICO Oirector Boyd Jackson 1305 Evelyn Court, NE Albuquerque. NM 87112 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Omicron Delia (New Mexico - #711) No Report Pi Eta (New Mexico St - #736) Gregory Dtmmie (S) 244 W Madrid Rd Las Cruses, NM 88005 ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Psi Lambda (Albuquerque - #523) Eddie Tiggs (P) 3501 Juan Tabor NE #F-6 Albuquerque, NM 87111 NORTHWEST Director David Moore 33828 37lh Ave, SW Federal Way. WA 98023 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Xi (Washington - #35) No Report Beta Psi (Oregon - #66) No Report lota Tau (E Washington - #415) Kelvin Bridges (CS) P O Box 2213 Pullman, WA 99163 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Zeta Lambda (Portland - #217) No Report Zela Pi Lambda (Seattle - #248) John German (CS) 4108 51st Ave, So. Seattle, WA 98118 lota Mu Lambda (Tacoma - #512) Eugene Morris (S) P O Box 171 Fern Hill Station Tacoma, WA 98412-0171 Nu Epsilon Lambda (Richland - #572) Gerald Murry (CS) P O Box 756 Richland, WA 99352 Nu Zeta Lambda (Anchorage - #573) No Report Nu Phi Lambda (Spokane - #587) No Report


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