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In their approach to the 15 ,000,000 Negro citizens of the United States, The American Tobacco Company, makers of LUCKY STRIKE, PALL MALL, and HERBERT TTAREYTON has taken extreme care in the selection of Sales Representatives. WILLIAM H . THOMPSON and WILLIAM D. RICHARDSON, both of whom serve as sales representatives for the Company in the D etroit area, are men of achievement. Before joining The American Tobacco Company in 1950, Mr. Thompson had a civil service position with the Unemployment Compensation Commission WILLIAM H. THOMPSON in Detroit. He also had experience as a salesman for the A. W. Cu rtis Laboratories. During World War II he served in the army and voluntered for a year of flight training at Tuskegee Army Air Field. He is a graduate of the Michigan State College School of Business Administration. Mr. Richardson has lived in the D etroit area all his life. He is a graduate of Michigan State College with a degree in History and Political Science. After graduation he sold insurance, later joining the faculty of the Lewis Business College in Detroit. In March, 19 51, he entered the army and served two years. Shortly after being discharged, he became associated with American Tobacco. Both LUCKY STRIKE salesmen are married. Each is father of one child. Mr. Thompson and Mr. Richardson are Charter Members of Gamma Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at Michigan State College.

WILLIAM D. RICHARDSON


DETROIT

The City Beautiful

.. looking south toward the Detroit River and Windsor, Canada

On a broad. level expanse, by the bank of a deep blue river. sits Detroit, the world's most modern metropolis.

the exception of a shor t period during the War of 1812 when it passed into the hands of the British for the second time.

Her site and traditions are a heritage from the hardy explorers of the Seventeenth Century, her greatness of today is a tribute to the industrial era of the Twentieth.

Within Detroit's unhampered boundaries a mighty works, plays and lives.

hosthappily

In 1701 when Cadi llac founded and built this rude settlement on the rim of this northern wilderness, Detroit was simply a savage outpost touched feebly by the stra y glints of French chivalry and nobility, holding in its hand the touchstone of the power of the Bourbon dynasty.

Detroit's streets and boulevards are wide and lined with shade t rees that root deep in her fertile soil. Her cloud-capped towers of business vary pleasantly in hue and outline. Her world-famous industrial plants stand majestic in their history of tremendous. continuous achievement. Her attractive homes are set in gardens. Her parks and playgrounds are spacious.

France held this frontier post until the close of the French and Indian War when all the lands of the St. Lawrence. Ohio and Mississippi valleys were surrendered to Great Britain. Detroit remained a British possession until 1783 when the American Flag rose from its battlements. Tt has since remained under the American rule with

Detroit presents to the world a picture that is modern - a beautiful city , beautiful in its own way and to the sta ndards of its present ge neration that has made it so. 3


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The Beginnings of t.he Negro in Detroit By BROTHER HALEY BELL

There was one physician and one lawyer to attend the needs of about 40 families of Negroes and to others in their neighborhoods.

Seventy-eight years ago only a few Negro families lived in Detroit but, even at that time, a very serious effort was being made by them toward the establishment of business and enterprise.

We have come a long and prosperous way.

What has b een accomplished in the interim is an indication of the abilities of a people to meet the needs of their newfound communities.

Now there are 163 churches, colored, in Detroit, of all denominations, carrying regular worship in church houses. There are 150 beauty shops and seven beauty schools, 220 barber shops and five barber supply houses. There are 60 dentists and 150 physicians with 10 hospitals.

In 1889, the first year of which we have any authentic record, two church organizations, both now over 100 years old, the Second Baptist and the St. Matthews Episcopal, catered and administered to congregations that were small but very energetic. Their communicants developed a social life in Detroit and started a civic interest that has increased over the years.

There are 378 grocers and green grocers. There are 25 general merchandise stores. There are two large wholesale candy factories, one dealing in fine candies and the other catering to the penny trade. There are 34 garages and auto-repair shops.

The Y.W.C.A. and the Y.M.C.A. as they exist today are direct outgrowths of the crusade by these congregations for a wholesome social life for Negroes in Detroit. Presently these two institutions offer both domicile and club life for an appreciable segment of the Negro in Detroit.

There are 103 cleaners and pressers and nine tailors. There are two wholesale cleaning plants. There are 21 hotels and tourist homes. There is the Gotham Hotel, the finest Negro hotel in America. There are two health studios. There are 31 drug stores, eight patent medicine stores and one Latex store dealing in rubber goods.

Notwithstanding that the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. are primarily social in character, they have contributed to the growth of business enterprise among Negroes in Detroit.

Nine of the drug stores belong to the largest Negro drug chain in America. The Sidney Barthwell Drug Stores of Detroit. There are 32 undertakers and funeral directors. There are seven hat shops, 12 milliners, and 11 building contractors using 14 different trades participants, all Negro.

Nearly all the worthwhile conceptions of business endeavor found their birth in the club rooms of one or the other. This is especially true of those things organized and put into being after World War I, for it is since that time that Detroit has seen its greatest business growth as far as Negroes are concerned.

There are 41 gas stations, two new auto dealers and three used car dealers employing 20 salesmen. There are two loan companies, a Federal Home Loan Bank and 37 real estate brokers.

This, however, is little different from the general growth of the City as a whole. In-migration from other States increased the local population who came seeking higher wages and better facilities for living a wholesome life and with the prospect of educating their children.

There are seven insurance companies, one being an original Michigan company with more than 150 persons on the payroll, more than $20.000,000 of insurance in force, assets of over $1,000,000, over $665,000 invested in securities of the United States and a visiting nurse service for the benefit of its policyholders.

Out of all this has come a community that at the present time has the greatest business ownership and activity of any large city in America.

There are 20 bars and cabarets and 126 restaurants and assorted eating places. There are seven florists and three practicing landscape architects. There is one architectural engineer operating his own office.

In Detroit there are 370,000 Negroes forming 15% of the tota l population of the City proper. In 1944 the per capita income of the Negro in Detroit was slightly over $1,068; in 1952 this per capita income had gone up to slightly over $1,539. The total buying income was $352,230,000, and this income was spent in its entirety except for that allocated to taxes and savings.

There are 81 lawyers practicing in the courts of Detroit and there are two local newspapers who are members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association. There are more Negro employees of the County of Wayne than in any other county in America. There are also many Federal and municipal employees.

This actually means that Negroes in Detroit spent during 1952 an overall per capita sum of more than $1,025.

Detroit has more to offer in business and by way of a consumer-buyer's market than any other city in America as far as Negroes are concerned.

In comparison with the time when the per capita ¡income during the year 1869 was $536, this is a phenomenal growth. Although the Negro businessesin Detroit in 1869 were few compared to those today, they were not small in character.

Its industrial aspect makes it the fastest growing city in America with a Negro population that is the most energetic to be found anywhere.

Peter L. Anderson had a prosperous barber shop in the old Peter L. Smith Building and the best business of its kind in the city.

The consumer per capita purchasing power of Negroes in Detroit is the greatest in America and in the midst of the most diversified market facilities now in existence anywhere.

The first colored shop was owned by a Mr. Newby and there was a Charles Shelton who operated one also. There was one funeral director.

The things we have said here are facts. What has been done is in the past and we are justly proud that our people have contributed our share to the prosperity of our country.

In 1869 William Webb operated an antique shop on Congress Street and in his house was held the first abolitionist meeting held in the city for purposes of perfecting the route of the Underground Railroad.

There is no limit to the heights to which our race may rise in its accomplishments in science and industry thus taking its place in the annals of history.

A teamster contractor, C. Johnson, was one of the first business men engaged in an overalltrade and Woodsawer Johnson had a lumber-yard and mill that furnished the building mate-

For the future we predict our country's continued prosperity over all the world and ask only for ourselves that we live in peace and happiness with the grace of God.

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A. Maceo &aith, Preaic!ent General Alpha Phi Alpha .r.ratenuty, Inc. 2011 Borth Wuhington Stre.t Da.l.lae 4 1 Texas Dear JCr Salth:

As Dlellbere ot the Alpha Phi Alpha l'.ratenu ty gather in Detroit trca their hcaee thro~ut the Dation tor their 38th Annual. Convention, pel111t me, through their Preu·d ent Oene.raJ., to extend 111y pereOD&l. BOOd viahee and 4P'eat a cordial Velco.e to JUchipn .traa ever;y citizen ot our own state.

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With <Juaia Lubda Chapter, Detro1t , actiiJB as the boat, I aaa sure that your 1953 COGTention Vill prove to be one ot the moat succeastul and enJoyable national. meet!IJBa ~ t.raterni ty baa ever held.

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It is With much pleasure that I welcome the delegates attending the 38th Annual Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to Detroit . Our city is very glad to play host to your splendid group whose contribution~ to the welfare of the nation are of great significance. The city administration Joins With Gamma Lambda, host chapter, in assuring your delegates that ¡we are happy to have you here and trust that . ' the convention Will be successrUl anQ that you will have -a good time while amongst us .

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A. MACEO SMITH

To the Jewels, past General Officers, General Officers and Delegates to the 39th General Convention

Greetings: As you convene here to ponder questions relevant to improving the status of Negroes and other minorities, I exhort you to the tenets of progressive liberalism, and a renewed appreciation of your responsibility towards making Democracy work. You are aware that technological progress in transportation and communication makes for a smaller world. We are now neighbors with all peoples of the globe. Therefore, it becomes more and more imperative that some solution other than war must be found to end social, political and economic frustration. We must strive, not only to produce a better America, but a better world, where one is not identified as white, black or yellow, but as a man. Our Convention Theme is "First of All, Servants of All ... " Each member must meet the Fraternal challenge if the Brotherhood is to be strengthened to assume requisite responsibilities of the hour. Somehow, we must find a way to mobilize our total strength for the great tasks which lie ahead. In this connection, and as your General President, I have given the command to "go forward." A. MACEO SMITH

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Walte1路 M. Booker Vice PTesident Eastern Region

Lloyd H. William s, Sr. Vice PTesident South-Western Region

Edward C. Madd ox Geneml Counsel

Walter H. Williams Vice PTesident Southern Region

Meredith G. F er guson GeneTal TTeasuTer

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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. General Oflicers

Milton S. J. Wright Director Educational Activities

W. D. Hawkins, Jr. Chairman

W. Barton Beatty Editor The Sphinx

Audit Committee

Borden B. Olive Lay Member Far Western Region

Kermit J . Hall

J err y L. Blocker Lay Member Mid-Western Region

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J . Douglas Shepperd, Jr. Lay Member Eastern Rei;ion

Otis D. Simmons Lay Member South-Western Region

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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GEORGE B. KELLEY

EUGEt\lE KINCKLE JONES

NATHANIEL A. MURRY

Omega Chapter CHARLES H. CHAPMAN

ROBERT H. OGLE

VERTNER W. TANDY

Brief History of Alpha Phi Alpha The first Greek letter society in this country wc::s established during Colonial times at William and Mary College in the Old Dominion State. This was the now famous Phi Eet..., Kappa Fraternity to which many of our brothers have been elected for their excellence in scholarship. With the growth of the country the idea spread until on every college campus Greek letter organizations sprang up. As Negro youth entered these schools, they too were quick to s~ns~ the needs for such mutual a id groups and various students began \.O think along these lines. However, it was not until the :vear 1906 when a group of young students at Cornell University in Old Ithaca organized the first Chapter of our dear Alpha Phi Alpha. Some of them are pictured above and among them J ewel Kelly who designed onr emblem. From Old Cayuga's water, the idea spread and all over the nation new chaoters followed until toda:v our great organization has attained national renown and numbers among its membership many of those who have transcended all by first, truly becoming the servants of all. 20


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Gamma Lambda Chapter was organized in the year of 1919 in the offices of Drs. M. E. Morton and J. Gregory at 1721 St. Antoine. The organizers were J. H. Alexander, C. H. Campbell, U. S. Carey, E. J. Cheeks, P. B. Gamble, J. L. Henderson , C. L. Henderson, Lindsay Johnson , C. H. Mahoney, M . E. Morton, C. Rowlette, Charles Roxborough and S. D. Sparks. James Langston Henderson was elected the first President. The meeting place was moved to the Columbia Community Center at 55 3 East Columbia Street and it was there in 1920 that the first initiation was held. C. Henri Lewis, Jr., Chester Ames. John Dancey and Grover Lange were inducted, later that year Forester B. Washington, Orin Thompson . Max Johnson, J . W. Willis, Lloyd Loomis and W. H. Plummer were admitted. Gamma Lambda moved on and in 1922 another initiation swelled the ranks. T he meeting place was moved to the Chestn ut Community Center and the Chapter met there for several years. In 1925 Gamma Lambda was host to the National Convention , thirty-six Chapters participating. The activities of the Convention were the most numerous in Alpha's history, and a new period was begun in that respect. Among the high lights was the Prom at the Graystone Ballroom and Banquet at the Y .M.C.A., lavish entertainment was poured out in true Alpha fashion. The Chapt er roster further increased due to the influx of A lpha men from all parts of the country. The meeting place was moved to the Russell House and later to the Knights of Pythias Hall on Adams and Brush Streets. Some of the brothers aroused by the inadequacy of these meeting places suggested that Alpha be housed in suitable quarters, the response was terriffic and as the result on May 15, 1919 our present quarters were purchased. The remodeling of the third floor was done during Brother Milton's administration. The remodel ing of the basement was done during Brother Harmon 's administration. Little by little through the co-operation of all concerned 293 E liot Street was moulded into its present home-life atmosphere. Alpha brothers from all over the United States have visited Gamma Lambda's house among which were Channing Tobias, Raiford Logan, Charles Wesley, the late Robert L. Vann and many others. Alpha Men are among the most outstanding in the civic, professional and business life of the community. Gamma Lambda has prospered due to progressive leadership and the pride that all Alpha men take in their FRATERNITY. 22


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Greetings and Welcome: On behalf of Gamma Lambda Chapter, I want to assure each visiting brother that we wish for you the happiest holiday season of your lives. We want your visit to Detroit to be tucked away among your fondest memories and your most cherished souvenirs. Every Gamma Lambda man is your host. He is eager to see that the welcome mat is out at all times. He stands ready to assist you with getting the full measure of a happy experience while in the motor city. RAMON SCRUGGS

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JOHN HURSE Vice President Chnn., Committee on S ouvenh·s

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BARTON MORRIS, Esq. Financial Sec1·etary

DR. CARL SHAW Treasu1·er

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Convention Committee Chaia¡men: 1- Horace Rodgers, Esq., Secretary; 2-William Coleman, Escort; 3- Leonard Cofer, Regis tration; 4-Ted Montgomery, Housing; 5-Roderick Warren, Decorations and Signs; 6---J ack Maddox, Beta Date; 7-Dr. Wm. E. Lawson, Entertainment; 8- Leonard P . Andrews, Flying Squadron ; 9-Francis Griffin, Assessments; 10- Dr. Richard Bowman, Souvenir Program; 11- Dr. Wt!liam Foster, Host and Hostess; 12- Francis Kornegay, Public Relations; 12-John Binford Smith Information. '

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39th Gen eral The• "First of A ll, Serv SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th All Day Open House ..... . .................................... . Alpha House, 293 Eliot 10:00 A.M. Registration ............................ Detroit Urban League, John Rat Mack SUNDAY, DECEMBE R 27th 10:00 A.M. Executive Council Meeting . . . . ......... General President's Suite, Gotham Hotel 10:00 A.M. Registration ............................ Detroit Urban League, John Rat Mack 3:00 P.M. Public Meeting Presentation of Alpha Medal of Honor to Dr. Rufus Clement Address .............................................. Mr. Thurgood Marshall 7:30 P.M. Cocktail Dance ......... . .. . ............. . ..... Labor Temple, 52 W. Montcalm MONDAY, DECEMBER 28th 9:00 A.M. First Business Session ...... . ............................... Rackham Building Brother Walter Harmon, Convention Chairman Presiding Invocation ............................. . ............. Brother William Molbon Welcome Addresses on behalf of Host Chapters Gamma Lambda ...... Brother John Hurse, Vice-President, Gamma Lambda Alpha Upsilon ........ . .. .. ........... Brother Jerry Blocker Alpha Upsilon Response and Keynote Address ...................... Brother William Lovelace Greetings and Introduction of the Gene1·al President ..................... . Brother W. Alexander Smith, Mid-Western Vice-President Remarks ..... . .......... . . .. ....... Brother A. Maceo Smith, General President Memorial Service for Departed Br others . ............ Brother A. Wayman Ward Appointment of Convention Committees and Officials .... The General President Report of the Rules and Credentials Committees .. Brother Andrew J. Lewis, III Fraternity Hymn ................... .... ....... .... ..... ... Brother Maceo Hill Adj9urnment ............. The Convention Chaplain, Brother A. Wayman Ward 12::30-1:25 P .M. 1:30 P.M.

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D. South-Western Region ................... Brother Lloyd H. Williams, Sr. d. Lay Member ... . . .. ... . ................. . . Brother Otis D. Simmons E. Southern Region ........ . ............... Brother Walter H. Williams, Sr. e. Lay Member ............... . .............. Brother Louis W. Sullivan 3. Report of the General Officers A. General Secretary ............................. Brother James E. Huger B. General Treasurer ........... .. .......... Brother Meredith G. F erguson C. Editor of the Sphinx ............ . ......... Brother W. Barton Beatty, Jr. D. Director of Educational Activities ..... . ..... Brother Milton S. J. Wright E. General Counsel. ........................ . .. Brother Edward C. Maddox F. Historian ...... . .......... . ................. Brother Charles H . Wesley 4. Report of the Executive Council. .Brother James E. Huger, General Secretary Fraternal Address Introduction of Speaker ............................ Brother G. Alex Galvin Speaker ...... . .... . .............. . ........ Jewel Brother George B. Kelley Fraternal Hymn ..... . ...................... . ............. Brother Maceo Hill Adjournment ................................... . .. Brother A. Wayman Ward Grand Ball .................. . .......... Veterans' Memorial Building Ballroom

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th 9:00 A .M. Third Business Session Call to Order ...................... Brother A. Maceo Smith, General President Vice-President W. Byron Rumford Presiding Invocation ............................... . .... . .. . . Brother A. Wayman Ward Report of Committees 1. Pan-Hellenic ... . ........................ . ....... Brother William C. Pyant 2. Public Relations ........................... . . Brother William F. McKinney 3. Semi-Centennial ..................... . .. . .... . . . .. Brother Russell Service 4. Standards and Extension ....................... Brother Frederic A. Jackson 5. General Secretary ........................... . ....... Brother C. P. Johnson 10:00 A.M. Workshop Session Workshop !-Undergraduate Problems, Relations and Participation 1. Leader . . ......................................... Brother Otis D. Simmons 2. Resource P erson .... . .......................... Brother Harold Crosthwaite 3. Recorder ....... . ................................ Brother Charles E. Duster Workshop II-Strengthening the Brotherhood 1. Leader .......... . .... . .................. . .......... Brother Bind ley Cyrus 2. Resource Person ...... . ........... . .......... Brother W. Wesley Whetstone 3. Recorder ..... . .. . ............ . ........... ... ...... Brother Horace Rodgers Workshop III-Chapter Housing 1. Leader ................................... . .. Brother M. Stewart Thompson 2. Resource P ersons ..... .. ..... Brothers Oscar C. Brown and Perry B. Jackson

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PAST P RESIDENTS- GAMMA LAMBDA CHAPTER-ALPHA PHI ALPHA F ron t Row: F1·ank P. Raiford, Sr., Remus G. Robinson, Walter V. Harmon, James J. McClendon, H. E. Sims, D. J. Grimes and Julian P. Rodgers, Sr. Back Row: B. 0. Milton, William L. Pestles, HenryS. Dunbar, William F. Goins, Percival R. Piper, John C. Dancy, J . L. H enderson (Omega Chapter). Theodore White not present.


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

Alpha Upsilon Chapter at Detroit, Michigan, was esta blished as an undergraduate chapter to em brace st udents of the City College of Detroit ( now Wayne University ), the University of D etroit, Detroit College of Law, and the Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery. This chaper was set aside on March 27, 1926 by Brother Harley S. Manuel, Midwestern Vice President, Brother Percival R. Piper, General Treasurer and Brother Julian Rodgers of Gamma Lambda. The chapter members were Brothers Moses S. Thompson, Frederick Lightfoot. Melvin E. Fowler, Langston Daniels, Clifton Griffiths, Robert J. Evans, and Ju lius C. Ta ylor. After the establishment of the chapter, co-operation with Gamma Lambda in public movements was eagerly sought. Wayne University recognized the chapter on December 15 , 1926. Alpha Upsilon has endeared itself to Detroit' s social circle by presentation of its annual formal Desakadesis dance. In 1951, Wayne University Inter Fraternity Council awarded Alpha Upsi lon a golden plaque for attaining the highest Scholastic average of any Greek lettered organization on campus.


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(}reelinijJ Alpha Wives and Sweethearts: Welcome to Detroit. We are most happy to have you as our guests at the 39th annual convention and are prepare d to take care of your every need while the Alpha Brothers are in their business sessions. While in Detroit we trust you may be able to visit many of the numerous points of interest. We consider our hotels and restaurants among the best in the country, and we are sure that every effort will be made to serve you as befits an Alpha Wife or Sweetheart. Every effort has been made by our Sphinx Auxiliary to make your visit with us a perfect and not to be forgotten event. Feel free to ask if any little item or detail has been omitted or overlooked. We are here to truly and freely serve you. The Alpha House will be open to you, and with hostess available around the clock to cater to your every wish. Again, Welcome!

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Foster, Dr. William E. Gordon, Leigh W. Gaddy, George W. Garvin, Wynne C. Givens, Howard Glenn, Dalton W. Glenn, Edward Goins, Dr. William F. Graham, Clarence Graham, Dr. J . A. Gray, Dr. Howard 0. Green, Dr. Richard C. Greene, Dr. John B. Greenidge, Dr. Robert L. Greenwood, Thomas J. Griffin, Francis Griffith, Clifton H. Grimes, Dr. D. J. Harmon, Dr. Walter Hatcher, Raymond 0. Hauser, Prather J . Hayes, George W. Henderson, C. L. Hinton, Eugene Holland, Allen Hollis, H. Benford Hollis, Thomas C. Holloway, Dr. Horace Houston, Maurice B. House, Dr. Walter Howell, C. A. Hudson, Bertram Hughes, Wilbur Hurse, John Jackson, Dr. Andrew, II Jackson, Clarence E. Jackson, George Jordan, Jefferson L. Jenkins, Joseph C. Johnson, Dr. Albert H . Johnson, Clement C. Johnson, Robert Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Warren Johnson, Dr. W. H. M. Jones, Charles W. Jones, Floyd Keith, Damon Kennedy, Bertram L. Kennedy, Earl Kornegay, Francis A. Lackey, Lawrence, M.D. Lange, Grover D. Lark, George C. Lawson, Dr. William E. Leatherwood, Robert P . Leach, Nathaniel Lee, Alvin P. Lockette, Paul Lowe, Dr. TownsE"n:i G. Mack, Dr. Walter Mahoney, Charles H. Marlowe, Dr. J. A. May, Lucius J ., Jr. Martin, Louis E. Matney, William C., Jr. Mattocks, Dr. John H. Mayberry, Dr. Robert J. Meyers, Father ? ickford N. Milton, Dr. Boynton Milton, Dr. S. B. Mitchell, Dr. Ralston Molbon, Rev. William H. Montgomery, Theodore Moore, Elihue

Morrison, M. J. Morris, Barton W. Morris, Norman McCall, Dr. Marion G. Letts, John T ., Sr. McCampbell, Thomas H. McClendon, Dr. J. J. McDonald, William McFall, George B. McMahan, Rollie McMillan, Dr. James B. McNeil, Dr. Howard H . Nance, Edgaz· D. Neal, Sam Nelson, Howard W. Noble, Allen D. Nixon, E. Ogletz·ee, Gus E. Patrick, William T., Jr. Peterson, Hughes Patterson, Dr. A. Poole, Walter Perdue, John F. Phillips, Wilburn R. Piper, P.R. Porter, Dr. Rudolph H . Postles, Dr. William L. Quinn, Longworth M. Raiford, Dr. F. P., Sr. Raiford, Dr. Frank P . Richards, Ester Richardson, Edward Richards, William S. Richmond, Dr. Carey W. Riggs, Dr. Harry L. Robinson, Phil C. Robinson, Dr. R. G. Rodgers, Horace Rodgers, J .P. Rodgers, Julian P ., Jr. Rollins, Dr. Hollis Roxborough, John W., II Roxborough, Charles A. Rowlette, Cecil L. Rucker, Dr. J. J. Saunders, James B . Saunders, Lonnie Scruggs, Ramon Shaw, Dr. C. E. Seaborne, William Shaw, Dr. Harvey D. Shields, Charles C. Shine, Richard Simms, Dr. H. E. Simms, Herman S. Sommerville, Albert SmHh, John B. Smith, W. Johnson Stephens, J ames W. Stephens, Dr. Homer C. Stevens, John Stewart, Charles E. Strickland, Carroll H. Strickland, George Strickland, Thomas G. Strouther, John Tabor, Norman T., Jr. Tandy, Joseph F. Taylor, George F. Taylor, William H., Jr. Taylor, Dr. Junius L. Taylor, Lawrence E. Teague, John 1., Jr. Thomas, Dr. Alfred, Jr. Tenell, Mason C.

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M usical Selection

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BROTHER TOLLY W. HARRIS Chairman. Committee on Awards and Achievements

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1953 Detroit General Convention Souvenir Journal  

39th General Convention/47th Anniversary Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., hosted by Gamma Lambda and Alpha Upsilon, December...

1953 Detroit General Convention Souvenir Journal  

39th General Convention/47th Anniversary Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., hosted by Gamma Lambda and Alpha Upsilon, December...

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