Happy Birthday to Alpha Phi Alpha
One Hundred Yeas ago today, on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, the first black Greek letter organization was founded. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. celebrates one hundred years of excellence today. Brothers all over the world will recognize and commemorate this historic occasion.
This is not only a historic day for Alpha men, but for the entire African-American community. Over the next few years, many organizations; including the other fraternities and sororities, as well as the NAACP, will be celebrating their centennial anniversaries. However the vision of 7 young men, Henry A. Callis, Charles H. Chapman, Eugene K. Jones, George B. Kelly, Nathaniel A. Murray, Robert H. Ogle, and Vertner W. Tandy, laid the groundwork for the worthy groups who would soon follow.
So make sure you call, text, or e-mail one of the Alphas that you know, and wish him a Happy Founder's Day. And to all the brothers, I bid you a centennial 1-1-1-9 (0000006!!!!)