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"The sorority brought women together who didn't necessarily see eye to eye, but we had a singular purpose to provide community service for Black women and we did that, this is the same thing that happened for the Black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma which was chartered the year before in 1978. You can't diminish the fact that these systems did a lot for the students who started them as well as the University." Michelle Brown on the chartering of Zeta Phi Beta on the campus of Bucknell…

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from Mashable

Vintage portraits at historically black Howard University, in 1946

Students on the Howard University campus, 1946 - Imgur IMAGE: ALFRED EISENSTAEDT/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES

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Andrew Jackson Young, first African American to serve as UN Ambassador - politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as Mayor of Atlanta and a Congressman from the 5th (Georgia). He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Pledging Alpha Phi Alpha, circa 1952 Dr. King is the fourth person from the left. He was initiated at Sigma Chapter , Boston Metro chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, while he was a graduate student at Boston University.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Dr. LaSalle Leffall holds eleven degrees and was the first African American President of the American Cancer Society.

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Horace Mann Bond (November 8, 1904 - December 21, 1972) was an American historian, college administrator, social science researcher, and father of the civil-rights leader Julian Bond. He was the first President of Fort Valley State University in 1939. Bond graduated with honors from historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania at age 19. He also gained membership in Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

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