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   The Divine Nine:
   The History of
  African- American
    Greek Letter
   Organizations
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
            Inc.
           ΑΦΑ
   Alpha Phi Alpha is the first
    intercollegiate fraternity
     established by African
  Americans. It was founded on
   December 4, 1906 on the
  campus of Cornell University
       in Ithaca, New York.
     Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
         Inc. Famous Members


                                  Lionel Richie
                              Singer and Songwriter




Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.                            Cornell West,
    Civil Rights Leader                                   Educator,
                                                      Philosopher and
                                                           Author
       Alpha
Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
             ΑΚΑ
   was formed on January 15,
  1908 at Howard University. It
 became America's first Greek-
 letter organization established
    by Black college women.
         Alpha
      Sorority, Inc.
         Famous
        Members         Rosa Parks
                  Mother of the Civil Rights
                       Movement

Dr. Mae Jamison                                  Ella Fitzgerald
 Astronaut and                                 Famous jazz singer
businesswoman
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
            ΚΑΨ

Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on
    January 5, 1911 at Indiana
 University at Bloomington. It is
  the first black intercollegiate
   fraternity incorporated as a
          national body.
 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
       Famous Members




                  Kirk Morrison
                  NFL Linebacker

Robert Johnson                          Cedric the
 B.E.T. Founder                        Entertainer
                                   Actor and Comedian
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
           ΩΨΦ
    Omega Psi Phi was founded
     on November 17, 1911, at
       Howard University. The
     fraternity is the first black
         national fraternal
   organization to be founded at
    a historically black college.
   Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
       Famous Members

                         William Cosby




                                                Charles R. Drew
                                             Professor of Surgery at
                                               Howard University
Rev. Jesse Jackson
 Political Leader,
   Presidential
    Candidate        Comedian, author, and
                          producer
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
            ΓΣΘ
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
   was founded on the campus
     of Howard University on
  January 13, 1913. Today, Delta
    Sigma Theta is the largest
    Black Greek sorority in the
              world.
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
        Famous Members

                                          Nikki Giovanni
Aretha Franklin
                                          Writer and Poet
    Singer


                  Carol Mosley-Braun
                  United States Senator
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
             ΦΒΣ
  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was
  founded at Howard University
   on January 9, 1914. Phi Beta
   Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta are
   the only two constitutionally
     bound Black Greek-Letter
          organizations.
  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
         Famous Members




  Huey P. Newton       Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe       George Washington
    Co-founder        Past President Nigeria          Carver
Black Panther Party                            World Renown Scientist
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
          ΖΦΒ
   Zeta Phi Beta was founded
    January 16, 1920, on the
 campus of Howard University.
  The sorority was founded on
 the principles of Scholarship,
   Service, Sisterly Love, and
       Finer Womanhood.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
     Famous Members
     Zora Neale Hurston - Writer and Folklorist
     / The Harlem Renaissance




                    Ester Rolle - Actress




    Grace Bumbry - Opera Singer
 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
            ΣΓΡ
 Sigma Gamma Rho was founded
 on November 12, 1922 by seven
educators in Indianapolis, Indiana.
 This sorority addresses concerns
that impact society educationally,
    civically, and economically.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
       Famous Members
    Rev. Willie Taplin Barrow - Operation PUSH/Rainbow Coalition

                  Victoria Rowell




                     Actress

                        Kelly Price - Singer
   Iota Phi Theta
 Fraternity, Inc.
           ΙΦΘ
Iota Phi Theta was founded on
September 19, 1963 at Morgan
 State University in Baltimore,
  Maryland. This is an African-
    American social/service
 fraternity founded during the
        Civil Rights Era.
           Iota Phi Theta
          Fraternity, Inc.
           Famous Members

Terrance “T.C.” Carson
   Television Actor
                         Bobby Lee Rush
                          United States
                                          Vaughn Booker
                          Congressman
                                          NFL Defensive
                                             Lineman
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