Alpha Phi Alp Download Logo Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity celebrates Women’s History Month Honors notable women in month-long March celebration 03.09.2009 – BALTIMORE, MD – Members of the nation’s oldest African-American fraternity of collegiate men are joining millions of Americans in honoring women Twitter Pitc during “Women’s History Month” this year. Members of th fraternity of c Women's Histo The observance is a result of a demonstration on March 8, 1857 when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. An International News Facts Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress Alpha is the established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second Greek-letter week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Recognize n Resource Li The plain simple truth is that we still have a long way to go to achieve equality for all,” said Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr., the fraternity’s (national) general president. “Despite Tags having women in the Senate, a female speaker of the House, and women at the top Women's hi of corporate America, last year women only earned 77.5 cents for every one dollar Alpha, Debbi earned by men.” Alpha Kappa Theta, Sigm Beta, Skip M Alpha Phi Alpha also acknowledges the significant contributions of women of color in American and abroad. This summer at its 103rd Anniversary Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, the fraternity will honor and celebrate a group of phenomenal women including Christine King Farris, sister of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Hazel O’Leary, President of Fisk University, Susan Taylor, founder of Essence Cares, Xernona Clayton, founder, The Trumpet Awards; Martha Reeves and Mary Wilson of the hit Motown groups the Vandellas and the Supremes. In addition, the fraternity will recognize a group of women whose fathers are members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. They include Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art; The Honorable Judge Glenda Hatchett, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Singers Lalah Hathaway and Yolanda Adams; Actresses Jasmine Guy, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to name a few who will be recognized. “On behalf of the more than 200,000 men who have been initiated into our fraternity, we salute all the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities,” Mason said. “The women that comprise these four extraordinary organizations have made valuable contributions to our whole society through the arts, business, education and government. We consider each of them our strategic partners in our mission to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, and provide service and advocacy to our communities.” Short URL: http://pitch.pe/5991 About Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has continued to supply voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights, through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, Retired Senator Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity through its college and alumni chapters serves the community through nearly a thousand chapters in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Contacting Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 2313 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218 410-554-0040 Website: http://www.apa1906.net Press Contact Monica Wood - MWPR, Inc. Office: 704-430-6300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mwprinc Twitter: http://twitter.com/mwprincight Interview Request Monica Wood - MWPR, Inc. Office: 704-430-6300 Email: email@example.com © Copyright 2009 PitchEngine, Inc.