Alpha Facts

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1. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was created to address the low retention rate at Cornell University during the times of Jim Crow Laws. 2. In 2010, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. decided to boycott Arizona and move their 2010 National Convention to Las Vegas, in protest of the recent Arizona law that allows for profiling of potential illegal immigrants. 3. Vertner Woodson Tandy became the first registered black architect in the state of New York. 4. Vertner Woodson Tandy became the first African American to pass the military commissioning examination and was commissioned First Lieutenant in the 15th Infantry of the New York State National Guard. 5. Part of Henry Arthur Callis's life was spent as a medical consultant to …show more content…
38. Benjamin Thurman Hacker became the first Naval Flight Officer to reach Flag rank. 39. Ron Dellums campaigned to end apartheid policies in South Africa, calling for a trade embargo against the country and divestment by American corporations. The Dellums' anti-apartheid Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act was vetoed by President Nixon, but his veto was then vetoed by congress thus passing it into law. 40. Rayford Logan and Jewel Eugene Kinckle Jones served as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Black Cabinet, panel of African American advisors. 41. In 1964, the first integrated chapter of the fraternity, Epsilon Sigma was chartered at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The charter members consisted of seven white men and eight African-American men. It became the 316th chapter of the fraternity. 42. There are currently 88 sons of alpha under Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc’s Iota Sigma Chapter. 43. Alpha Phi Alpha means first of first. 44. The official colors of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are Black and Old Gold. 45. Bernard Levin was the first non- African American member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc in 1945 thorough Theta Chapter. 46. The Fraternity Cardinal Principles: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and love for all Mankind. 47. Fraternity Motto: First of All, Servants of All, We shall transcend All 48. In 1912, General President Charles Garvin wrote

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