Living the Dream Souvenir Journal | 2014
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5 0 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y
Harlem AlphasEST. 1926
S A T U R D A Y , J A N U A R Y 1 8 , 2 0 1 4
Living The DreamA W A R D S B R U N C H
to the youth of
The eTa Line of 1964thank you for your continued service
to our fraternity
the Alpha Gamma Lambda
chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Table of Contents4 Order Of Events 5 History of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.6 History of Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter7 The Brotherhood8 Keynote Speakers Biographical Sketch9 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom11 Congratulatory Letters
Order Of EvenTsOpening
Bro. Larry scott BLackmonmaster of ceremony
WelcOme Addressms. diana sainviL
miss BLack new york 2014
invOcAtiOnBro. cLement James
Brunch servedpresentAtiOn Of AWArds
KeynOte Addressmr. rashad raymond moore
cOmmunity leAdership AWArdmr. seth andrew
lifetime Achievement AWArdmr. ricky sLick rick waLters
cOrettA scOtt King AWArdms. BarBara askins
distinguished AlphA AWArdBro. daBney montgomery
Bro. renard moBLey, enrique riggsand the aLpha Line of 1964
BenedictiOnBro. richard price
clOsing remArKsBro. daryL parker, chapter president
The History of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the Jewels of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chap-man, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alphas principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.
Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were established at other colleges and universities, many of them his-torically black institutions, soon after the founding at Cornell. The first Alumni Chapter was es-tablished in 1911. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African-Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American communitys fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the first of firsts, Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.
The hisTory of
Alpha Gamma Lambda
The roots of Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. lie deep in the history of Eta Chapter of Columbia University, New York, NY. In 1926, Eta Chapter consisted of both undergraduate and graduate membership. However, some graduate brothers, were of the belief that a graduate chapter would greatly increase activity of the older brothers. It was felt that their interests, were somewhat different from those of the younger brothers.
On December 23, 1926, a group of brothers from Eta, including its immediate Past President, Attorney Peyton F. Anderson, who was also Eastern Region Vice President, and organized Alpha Psi Chapter with Attorney Myles A. Paige as temporary President; James Fladger as Secretary; and E. P. Roberts, M.D. as Treasurer. The first major decision of the chapter was to send two delegates: Bros. James Fladger and Rev. J.Raymond Henderson to the 19th General Convention, which was held in Richmond, Virginia on December 27, 1926. The decision at that convention concerning the nomenclature of graduate chapters resulted in changing the name of Alpha Psi. Shortly after the conven-tion in 1927, the members of Alpha Psi, met at 355 West 145th Street, New York City - the home of Brother James C. Thomas, Assistant District Attorney - to formulate a new name. It was at this meeting, that Alpha Gamma Lambda was founded.
The spirit of Alpha Phi Alpha was indeed very high that evening, while the brotherhood feasted on an elaborate supper. Brother Paul Robeson, destined to become a legendary and world-renowned figure, sang several musical selections. The tradition of supper or repast following each Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter meeting, has continued to this day. In February 1927, the old charter was returned and a new charter was issued. The following brothers signed the charter: Myles A. Paige, Esq. Peyton F. Anderson, Esq. La-mar Perkins James E. Fladger Jewel Eugene Kinckle Jones W.T. Andrews W.P. Hayes Gerold F. Norman Edgar F. Henderson James C. Thomas, Esq. J. Edward Lowrey, M.D. Paul Collins Lucien M. Brown, M.D. James S. Watson, Esq. Thomas B. Dyett, Esq. Louis R. Middleton, D.D.S. G.W. Strickland Clarence Richardson.
Harlem AlphasEST. 1926
ALpha Gamma Lamda ChapTer
Bro. John L. BurnettVice President
Bro. Scott B. DavisCorresponding Secretary
Bro. Fred BaptisteDean of Membership Development
Bro. Antonio AlstonHistorian
Bro. Scorpio RogersParlaimentarian
Bro. Bryan BraswellRecording Secretary
Bro. Jorge LaCourtTreasurer
Bro. Victor Perkins Director of Educational Activities
Bro. Clement James Jr. Chaplain
Bro. Stephon DingleAssociate Editor to the Sphinx
Executive Board 2012-13
Bro. Daryl L. ParkerPresident
Robert AlleyneTyrone Anderson
Eric AppleKenneth L Baker
Lawrence BannisterJerry L Barrow
Cleveland E Beckett, JrAlex Berkoh
Brandon BriceJean Celestin, Jr.
Lenton A ClemonsErik Cliette
Mohamed DoumbouyaMill Etienne, MD
Evans FanorOwen D Garrick, MD
James E. GoodeRobert D. Greene
GR GulleyTarr Kasay
Jorge V LaCourtCurtis LawrenceRon Llewellyn
Ronald Madden, PhDConnie V MillerRenard MobleyVincent Morgan
Walter C Parrish, IIISamuel Pierre*Jose PolancoRony Polanco
James Ravenell, Jr.
Michael RogersScorpio Rogers
Rufus Spy Sadler, MDVann B. Sapp
R Emmanuel ScottAdrien SebroJ. L. Sessum
Clarence Shelton, Jr.Samuel A Simpson
Gary SutnickEloyd Thomas, Jr.
R Vann GravesWilliam A Woods
RASHAD RAYMOND MOORE is currently a Ministerial Intern at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Minister Moore accepted the call of Christ at a young age at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. V. Simpson Turner
Sr. He was licensed to the Christian Ministry by Dean Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.
Minister Moore holds a B.A in Philosophy from Morehouse College. While a student there, he served as President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel Assistants for two consecutive terms, as President of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Assistants, King Scholars, a Vanguard Leadership Instructor, and a resident advisor.
Minister Moore is studying at New Yorks Union Theological Seminary as a recipient of the George Andover Taylor Scholarship. A member of Phi Sigma Tau Philosophical Honor Society, Minister Moore is exploring his academic and ministerial potentials in the areas of Christian Social Ethics and the Philosophy of Education
GuesT speaker Rashad Raymond Moore
March on Washington FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM
On 28 August 1963, more than 200,000 demonstrators took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in the nations capital. The march was successful in pressuring the administration of John F. Kennedy to initiate a strong federal civil rights bill in Congress. During this event, Martin Luther King delivered his memorable I Have a Dream speech.
The 1963 March on Washington had several precedents. In the summer of 1941 A. Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, called for a march on Washington, D. C., to draw attention to the exclusion of African Americans from positions in the national defense industry. This job market had proven to be closed to blacks, despite the fact that it was growing to supply materials to the Allies in World War II. The threat of 100,000 marchers in Washington, D.C., pushed Presi-dent Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802, which mandated the forma-tion of the Fair Employment Practices Commission to investigate racial discrimination charges against defense rms. In response, Randolph cancelled plans for the march. Civil rights demonstrators did assemble at the Lincoln Memorial in May 1957 for a Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom on the third anniversary of Brown v. Board of Educa-tion, and in October 1958, for a Youth March for Integrated Schools to protest the lack of progress since that ruling. King addressed the 1957 demonstration, but due to ill health after being stabbed by Izola Curry, Coretta Scott King delivered his sched-uled remarks at the 1958 event. By 1963, the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, most of the goals of these earlier protests still had not been realized. High levels of black unemployment, work that offered most African Americans only minimal wages and p