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We weren't the First African-American Greek-Letter Fraternity to be founded...

However, we are definitely the Fraternity of Firsts...

 

First and ONLY Fraternity to have Presidents of other countries in its membership (Hon. Bros. Kwame Nkrumah, Dr. Nnamdia Azikiwe, and Nelson Mandela)

First and
ONLY Black Greek-Letter Fraternity to have one of its members on the face of a U.S. Coin. (George Washington Carver: The 1951 Half Dollar) Only 2 African Americans have EVER been on the face of a US coin: George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington--who was not Greek.

First Black Greek-Letter Fraternity to be recognized by Howard University April 15, 1914 (
WYF wasn't until October 28, 1914)

First Fraternity to be offered a merger with another Fraternity: (1915:
Kappa Alpha Psi, formerly Kappa Alpha Nu...Thanks, but no thanks!!!)

First Fraternity to hold a joint International Convention with another African-American Fraternity (
WYF)

First Fraternity to establish a chapter South of the State of Virginia before the year 1915

First and
ONLY Fraternity to establish a constitutional bond with a Sorority (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)

First Fraternity to establish a youth auxiliary program (The Sigma Beta Club)

First and
ONLY Fraternity to own and operate a Credit Union for its members

First Fraternity to establish chapters in the Continent of Africa

First Fraternity to establish Graduate/ Alumni Membership

First Fraternity to establish a Graduate/Alumni Chapter

First Fraternity to step with a cane (Not
KAY)

Lastly, many Fraternities may have supported the Million Man and Million Family Marches, but only

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED

Can lay claim to not only supporting, but sponsoring the Marches at its International Headquarters.

If you didn't know...now you know!!!

We are all too often IMITATED, but we can never be DUPLICATED!!!

 

This information was graciously provided by The Godfather at the Mu Rho Chapter (Univ. Texas-Austin) of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc..