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A Brief History of





On Saturday, October 8, 1913, A. Langston Taylor presented to Leonard F. Morse the proposition of establishing a new fraternity at Howard University, Washington, DC. Charles I. Brown, another student at Howard University, was invited to aid in the movement. On January 9, 1914, the permanent organization of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was effected.
The Board of Deans at Howard University recognized the new fraternity on April 15, 1914. From 1921-1930 some of the more notable achievements were the taking of definite steps toward establishing a Bigger And Better Buisness movement, the beginning of the publication of an Official Organ, The Crescent, the establishment of the Destinguished Service Chapter, and the election of a Field Secretary. Throughout the years thereafter, Phi Beta Sigma became a leader in Greekdom. It's accomplishments include being the first to initiate a program of cooperation between Greek-letter organizations, which today continues in the form of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. We are the ONLY fraternity amongst the Pan-Hellenic Council who has a true "brother-sister" connection as a result of our constitutional ties with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. We are proud to engage in activities with other organizations which include: The American Cancer Society
Congressional Black Caucus
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
NAACP
National alliance of Black Organizations
National Coalition on Black Voter Participation
National Foundation of the March of Dimes
Birth Defects Division
National Urban League
and The United Negro College Fund

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