Alpha Facts Essay

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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…
28. In 1895, W.E.B Dubois was the first Alpha man as well as African American to receive a PhD from Harvard University. 29. The World Policy Council was created in 1996 to expand Alpha's involvement in politics and social and current policy for global issues. 30. As a tradition a nickname is given to every line based on the personality of the line. According to the Sphinx the title "The Naughty Nine", may have been the first known line name. 31. Six out of eight leaders of the National Urban League (NUL) were members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 32. In 1930, the Theta Lambda Chapter Education Committee presented Brother W.E.B.
Dubois at the Wayman AME Church, where over 500 people were in attendance to hear him speak on the "The Negro's Contribution in American Civilization.". 33. Akinwumi Alo 34. In 1933 Belford Lawson, Jr founded the New Negro Alliance in Washington D.C. to combat white-ran businesses in black neighborhoods that refused to hire African Americans. 35. In the case of Murray v. Pearson of June 25,1935, two member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Thurgood Marshall and Charles Houston challenged bias at The University of Maryland, which had no laws requiring segregation in its colleges. (The case was brought to court by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.) 36. In 1940, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ended the use of the word "Negro" within

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