On December 4, 2006, Alpha Phi Alpha, the first, largest, and most influential intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans, found 100 years prior is celebrating their centennial. Alpha has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world.
Initially, the Fraternity served as a means of intellectual advancement and support for men of color at Cornell. 100 years later, Alpha counts over 185,000 men among its brotherhood and has chartered over 850 chapters throughout all 50 states, the African continent, Europe, and the Caribbean. Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the world community’s fight for civil rights through distinguished members such as W.E.B. DuBois, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., United States Senator Edward Brooke, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, and many others.
Landmarking Alpha Phi Alpha centennial anniversary, the Union College Magazine featured an article you can read here.