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OVER 70 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE MILWAUKEE AREA

ALPHA PHI ALPHA

FRATERNITY, INC.

DELTA CHI LAMBDA CHAPTER

NATIONAL HISTORY

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, 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 Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.

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.

Notable Alphas include: Martin Luther King, Jr.,W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, Cornel West, John H. Johnson, Jessie Owens, Duke Ellington, Donnie Hathaway, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Omari Hardwick, Roland Martin, Stuart Scott, Dick Gregory, Hill Harper, and many others.

 

ALPHA IN MILWAUKEE

The Delta Chi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was founded on February 19, 1949. The charter members were Dr. Fred Bobo, Dr. Peter Murrell, Stanley Herbert, Dr. Vincent Bevenue, William (Billy) Ford, George Brawley, Dr. James Carter, Roy Wilson, Emil O'Bee, Dr. Vernon Moore, and Wilbert Thomas. 

In the 1950's and 1960's, Delta Chi Lambda enjoyed a high influx of members as part of the Great Migration of African-Americans from the rural South to Milwaukee. Some of the highlights of this era include the establishment of the first Alpha scholarship, the first spring formal, and a visit from Rev. Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, the Delta Chi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha stands ready to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for the Milwaukee community. 

Notable Milwaukee Alphas include: Dr. William Finlayson, Dr. Randle Pollard, John Daniels, Wayne Embry, Junior Bridgeman, and Jason Fields.

 

2020 - 2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD

President                                                                             Clint Myrick

Vice-President                                                             Terrell Freeman

Recording Secretary                                                       Paul Mackey

Treasurer                                                                               Arthur Lee

Chaplin                                                                 Dr. Kenny Yarbrough

Historian                                                                            Kwani Burks

Intake Coordinator                                                         Quentin Lott

Associate Editor to the Sphinx                                 Dr. Eric Waters

Director of Educational Activities                             Glenn Carson

Corresponding Secretary                                 Dr. Kenny Yarbrough

Financial Secretary                                                             Sam Bacon

Sergeant-at-Arms                                              Keushum Willingham

Parliamentarian                                                              Gerald Hyler

NPHC Reps                                 Dr. Kenneth Harris & Na'il Scoggins

College Chapter Advisors                 Aaron Bledsoe & Clint Myrick

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