CALL TO ACTION: ASALH Luncheon Volunteers Needed


Volunteers needed to support the ASALH Luncheon event on 2-16-19.

Brothers please serve as a volunteer at the 93rd Annual ASALH Luncheon on Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999  9th Street, NW, WDC.  Call time for volunteers is 9:30 AM for the Authors’ event at 10:00 AM and the luncheon at 12:00 noon until approx. 2:30 PMTicket not required to volunteer. 

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Luncheon happens every February to celebrate the life, history and culture of African American achievement. We are in need of Brothers to volunteer for this event.

The assistance needed involves serving as host/greeters for the luncheon which includes securing the doors, crowd control, directional assistance for guests and other ways to facilitate logistics for the luncheon.

The Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

999 9Th St NW
Washington, DC 20001-4427
(202) 898-900

Brothers are requested to wear their official Omega attire (Black Suit (no stripes or other designs on the suit), White Shirt, Purple Tie, Black Shoes and Black Socks) to the luncheon.

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets begin at $115 at ASALH.ORG (click on link for further information)


Brother Dr. Steven G. Johnson
Chairman, 3rd District Protocol Committee
Omega Liaison for ASALH

Brother Kevin Brown
Third District Representative
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Bro. Carter G. Woodson Birthday Commemoration

On Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2 p.m., the U.S. National Park Service and the Third District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. partnered up to host the 142nd Carter G. Woodson Birthday commemoration at Seaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

The program display prominent speakers such as Tara Morrison, Superintendent (CGW Home National Historic Site), Reverend Akil Dickens(Ebenezer AME Church), Bro. Robert Stanton (Advisor & Former Director, National Park Service), and Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (President, ASALH). Bro. Dan Jones (GKF) and Bro. Conrado Morgan (1VDR) who gave very powerful remarks about Dr. Bro. Woodson for Our Dear Omega!

Brothers came out to support ro. Woodson’s event and make sure Omega was well represented.

Dr. Pero G. Dagbovie, University Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Michigan State University was the keynote speaker and gave an insightful and inspiring oratorical lecture. Dr. Dagbovie’s presentation focused on what was the personal make-up of Carter G. Woodson. In doing so, Dr. Dagbovie introduced Woodson’s key family influences and events that precipitated and influenced the works and achievements and resulting legacy of Bro. Woodson.

While Bro. Carter G. Woodson is best known for his book “Mis-Education of the Negro”, he was the most prolific proponent and spokesperson for the study of Black history. He was a pre-eminent educator, historian and father of African-American history. Woodson was the second African-American to graduate from Harvard University and the first descendant of slaves to earn a PHD from Harvard University. Woodson established the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in 1915 to promote the study and education of African-American people and their cultural achievements to enhance social, political and economic development.

The commemoration also included songs and several performances by D.C. Community Choir, Humanities in Public, and D.C. Strings Workshop.


Courtesy of Bro. Norm Senior
Third District Director of Public Relations
Assistant Editor of the Oracle