Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 9/16/19 – Love: Black Liberation Theology

Greetings Brothers!

On September 10, 1891, Founder Edgar Amos Love was born. Last week (Tuesday) on what would have been his 128th birthday (I think I got the math right) I thought about Founder Love. I re-read "Of Vision and Power: The Life of Bishop Edgar Amos Love" by Brother J. Samuel Cook and listened again to "The Challenge of the Difficult," an audio recording of a speech delivered by our beloved Founder to a group of young aspiring theologians at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1962. It was good to hear the nobility in his message and perhaps even better to hear the nobility in his voice. Listen for the first time or the hundredth, but listen. His message is both timeless and timely. After listening, I encourage you to read or re-read Brother Cook's thesis (attached).

Clicking on the following link is neither challenging nor difficult. Listen to the end. Enjoy, reflect, and connect.

https://radar.auctr.edu/islandora/object/auc.066%3A1504

Of Vision and Power_Bishop EA Love

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 9/9/19 – Little Caesar

Greetings Brothers!

The Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper (Courier) was one of the most important cultural and political instrumentalities of the 20th century. The nation's leading Black newspaper made important contributions to the establishment of anti-lynching legislation; desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces, desegregation of Major League Baseball; and the transition of Black support from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party. Many of the Courier's contributions pre-dated and laid the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 1960's. History records some of the Courier's most significant contributions were made between 1940 and 1948. It was during this period that Brother Ira. F. "Little Caesar" Lewis led the storied weekly as its Executive Editor.

Lewis was considered one of three key figures in the paper's success. The Courier was founded in 1907 by Edwin Nathaniel Harleston who in 1910 left the paper. Following Harleston's departure, the first of the so-called "trinity," Robert L. "Big Chief" Vann, guided the Courier to viability and eventual prominence. Vann hired Lewis in 1914 and Bill Nunn in 1920. Over several decades, the three grew the Courier's circulation to 250,000 in 1938 and 357,000 in 1947.

The History and Archives Committee provides the attached newspaper clippings from the Courier and encourages you to read them in order as listed. We have highlighted the relevant content. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to enlarge the text in order to comfortably read the articles.

1_The_Pittsburgh_Courier_Sat__Sep_4__1948_Page1
2_The_Pittsburgh_Courier_Sat__Sep_4__1948_Page4
3_The_Pittsburgh_Courier_Sat__Sep_4__1948_Page5
4_Lewis_Baseball1943
5_Lewis-Dubois1937

In addition, we encourage you to view the trailer to a 2009 documentary titled, "Newspaper of Record the Pittsburgh Courier : 1907-1965." The trailer can be downloaded/viewed by clicking on this link https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x9lhgKO3kJ0O5zo6aqM6MuKF_yBMQPT0. Please don't stop there. The full documentary appears to only be available through Kanopy.com. Although access to the Kanopy.com resources are free, in order to gain access you must first have a library card and pin from your (or a) local library or be a university professor or student. If you do not already have a library card, we assure you that the effort it takes to obtain one will be well worth your troubles. The documentary is outstanding and a must see for anyone interested in Black history (or history in general). After you obtain your library card, number, and pin go to Kanopy.com. Click on 'Log In" in the upper right hand corner of the page, then click on "Don't have an account yet? Get Started." You will then be able to setup a Kanopy account by first entering your library card number and pin. After you have successfully gained access to the Kanopy.com website, search for "Newspaper of Record the Pittsburgh Courier : 1907-1965" and enjoy the uplift.

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 9/2/19 – I Wish I Knew Brother Blue

Greetings Brothers!

In the March 1947 Oracle, there appeared the “Report of the Redistricting Committee,” dated December 30, 1946. With many servicemen returning from the war, Omega experienced a wave of expansion and a renewed commitment to purpose. The Redistricting Committee believed the changing times required a change in the Fraternity’s organization and infrastructure. In its report, the Redistricting Committee proposed the following:

The Committee on Redistricting has given considered thought to the proposition that no single District Representative should have jurisdiction over more chapters than he can visit regularly and periodically. Good administration and supervision require a continuing contact with local chapters for the purpose of keeping alive the interest and progress of Omega. Of prime importance in trying to determine the limits of territory over which any one District Representative shall have jurisdiction, is the total number of miles which he can reasonably be expected to cover within the limits of the appropriation made for travel purposes, and the amount of time at his disposal for fraternity business. It seems particularly important that the kind and scope of organization be geared to these two factors.

The Committee went on to recommend the following district reorganization:

1st District: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island
2nd District: New York, Connecticut
3rd District: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
4th District: Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia
5th District: Ohio, West Virginia
6th District: Kentucky, Tennessee
7th District: North Carolina
8th District: South Carolina, Georgia
9th District: Alabama, Florid, Mississippi
10th District: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico
11th District: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana
12th District: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota
13th District: Missouri, Kansas
14th District: Colorado, Nebraska, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah
15th District: Oklahoma, Arkansas
16th District: Southern California, Nevada, Arizona
17th District: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana

Although the Redistricting Committee’s proposal was never implemented, the Fraternity, under 18th Grand Basileus, Campbell C. Johnson (3rd District), appears to address the Committee’s underlying reasons for its proposal by establishing a new position called “Representatives-at-Large,” who were to travel throughout Omega keeping alive the interest and program of the Fraternity. The names of the first three brothers to serve in this capacity appeared in the September 1947 Oracle, and they were: Wendell A. Alston (Brooklyn, NY), W.W. Blocker (Washington, DC), and J.L. Wheeler (Atlanta, GA). In March 1949, the Fraternity changed the title of the position from “Representatives-at-Large” to “Traveling Representatives,” and in March 1958, the position was re-titled “Traveling District Representatives.” The names of the Traveling District Representatives appeared in the Oracle through 1970. Beginning in 1971, under the administration of James S. Avery (28th Grand Basileus), the position of Traveling District Representative no longer appears in the Oracle. This is somewhat ironic, as Avery himself served as a Traveling District Representative from 1963 to 1967.

Before the elimination of the Traveling District Representatives, there were two brothers of note who served in this capacity, Lawrence A. Oxley (14th Grand Basileus) and longtime member of Alpha Omega chapter, and Sylvester W. Blue (9th Third District Representative) and longtime member of Delta Omega chapter. Although there is more information readily available on Brother Oxley, there is some information available about Brother Blue from his time as Third District Representative that is likely telling from his days as a Traveling Representative.

The Traveling Representative, perhaps more than any other fraternal experience, was manifestly Omega. Those who served in this position both experienced and strengthened the connective tissue between Friendship and Fraternity. Much of what these men experienced on the road interacting with brothers and chapter leadership on the front lines later informed enduring policy and programming at the district and national levels. For example, and as documented in the attached Oracle and letter of correspondence, Brother Oxley inspired much needed and renewed interest in the Omega program, while leveraging his experiences to shape those very programs. Moreover, Brother Blue is credited for instituting the “Round Up” and for creating the “Scroll of Honor,” both of which recognized the importance of purposeful brotherly engagement and ongoing contribution in the context of the Omega value system. Something tells me theirs was the ultimate road trip…the one envisioned by our Founders.

Although change is at times necessary, there are so many good things from our past worthy of preserving. On this Labor Day, the History and Archive’s Committee reflects upon and gives thanks to those who, like Brothers Oxley and Blue, have contributed and continue to contribute through their own personal labors to the betterment of Omega.

Read More - March1947Oracle_RedistrictingCmte

Read More - Dec1947Oracle_RepAtLargeAlston

Read More - March1958Oracle_Oxley

Read More - AlTaylor_To_SylvesterBlue_Circa1966

Read More - Spring1967Oracle_BlueScrollofHonor

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 8/26/19 – Lambda Omega, Leadership, and Laudamus

Greetings Brothers!

1950 marked the 30th anniversary of Lambda Omega chapter and a pivotal period in the Fraternity's orientation toward and mobilization of social action and social justice. As reported in a previous Monday Pearl, Grand Basilei Z. Alexander Looby, Campbell Carrington Johnson (3rd District), Harry T. Penn (3rd District), Milo C. Murray, Grant Reynolds, John F. Potts, Herbert E. Tucker, Jr., and I. Gregory Newton laid the foundation for a concerned and purposefully active Omega.

The December 1950 Oracle included an article on Lambda Omega's 30th Anniversary celebration that highlighted the Chapter's leadership within and contributions to the Fraternity. We hope you find the article informative. One of Lambda Omega's many firsts is the creation of the annual "Omega Award" in 1932. This award is now known as the Omega Man of the Year Award, the criteria for which includes the statement "This nominee should also be one who has made significant contributions to his community."

That same year (1950), the Third District Representative was Walter H. "Crow" Riddick, longtime member of Lambda Omega. In preparation for the 1950 Third District Conference, the Resolutions Committee drafted handwritten preliminary resolutions, which under District Representative Riddick's administration, reflected Omega's direction with respect to social awareness and action at home and abroad. We've attached both the December 1950 Oracle article and 1950 Third District Resolutions Committee notes (read to the end) for your review and edification.

Read More - 1950ResolutionsCmteNotes

Read More - LambdaOmega_Dec1950_Oracle

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!
 
F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 8/19/19 – State of Being Alive

Greetings Brothers!

"the study of the state of being alive is confined to that organization which is peculiar to it," but that "life as an event lies in a combination of chemical stuffs exhibiting physical properties; and it is in this combination, i.e., its behavior
and activities, and in it alone that we can seek life." - Ernest E. Just

Belatedly, this Monday Pearl reflects on the life of Omega Man and Founder Dr. Ernest E. Just on the occasion of his birthday on August 14th. His accomplishments and contributions are known to the brotherhood and elsewhere. Although the products of his life's work were many and well-documented, the Committee attempts this week to present the person behind the contributions and, in doing so, present the embodiment and character of Omega.
Attached you will find three resources that contain descriptions of Founder Just - the man.  The descriptions are provided by his Doctoral Advisor, Frank Lillie, and one of his students, Brother Dr. W. Montague Cobb. We trust you will recognize the Omega in these passages and be moved to continue your emulation of the same...for as you live, so lives Omega.
You may also find this interview we found on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgNszyj7R48 informational.
Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!
 
F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 8/12/19 – Higher Highs

Greetings Brothers!

In May of 1946 Robert Lewis Gill, long time Professor of History and Government at Morgan State College, former Grand Historian, and author of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Men Who Made Its History a Concise History (1963), published a paper titled, The Walls of Educational Inequality Slowly Crumble (Click here to download). Brother Gill's treatise highlights the limited opportunities for blacks at the time to pursue higher education and the fight on judicial and legislative fronts to disrupt that reality for the better. He discusses the impact judges and legislators had, or could have had, on that disruption. As we are in the midst of arguably one of the most consequential congressional and presidential elections of our time, I was struck by Gill's relevant and timely historical point of reference, which underscores the importance of our extraordinary involvement in this upcoming and all future elections.

A lifetime ago I co-owned a daytrading firm that specialized in providing electronic access to the NASDAQ and DOW to individuals interested in trading stocks. This activity was by no means investing. The objective was to pocket a profit by taking advantage of intraday or short-term changes in stock prices. During this time I became intrigued with understanding patterns in stock price movements that were predictors  of momentum in one direction or the other. Stock price oscillations were/are known as stochastics and, depending on a variety of market factors, these stochastics will trend in a particular direction and will sometimes form patterns that precede movement upward or downward. One such pattern is commonly known as the "cup and handle." NASDAQ defines the "cup and handle" this way:

The cup-and-handle pattern is aptly named because it resembles a teacup with a handle. On a stock chart, the cup appears as "U" shape. The handle appears as if it had the shape of a backslash symbol or "\". The cup and handle is a bullish continuation pattern. It is marked by a consolidation , followed by a breakout.


(Here is another explanation and visual - https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cupandhandle.asp)

Whenever a stock broke out of a pattern to the high side, we would say it was reaching higher highs.  What a great concept! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. said "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice," which he paraphrased from Theodore Parker, a 19th century abolitionist minister. Others have subsequently made a similar reference to "the arc of history."  I guess my problem with that metaphor (and perhaps I'm being too literal) is that the path of an arc bends back on itself. Depending on where you begin on the arc, what was once ascending eventually descends. What was at one time progressive becomes regressive. When you compare our current civic and political circumstance to what Brother Gill chronicled in 1946, it seems "the arc of history" metaphor applies. That said, I'd like to believe that however jagged, the upward trend of progress better describes history's path. Sweatt v. Painter (see Gill paper) was a breakout moment. Perhaps the 2020 elections will be the handle to this current cup of retrenchment.

Judges matter. Congressmen and congresswomen matter. Consolidation matters. Breakouts matter.

Higher highs matter.

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!
 
F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

History and Archives Monday Pearl 7/29/19 – The Ample Lamp

Greetings Brothers!

A synonym for the word ample is the word abundant, which means present in great quantity; more than adequate; over-sufficient. Synonyms for the word lamp include the words light and beacon. This weekend, the brothers of the Third District's Northern Area 1 celebrated the amplest of lamps. A standard bearer of Friendship and Fraternity. We celebrated our Friend, Frank Byron "Frankie P" Patterson (15-62-A). He was a Friend to many and a Friend to the Fraternity. He understood the genius of our fraternal constructs and let them manifest unconditionally in his soul. We miss you Frankie. Although we'd like to believe you're enjoying well-deserved rest, we also know yours is an Omega spirit ever-toiling to bring about something better. We see your light.

Homework Assignment - There is a passage in the 1948 Lampados Club Pledge Manual and Work Book that I believe Frankie P embodied and wants us all to revisit. Please go to the Third District Archive and follow the instructions for requesting artifact 30.2019.26.1 located at https://3rddistrictques.pastperfectonline.com/archive/6AE1F5BA-DC09-44AD-B7FE-116612697996. Revisit.

I revisited some of the notes documenting the planning of Frankie's Celebration of Life - an impressive demonstration of brotherly cooperation - Frankie would be proud. I've attached the program for the event. Our history is the collection of our individual biographies.Frankie made one hell of a contribution to the Omega story. Remember and be motivated.

Read More - Frank Byron Patterson (15-62-A) Celebration of Life

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 7/22/19 – The Highest Ideals



Greetings Brothers!

In late 1955 early 1956 Omega's full-throated support of the NAACP's fight for first class citizenship was no coincidence. While the uninitiated might describe it simply as a natural culmination of events, the initiated know better. Woodson, Just, Cobb, and Looby, to name a few, were Omega men rooted in the noble cause of uplift and were, therefore, drawn to the NAACP as much as the NAACP was drawn to them. The Omega in them (Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift) made the Omega-NAACP relationship a symbiotic one. In 1955, Roy Wilkins, another in a long line of Omega's to lead and/or influence the NAACP in its purpose, became the organization's Executive Secretary. He would serve in that capacity for eight years and in 1964 become the organization's Executive Director until his retirement in 1977. His story is an important one to know.
I've clipped several articles that appeared in the Oracle from 1956-1981. If you are short on time, take something else off your schedule so you can read them all. If you can't bring yourself to make the requested prioritization, definitely check out the Winter 1976 and the Winter 1981 clippings. The latter includes Brother Wilkins' obituary written by Brother Langston Hughes. I like it because it captures the person of Roy Wilkins as much as it does the accomplishments of Roy Wilkins, of which there were many. We all benefited from his enlightened self-interest.

The articles can be downloaded by clicking on this link https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kxUmari-AeZicbABxpyJcBPs8l8UumAN. I've also included a 1956 letter from Milo C. Murray who was then serving as Chairman of the National Social Action Committee. From bridge building to brotherly cooperation. It's all in there.

Finally, if you get a chance, check out these clips I found on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzzCe8KFQpc 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLjO5205HSY  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJBsL6KWpfY  Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble! F.I.E.T.T.S. 3rd District History and Archives Committee ___________________________________
The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 7/15/19 – Commitment

Greetings Brothers!

Congratulations to all the Brothers from the Third District who received service award recognitions at the 1st Annual Moses C. Norman, Sr. Leadership Conference. You are living history.

While participating in the Saturday Worship and Rededication Service, I was moved by Grand Chaplain Rev. Dr. Walter T. Richardson's remarks in which he talked about three distinct types of Brothers - The Casual Brother, the Cultural Brother, and the Committed Brother. I'm sure there was at least one of each among those receiving service awards this time around. Brother Richardson caused me to think about the category in which I belonged. I was most impressed by Brother Richardson's description of the Committed Brother, the fulcrum of which revealed the extent of one's relative marginality in Omega, and hoped one day brothers would count me in the Committed Brother number. I have a long way to go, I'm sure.

Throughout the rest of that morning I thought less about myself and began thinking more about others who measured up to Brother Richardson's Committed Brother definition and who, therefore, I might draw inspiration.

I then found myself enjoying the service awards during the undergraduate luncheon. At a similar event the previous day, I had the pleasure of sitting next to my chapter brother, Charles Briggs. As always, I enjoyed our conversation during which he shared with me that he was looking forward to receiving his 50-year recognition the following day. A day later I found myself sitting next to Brothers Amos Townsend, Rob Warren, and the legendary Bombay, As the program went on, I heard Brother Grand KRS, Mark Jackson, call the name of former District Representative, James R. Clark, Sr. who was there to receive his 70-year recognition. As I watched Brother Clark walk up to receive his recognition, I was at once moved and inspired. I was in the presence of the Committed - Clark, Briggs, Townsend, Warren, and Bombay. These and many others were the men Brother Richardson was talking about earlier that morning - never on the margins.

Congratulations Brother Clark. I'm told that in addition to serving the Third District as its 14th District Representative, you have served as KRS of Delta Omega Chapter for some 38 years. Now that is history! Thank you for your example.

Make it a great week Brothers. Be committed!

F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.

Third District History and Archives Monday Pearl 7/8/19 – 24 Feet 5-1/2 Inches

Greetings Brothers!

This week’s Monday Pearl celebrates this day for two important reasons: 1) July 8th is the birthday of fellow History and Archives Committee member, Brother Terrence Spence (3-18-Delta Omega), and 2) on this date 95 years ago (1924) Brother William DeHart Hubbard won the gold medal in the long jump at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, France. In doing so, Hubbard became the first Black American to win an individual Olympic gold medal. The latter occurrence is unquestionably significant and exemplary of the best of Omega; and something tells me the former will also inure to the benefit of Omega in time – in my assessment, it already has. A warm reflection and fraternal nod of respect to our good Brother in Omega Chapter and a Friendly happy birthday to Brother Spence.

In true Omega fashion and in honor of his birthday, we put Brother Spence to work. Ever-dutiful, our good Brother has obliged us with the following illuminations on the life and contributions of Brother William DeHart Hubbard.

  1. Selected articles from past Oracles - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zo7M39A50-BUIEEpg4Iz_e0li0AFwcR9
  2. https://arthurashe.ucla.edu/2016/07/08/william-dehart-hubbards-leap-toward-gold/
  3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33622216/hubbard1926nya/
  4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33621643/the_cincinnati_enquirer/ - 1927
  5. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33621836/hubbard1946/
  6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33621729/hubbard1947/
  7. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33622484/hubbard1959humanrights/
  8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33621693/press_and_sunbulletin/ - 1991
  9. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33621428/hubbard2003/
  10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33621550/hubbard2007/
  11. https://studentlife.umich.edu/content/william-dehart-hubbard

Although I was aware of his accomplishments as a world-class athlete, I was pleased to learn about his endeavors as an owner of the first Negro Leagues baseball team in Cincinnati, Ohio – the Tigers – and that he was a life-long champion for housing, education, and civil rights, as well as a member of the first group of Omegas to develop the Fraternity’s National Social Action Program.

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

F.I.E.T.T.S.
3rd District History and Archives Committee
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The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a weekly sharing of fraternity content, commentary, and research of historical value we hope Brothers will enjoy and from which Brothers will draw inspiration. Previous "Pearls" can be found at http://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. The Committee encourages your feedback. Should you have reactions, comments, information, anecdotes, documents, and the like, related to any of the content we share, we'd very much like to hear from you. Please send all communication to 3dhistoryandarchives@gmail.com.