Greetings from the 3rd District History and Archives Committee:

The H&A Committee prays this message finds you well. As the Ides of October are upon us, Major League Baseball's pennant race is well under way. It made us think of a time when the issue of race excluded us from participation in our so called national pastime and reminded us of two articles we stumbled on recently chronicling Omega's involvement in our advancement on all fronts. The first, an editorial calling for the desegregation of the national leagues that appeared in the December 1942 Oracle. The piece was written by Brother William Brower, a prolific journalist and sports writer who wrote for the Oracle from the late 1930s to the mid 1940s. The second, an article that appeared 10 years later in the December 1952 Oracle on the accomplishments of Brother Joe Black, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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. 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

Read More - Brother William Brower

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3rd District History and Archives Committee