Greetings Brothers,
Beginning in 1940, eight men thoroughly immersed in the true and dynamic Omega spirit unapologetically trained Omega’s programmatic sites on social action and the fight for equality and civil rights. From 1940 to 1961, Looby, Johnson, Penn, Murray, Reynolds, Potts, Tucker, and Newton occupied the Office of Grand Basileus and each advanced through edict and example purposeful and unveiled engagement in the cause.
Zephaniah Alexander Looby was the first of these great men to manifestly articulate the Founders’ notion of service. In this week’s Monday Pearl, the H&A committee pulled together a few articles from the 1926, 1960, 1961, and 1973 Oracles (articles combined in the attached file) chronicling Looby’s example, personal sacrifice, and lasting contribution. We hope you find a little UPLIFT therein.
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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 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