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Especially during this time of pandemic, the science matters. Advancement and understanding, like in most disciplines, are the result of cumulative contribution and experience. Our current circumstance makes the subject of this week’s Monday Pearl a relevant person – contributor – of interest.

Please enjoy the attached information on Brother Dr. Hildrus Augustus Poindexter (May 10, 1901 – April 21, 1987). Brother Poindexter was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in the early 1920’s by way of Beta chapter, Lincoln University. Poindexter was an excellent student athlete while at Lincoln. He would go on to become the first African American to receive both an M.D., which he earned at Harvard University in 1929 and a Ph.D., which he earned in bacteriology at Columbia University in 1932. As a noted bacteriologist, Dr. Poindexter became the head of the Medical College at Howard University in 1934.

In addition to the several references to Brother Poindexter in the attached Oracle excerpts, you are likely to find the attached 1952 correspondence between Brother Poindexter and the Alpha Omega Achievement Week Chairman, Brother Charles E. Williams, illuminating. Brother Poindexter’s response to being selected by the committee to receive a scroll of honor provides vision into the person behind the accomplishments and his love for Omega.

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Make it a great week Brothers. Be Noble!

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