Greetings Brothers!

In the November 4, 2019 Monday Pearl (, we highlighted the accomplishments and contributions of Brother Walter Nathaniel Ridley, Virginia educator and civil rights advocate. One of his many accomplishments was becoming the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from a southern white university (UVa). During a time in which monuments of racial inequality and oppression are being torn down, it was extra-heartening to learn this week that the University of Virginia recognized and honored Ridley’s importance by renaming Ruffner Hall, one of two buildings occupied by the University’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, after Ridley (see

…the difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.

In the spirit of Omega’s chipping away at the impossible, our newly elected Third District Representative provided for your awareness the attached memorandum recognizing 8th District Omega men who fought in World War II to protect and preserve our right to chip away. Seems the best way for us to honor their sacrifice here in the Third District is to chip on Brothers…chip on!

No justice. No peace.

Read More – D Day Remembrance Memo

Make it a great week Brothers. Be Noble!

3rd District History and Archives Committee
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