I have found that one of the best ways to appreciate history is to experience history. When researching information on the charter members of Alpha Omega chapter, my meandering delivered me to the year 1939 and the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. There, the famous contralto, Marian Anderson, blessed the nation and the world with her virtuosity. "How did the chairman of Third District History and Archives Committee end up here?" you might ask. Moreover, what does Marian Anderson have to do with Omega? Please read the attached from the March 1939 Oracle. You will undoubtedly recognize some of the names mentioned in the article. Two names, with which you may not be so familiar, are Garnet C. Wilkinson and A. Kiger Savoy, who were prominent educators and two of Alpha Omega's recorded charter members.
After reading the article, you might also enjoy this documentary on Marian Anderson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH4cffnJUow). At about the 16:20 mark, you'll no doubt notice another familiar name.
Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!
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