The Mighty Third District History and Archives (H & A) 8-21-23: Celebration of Greatness!

Greeting Brothers!

As we (In our hearts and minds) celebrated the post humorous birthday (August 14, 1883) of that biology professor who was awarded the first ever Spingarn Medal in 1915, earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 1916,  who was a Julius Rosenwald Fellow in Biology of the National Research Council from 1920-1931, penned many research papers, including the 1924 publication “General Cytology,” who has a “Black Heritage” US postal stamp in honor of him (February 1, 1996), who, in 1911, saw fit to entertain and assist three underclassmen Howard University students in making a vision of perfect Friendship a reality through the establishment of the greatest Brotherhood of Friends this world has ever known, The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, let us celebrate!

Our beloved Founder, The Honorable Doctor Ernest Everett Just, was indeed a Brother of so many accolades and accomplishments that the results of his labors are still making an impact in the lives of so many to this very day. The H & A committee believe it would only be appropriate for us to take JUST a moment to bring to your attention one of the many educational opportunities offered to students in honoring the legacy of our founder at his alma mata, Dartmouth College.

The H & A committee celebrates the legacy of Founder, The Honorable Doctor Ernest Everett Just. In doing so, we are hoping that every Brother view the attached link which will take you to the Dartmouth College “E.E. Just Program” webpage. There you will discover an entire curriculum dedicated to increasing “the number of underrepresented minorities at Dartmouth pursuing degrees and careers in STEM disciplines.” Overview | E. E. Just Program (

Also attached is a YouTube video from the “AFRIC* Network” in which the narrator enthusiastically shares with his audience an overview of Honorable Doctor Ernest Everrett Just’s upbringing as well as highlighting a few of his many accomplishments and contributions to mankind. It is refreshing to see that our founders are recognized from all demographical segments of society.


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Ernest Everett Just – African American Biologist (1883-1941) – YouTube

Yours in Service

3rd District History and Archives Committee


The Monday Pearl is provided by the Third District History and Archives Committee and is a bi-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

Picture Credits:

Dartmouth College E.E. Just Program page

National Library of Medicine