Greetings Brothers!

After a long hiatus, let’s get this thing started again. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I can’t think of a better time than Black History Month to resume the ever-important sharing and consumption of the lessons of history. Going forward, the Committee may reduce the frequency of the Monday Pearl, but will continue to provide information we hope you find informative and uplifting.

If this Monday Pearl represented coordinates on a map, its latitude would register Omega History and its longitude would register Black History. The layman’s location would read Building 47 on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC (UDC). Or at least that is what it was called before high noon this Saturday past. Just on the other side of noon, UDC’s president along with the school’s board of trustees gathered with members of the Henderson family, students, alumni, and many other onlookers to rename Building 47 to the Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson Sports Complex. In that number were many proud Omega men who gathered for the occasion to honor and celebrate the life and contributions of one of our own, Brother Edwin Bancroft “E.B.” Henderson.

Please make time to read the attached profile written by Brother Rohulamin Quander. As I reread the profile while watching the NBA All Star Game, I couldn’t help but wonder if the talented brothers on the box, amidst all the fanfare, would be on that box were it not for Brother Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson.

We’ve gathered a few pictures from the event which can be accessed by clicking on this link

Back in June of 2019, the Committee shared a 1971 doctoral dissertation written by Leon Coursey titled, “The Life of Edwin Bancroft Henderson and His Professional Contributions to Physical Education”. We encourage you to give it some time. It can be downloaded by clicking on this link

Read More – EB_Henderson_RQ_DL

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