This week’s Monday Pearl is shared without any lengthy context or framing. The attached photograph speaks for itself. The photograph is a rare and welcomed find that was first shared with this committee by our good Brother Richard Morris (Gamma 1970, currently a member of Psi Alpha Alpha). Brother Morris discovered this historic and iconic photograph while watching a documentary on Josephine Baker titled “Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening.” Towards the end of the documentary there appears a still image (attached) of Founder Edgar A. Love standing next to Baker after she addressed the crowd at the 1963 March on Washington. The photograph seems to map with competent scale and relativity the intersection of Omega and Black history. Always leading. Always there. Humbly and with serious purpose uplifting.
The committee invites you to check out the Baker documentary in its entirety, which can be viewed here https://archive.org/details/the.story.of.an.awakening. The still of Founder Love appears at the 49:40 mark.
Thank you Brother Morris!
Make it a great month 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 https://3rddistrictques.org/about-us/overview/monday-pearl/. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.