Greetings Brothers!

This week’s Monday Pearl highlights yet another example of Omega’s leadership and agency in the making of history. According to the attached article that appeared in the Fall 1974 Oracle, Mary Mcleod Bethune was the first African American and first woman to have a memorial erected in a public park in our nation’s capital. The article mentions the early involvement of Third District Omega man Al Smith of Alpha Omega Chapter in Bethune’s career, and highlights the enthusiastic participation in Bethune’s memorial unveiling by Delta Theta, the undergraduate chapter at Southeastern University in Washington, DC. History has again set the bar and, as always, is watching. Let history observe our recognizing, celebrating, and elevating black womanhood on November 3, 2020 as we did in 1974. Let our efforts between now and November be a sight for sore eyes.

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Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

3rd District History and Archives Committee
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