Greetings Brothers and Happy Black History Month!

In addition to the celebration of Black History Month, the genesis of which we are all familiar with, the conferring of honorary degrees by historically black colleges and universities has served as another structural and cultural practice of recognizing and celebrating black achievement. As articulated in the attached article from the June 1939 Oracle, the efficacy of this latter practice was not lost on Omega.

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 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