Greetings Brothers!

As proffered in past posts, the history of any organization is best told through the biographies of its members. It is there where you’ll find the soul of the concern (a strong argument for selecting well new members). Although the encyclopedic lists of contributions, accolades, trials, and accomplishments are elemental to any fulsome recording of history, the really good stuff is discovered when we learn more about the people behind it all and find with no surprise their personification of the full complement of the organization’s ideals.

I am happy to share the attached June 1943 profile on Brother James Madison Nabrit, Jr, accomplished civil rights attorney and former president of Howard University, written by the very able Brother Otto McClarrin. It represents to me one of those illuminating discoveries of which I speak. A bonus, through his writing Brother McClarrin, who would go on to serve as the Editor of the Oracle in the early 1970s, reveals his own Omega sense of fraternalism.

Read More – Nabrit_June1943_Oracle

Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!

3rd District History and Archives Committee
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