Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (ΑΦΑ) is the first historically African American intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity. It was initially a literary and social studies club organized in the 1905–1906 school year at Cornell University but later evolved into a fraternity with a founding date of December 4, 1906, at Cornell. It employs an icon from Ancient Egypt, the Great Sphinx of Giza, as its symbol. Its aims are "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind," and its motto is "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." Its archives are preserved at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (ΑΦΑ) is the first historically African American intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity. It was initially a literary and social studies club organized in the 1905–1906 school year at Cornell University but later evolved into a fraternity with a founding date of December 4, 1906, at Cornell. It employs an icon from Ancient Egypt, the Great Sphinx of Giza, as its symbol. Its aims are "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind," and its motto is "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." Its archives are preserved at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Chapters were chartered at Howard University and Virginia Union University in 1907. The fraternity has over 290,000 members and has been open to men of all races since 1945. Currently, there are more than 730 active chapters in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia. It is the largest predominately African-American intercollegiate fraternity and one of the ten largest intercollegiate fraternities in the nation. Alpha Phi Alpha is a social organization with a service organization mission and provided leadership and service during the Great Depression, World Wars, and Civil Rights Movement. The fraternity addresses social issues such as apartheid, AIDS, urban housing, and other economic, cultural, and political issues of interest to people of color. National programs and initiatives of the fraternity include A Voteless People Is a Hopeless People, My Brother's Keeper, Go To High School, Go To College, Project Alpha, and the World Policy Council. It also conducts philanthropic programming initiatives with the March of Dimes, Head Start, the Boy Scouts of America, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Members of this fraternity include many historical civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., NAACP founder W. E. B. Du Bois, John Mack (civic leader), Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Dick Gregory. Other world renowned-members include political activist Cornel West, musicians Duke Ellington and Lionel Richie, NBA legend Walt Frazier, Jamaican Prime Minister Norman Manley, Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Investor and founder of Vista Equity Partners Robert F. Smith, United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins, six time MTV Video Music Awards - winning director/choreographer Frank Gatson Jr., hero of the Nashville Waffle House shooting, James Shaw Jr., and ESPN sportscasters Stuart Scott, Stan Verrett and Jay Harris. Alpha Phi Alpha was directly responsible for the conception, funding, and construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial next to the National Mall in Washington D.C. (en)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) est, aux États-Unis, la première fraternité interuniversitaire à avoir été créée par des Afro-Américains. Fondée le 4 décembre 1906 sur le campus de l'université Cornell à Ithaca, dans l'État de New York, l'organisation utilise pour se représenter des symboles et des icônes empruntés à l'Égypte antique. La fraternité, qui s'est ouverte à toutes personnes masculines en 1945, a rassemblé depuis ses débuts plus de 175 000 membres. Ses archives sont conservées au Centre de recherche Moorland-Spingarn, un centre de recherche consacré à l'histoire et à la culture des communautés d'origine africaine. Les sept fondateurs, à savoir Henry A. Callis, Charles H. Chapman, Eugene K. Jones, George B. Kelley, Nathaniel A. Murray, Robert H. Ogle et Vertner W. Tandy, sont généralement collectivement dénommés les « Seven Jewels » (les sept joyaux) et la fraternité, sous leur impulsion, s'est rapidement développée lorsqu'une deuxième branche s'est constituée à l'université Howard en 1907. En effet, à partir de 1908, la branche de Howard est devenue en quelque sorte le prototype de six des huit autres fraternités qui allaient par la suite, à ses côtés, se regrouper au sein du National Pan-Hellenic Council, un rassemblement de fraternités principalement afro-américaines créé en 1930 dans le but de lutter contre la ségrégation qui sévissait à l'époque à l'encontre des étudiants noirs. Aujourd'hui, il existe à l'échelle internationale plus de 700 branches de fraternités Alpha Phi Alpha, réparties en Amérique, en Afrique, en Europe, en Asie et dans les Caraïbes. La fraternité Alpha Phi Alpha a joué un rôle historique singulier au sens où elle s'est activement impliquée dans de nombreux épisodes de l'histoire des États-Unis en n'hésitant pas à monter au créneau dans des moments clés tel la crise de 1929, la Seconde Guerre mondiale ou les mouvements pour les droits civiques, ainsi que sur les questions sociales auxquelles sont confrontées les personnes de couleur, comme l'apartheid, les problèmes de logement et tous les problèmes d'ordre économique, culturel et politique spécifiques de la communauté noire. Qui plus est, la fraternité mène, en collaboration avec d'autres organisations américaines, de nombreux programmes d'actions philanthropiques. Par ailleurs, la fraternité Alpha Phi Alpha est à l'origine du projet de Mémorial national Martin Luther King, validé par le Congrès américain en 1996, et dont la construction a débuté à Washington en novembre 2006, pour une inauguration prévue courant 2008. Parmi les membres d'Alpha Phi Alpha, on compte le prix Nobel de la paix Martin Luther King, le vice-président des États-Unis Hubert Humphrey, le champion olympique Jesse Owens, l'avocat et juge de la Cour suprême Thurgood Marshall, le démocrate Maynard Jackson et de nombreuses autres personnalités américaines majeures, qui ont toutes adopté les principes cardinaux de la fraternité : Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind, que l'on peut traduire par « Des gestes de bravoure, de l'éducation et de l'amour pour tout un chacun ». (fr)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ) é a primeira fraternidade afro-americana dos Estados Unidos. Inicialmente era um clube de literatura e estudos sociais organizado durante o ano letivo de 1905–1906 da Universidade Cornell, porém o clube evoluiu e se tornou uma fraternidade, fundada oficialmente em 4 de dezembro de 1906. Ela tem como seu simbolo um ícone do Egito Antigo, a Grande Esfinge de Gizé. Os seu lema é "Primeiros de todos, Servos de Todos, Nós devemos transcendemos todos". Os seus arquivos estão preservados no Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. (pt)
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 1669998 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 132090 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 986052504 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageWikiLink
dbp:address
  • National headquarters: 2313 Saint Paul Street (en)
dbp:align
  • left (en)
  • right (en)
dbp:alt
  • The crest of Alpha Phi Alpha (en)
dbp:bgcolor
  • burlywood (en)
dbp:birthplace
  • 411 (xsd:integer)
dbp:chapters
  • 800 (xsd:integer)
dbp:city
dbp:colors
  • Black (en)
  • Old gold (en)
dbp:country
  • United States (en)
dbp:crest
  • AlphaPhiAlphaCrest.png (en)
dbp:emphasis
dbp:flower
dbp:founded
  • 1906-12-04 (xsd:date)
dbp:free
  • Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind (en)
dbp:freeLabel
  • Aims (en)
dbp:homepage
dbp:id
  • F0lgfx5FcL0 (en)
  • PiMoMbV9H8E (en)
  • WizAq0EuDUk (en)
  • a0irRWlbYUw (en)
  • cPLyIvYE8YI (en)
  • ql1ArinDCAc (en)
  • vPGY7hj7yiE (en)
dbp:imageSize
  • 100 (xsd:integer)
dbp:letters
  • ΑΦΑ (en)
dbp:lifetime
  • 290000 (xsd:integer)
dbp:mission
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. (en)
dbp:motto
  • First of All, Servants of All, (en)
  • We Shall Transcend All (en)
dbp:name
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (en)
dbp:nickname
  • Alphas, Ice Cold Brothas, The Oldest & The Coldest, Men of Distinction (en)
dbp:publication
  • The Sphinx (en)
dbp:quote
  • We must not shoot in the air, but accomplish results. Each chapter must put its part of the program over with interest and drive. (en)
  • Mr. Speaker, it is an honor and special privilege to address this great body on such an auspicious occasion. As a proud member of this fraternity, I feel special esteem in joining the entire House to recognize the historical significance of the centennial anniversary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (en)
  • I have stood beside the Sphinx in Egypt in Africa in July on my third visit there, and I brought greetings to this silent historical figure in the name of Alpha Phi Alpha and I crossed the continent to Ethiopia. (en)
  • Organizing a World Policy Council, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity suddenly made global headlines when the group asked Nigeria to release political prisoners. (en)
  • I want the Fraternity to stand out in the affairs of the Nation. (en)
  • Let there be no complaints about brutality. The emphasis should be upon history and purposes of the Fraternity rather than upon physical punishment. (en)
  • The chief significance of Alpha Phi Alpha lies in its purpose to stimulate, develop, and cement an intelligent, trained leadership in the unending fight for freedom, equality and fraternity. Our task is endless. (en)
  • God grant from this assembly, this noble assembly of fraternity men, some of the leaders of our nation will emerge. (en)
  • We are counting on Alpha men to show their true colors. (en)
  • Alphamen led the way in achieving competitive glory for the nation as well as racial pride for black America. (en)
dbp:scope
  • International (en)
dbp:source
  • 6 (xsd:integer)
  • 10 (xsd:integer)
  • 14 (xsd:integer)
  • 15 (xsd:integer)
  • 17 (xsd:integer)
  • ΑΦΑ Founder (en)
  • —Antonio M. Smith, (en)
  • —Charles H. Wesley, (en)
  • —David Scott (en)
  • —Harold Rudolph Sims (en)
  • —Henry A. Callis, (en)
  • —Lucius L. McGee, (en)
  • —Martin Luther King Jr., (en)
  • —Rayford Logan, (en)
  • —Simeon Booker Jet (en)
  • —Vertner W. Tandy, (en)
dbp:state
dbp:symbol
dbp:title
  • A Century of Leadership — Part 1 of 7 (en)
  • A Century of Leadership — Part 2 of 7 (en)
  • A Century of Leadership — Part 3 of 7 (en)
  • A Century of Leadership — Part 4 of 7 (en)
  • A Century of Leadership — Part 5 of 7 (en)
  • A Century of Leadership — Part 6 of 7 (en)
  • A Century of Leadership — Part 7 of 7 (en)
dbp:type
dbp:width
  • 35.0
  • 40.0
  • 25.0
  • 45.0
  • 52.0
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
schema:sameAs
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ) é a primeira fraternidade afro-americana dos Estados Unidos. Inicialmente era um clube de literatura e estudos sociais organizado durante o ano letivo de 1905–1906 da Universidade Cornell, porém o clube evoluiu e se tornou uma fraternidade, fundada oficialmente em 4 de dezembro de 1906. Ela tem como seu simbolo um ícone do Egito Antigo, a Grande Esfinge de Gizé. Os seu lema é "Primeiros de todos, Servos de Todos, Nós devemos transcendemos todos". Os seus arquivos estão preservados no Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. (pt)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (ΑΦΑ) is the first historically African American intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity. It was initially a literary and social studies club organized in the 1905–1906 school year at Cornell University but later evolved into a fraternity with a founding date of December 4, 1906, at Cornell. It employs an icon from Ancient Egypt, the Great Sphinx of Giza, as its symbol. Its aims are "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind," and its motto is "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." Its archives are preserved at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. (en)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) est, aux États-Unis, la première fraternité interuniversitaire à avoir été créée par des Afro-Américains. Fondée le 4 décembre 1906 sur le campus de l'université Cornell à Ithaca, dans l'État de New York, l'organisation utilise pour se représenter des symboles et des icônes empruntés à l'Égypte antique. La fraternité, qui s'est ouverte à toutes personnes masculines en 1945, a rassemblé depuis ses débuts plus de 175 000 membres. Ses archives sont conservées au Centre de recherche Moorland-Spingarn, un centre de recherche consacré à l'histoire et à la culture des communautés d'origine africaine. (fr)
rdfs:label
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (en)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (fr)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (pt)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:homepage
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
is dbo:education of
is dbo:knownFor of
is dbo:parentOrganisation of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbo:wikiPageWikiLink of
is dbp:list of
is dbp:organization of
is dbp:parentOrganization of
is foaf:primaryTopic of