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Phi Beta Sigma is often called the Fraternity of African Kings and Princes. Sigma wasn't the first African-American Greek-Lettered Fraternity to be founded...

However, we are definitely the Fraternity of First...

  • First to have Presidents of other countries in it's membership
    (Hon. Bros. Kwame Nkrumah, Dr. Nnamdia Azikiwe, and Nelson Mandela)


  • First Greek-letter Fraternity to be recognized by Howard University, April 15, 1914
    (Omega Psi Phi, wasn't until October 28, 1914)


  • First to be offered a chance to merge with another Fraternity
    Kappa Alpha Psi...thanks, but no thanks


  • First to hold a joint International Convention with another African-American Fraternity
    Omega Psi Phi


  • First to establish a chapter south of the state of Virginia before the year 1915


  • First to establish a constitutional bond with a Sorority
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


  • First to establish a youth auxiliary program
    Sigma Beta Club


  • First to own and operate a Credit Union for it's members


  • First to establish chapters in the Continent of Africa

  • First and ONLY Black Greek-letter Fraternity to have one of its members on the face of a U.S. Coin (George Washington Carver: The 1951 Half Dollar). Only 2 African-Americans have EVER been on the face of a U.S. Coin: George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington--who was NOT Greek.

  • First to step with a cane

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW!!!!!

 

 

 

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