Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated (ΦΒΣ) was founded on January 9, 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three African-American men A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown. We salute their Founders and thousands of HBCU Sigma men whose “cause speeds on its way.”
SALUTING SIGMA STANDOUT – JAMES WELDON JOHNSON | Initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., poet, professor, songwriter and diplomat, James Weldon Johnson graduated from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1894. Co-author of the Negro National Anthem “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” Weldon is also well-known for God’s Trombones and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man.
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