Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Honors Martin Luther King

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Honors Martin Luther King

Not even a hurricane could prevent members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity from hosting a tribute for the late civil rights leader.

Published October 15, 2011

Though Hurricane Irene caused the August dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to be postponed, that didn't stop the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity from honoring one of their most esteemed members with a theatrical and musical tribute at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

 

The star-studded tribute featured appearances by Hill Harper, Phylicia Rashad, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Della Reese and many others who acted out scenes from Dr. King's life. The event also featured musical performances from Lalah Hathaway, Kenny Latimore and the Morehouse College Glee Club (from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s alma mater).

 

The initial concept of honoring Dr. King was conceived in 1983, by five members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity (George Sealy, Alfred Bailey, John Harvey, Oscar Little and Eddie Madison).

 

BET.com traveled to Washington to interview luminaries who gathered on the Alpha Phi Alpha gold carpet to honor the civil rights legend.

 

Written by Tony Anderson

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