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This Day in Black History: Nov. 17, 1911

This Day in Black History: Nov. 17, 1911

On Nov. 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Published November 17, 2014

On Nov. 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The fraternity was the first to be founded on the campus of a historically black college and was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on October 28, 1914. 

The fraternity was founded by Howard University undergraduate students Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman and their faculty adviser Ernest Everett Just.

Some its notable members include Langston Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Steve Harvey and Michael Jordan.

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Written by Naeesa Aziz

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