Atlanta, GA (February 27, 2017) The Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted the 91st Annual Black History Luncheon on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel in the nation's capital. ASALH was founded by Brother Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History. This world class organization comprised of the most gifted and accomplished scholars, artists, musicians, social activists, advocates and others committed to the history and culture of Black life globally.
Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and Brother Reginald Henry stood in for Brother Kenneth Brown, Chairman of the Omega Life Membership Foundation. They presented a $10K check from each Omega entity to Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, President of ASALH and Sylvia Cyrus, Executive Director of ASALH during the Luncheon. Brother Knox asked all of the Men of Omega to stand and stated, "We Are One and we stand in honor of our Brother Dr. Carter G. Woodson and our Speaker for life, Brother Jim Clyburn." That remark drew a thunderous round of applause. "We thank you ASALH for continuing the work and I bring you good news that faith is working to create the change that we need. We will continue to support you as we are not surprised about the attack on education. We will not stop working and because of the work of ASALH we know who we are. Because we know who orders our steps we will support programs that support our community."
Representative James Clyburn was the Keynote Speaker and gave great voice to the order of issues of the day and the true importance of the Affordable Health Care Act. Mr. Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General, Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones, President of the National Council of Negro Women and Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, 22nd National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated officially unveiled the commemorative stamp that honors Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, 10th President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and Past President of the National Council of Negro Women. It was a powerful afternoon of the best of the best.
Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.
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