Monday, 24 April 2017

    
The Forties


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    Talented Tenth District
    235 East Ferry Street
    Detroit, Michigan 48202
    313 - 872 - 1646





FRATERNITY HISTORY: The Forties

The Fifties | The Sixties | The Seventies
The Eighties & Nineties


THE FORTIES

The Omega "Sweetheart Song", with words and music by Don Q. Pullen, was adopted as the official sweetheart song by the 1940 Nashville Grand Conclave.

Founder Ernest E. Just entered Omega Chapter in 1941.

In 1941, Dr. Charles Drew perfected the use of blood plasma as a life saving tool.

William Hastie resigned as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War in protest against discrimination in the Armed Forces. He was later appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands by President Truman.

In 1949, the first National Headquarters Building at 107 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. was purchased.

H. Carl Moultrie, I was selected to serve as the first National Executive Secretary.

In 1949, the scholarship fund was renamed the Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Fund.


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