Local Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter Celebrates 115 Years of Service

Published 4:46 pm Thursday, December 30, 2021

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. celebrated its 115 year anniversary last month.

The Delta Pi Lambda Chapter hosted cultural and service activities, including  a virtual jazz night, participated in the

City of Selma Christmas Parade, which Fraternity member and local business owner, Daryl Thomas served as Grand Marshal.

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After the parade, chapter members went to First Baptist Church MLK collecting donations of inspirational books, new white socks/white t-shirts, for persons affected by the justice system.

Robert Stewart who serves as both Chairman of Founders’ Day and the chapter’s civic engagement committee for the Black Belt Alphas, said its important to serve in the community.

“The beauty of Alpha Phi Alpha is that since our inception, we have always been about the upliftment of our community,”

Stewart said. “Our storied history is steeped in challenging injustice.”

Selma City Council President and Black Belt Alpha member Billy Young emphasized the importance of being involved in the fraternity.

“The mission of Alpha Phi Alpha isto develop leaders, promote academic excellence, and to provide service and advocacy for our communities,” Young said. “We are particularly pleased that the chapter has incorporated an educational component for members of our community who for far too long have been overlooked.”