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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Omicron Lambda)

                      ....Was founded February 14, 1925 in Birmingham, Alabama. Omicron Lambda has been a pillar of strength in the
Central Alabama community for nearly one century.

 

Omicron Lambda got it’s beginning in the early 1920’s. Brothers in the area were concerned about the lack of an Alpha chapter, Alumni or College, in the area to foster the spirit of Alpha as it relates to scholarship, national programs and the promotion of partnership within the African American community. This concern went beyond the immediate need to start a chapter but as a group to improve educational opportunities and to further the political economic and social development of African American citizens in Birmingham.

At the Seventeenth Annual Convention held in New York City on December 27-31, 1924 new chapters of Alpha were authorized under the leadership of Brother Raymond W. Cannon who was elected General President. Growing out of the action of this convention, new chapters were added to the list of already growing fraternity units. One of the petitions presented at the previous convention came through the efforts of Brothers G.N. Adamson, George W. Reeves and A.D. Stone of Birmingham, Alabama. Brother Homer Cooper, General Treasurer, gave renewed inspiration to this group of Alpha men during his short visit to Birmingham after the convention.

During the month of January 1925 the Brothers of Birmingham began to finalize what will be known as the first Alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in the State of Alabama. On February 14, 1925 by the authority of Brother Charles W. Green, Fourth Vice-President, the City of Birmingham and the State of Alabama will be forever changed due to the birth of the Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. The following officers were elected:
 
Founding Members
 
President : A.D. Stone
Vice-President : G. Norman Adamson
Recording Secretary : George W. Reeves 
Treasurer : U.S Mason 
Chaplain : W.J. Dowdell 
Reporter to the Sphinx : Jackson C. Davis 
Sergeant-At-Arms : C.N. Woods 
Director of Educational Activities : M.G. McCall 
Chapter Founding Member : Arthur D. Shores


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