Congressman Scott Honors Centennial Anniversary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Jul 25, 2006 -
Today the House passed H.Con.Res. 384, legislation recognizing and honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. This week members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are gathering from around the country in Washington to participate in the fraternity’s centennial convention.
“Mr. Speaker, it is an honor and special privilege to address this great body on such an auspicious occasion,” said Congressman Scott. “As a proud member of this fraternity, I feel special esteem in joining the entire House to recognize the historical significance of the centennial anniversary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. I joined the ranks of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as an undergraduate student at Florida A&M University to follow in the footsteps of many great men before me, including W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, and Paul Robeson to name a few.”
Congressman Scott added, “This week men from every discipline and geographic location convene to chart and plan for the fraternity’s future, celebrate its 100th anniversary, and reinvigorate its founding principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity. I commend my brethren and the leadership of the organization for the achievements and accomplishments made thus far. On this historic occasion let us march forth to lay the groundwork for another 100 years.”