Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity in the United States established for men with African ancestry, was founded on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven distinguished visionaries. These men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood between African-Americans. The founders, known as the “Seven Jewels” are, in alphabetical order: Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
Soon after the founding at Cornell, Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were developed at other colleges and universities -- many of them historically black colleges & universities. (HBCUs)
Alpha Phi Alpha and its members continue to be the movers and shakers in today's society. They always strive to "March Onward and Upward Toward the Light!!!"