Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914. Sigma boasts an international membership of more than 130, 000 college-educated members. Men of Sigma represent a wide variety of professional occupations and careers thereby making a positive difference in the life of our communities and culture. January 9, 2014 marked the 100th year of dedicated service to the community as exemplified in our motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.”
The Honorable Founders of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the Most Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse and Charles I. Brown planted the seeds of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service into Sigma to build, fortify and enrich our fraternity to be of service to the community. The Founders did not live to see the Centennial fruits of their labor but we are here to ensure that the legacy continues and lives heartily.
Phi Beta Sigma has and continues to attract men of character and integrity to the membership of its fraternal organization. Internationally renowned and notable men of Sigma include Dr. George Washington Carver, A. Phillip Randolph, James Weldon Johnson, Emmett Smith, Congressman John Lewis and former United States President William Jefferson Clinton. Locally, the Birmingham Alumni Chapter, Tau Sigma, is proudly represented by State Representative Oliver Robinson, State Representative Rod Scott, State Representative Demetrius C. Newton, former State Senator Fred Horn and many more.
On January 19, 2014 at 4 p.m., The Men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will celebrate our 100 year Centennial and Founders Day at Metropolitan AME Church, 1530 4th Ave., N, Birmingham, AL 35203.
As Special guest speaker, the Honorable Jonathan Mason will travel from Newark, N.J. to deliver the Founders Day message.