Langston Hughes’ Visit to the Soviet Union (1932-1933)

Langston Hughes (Left) With Two Unidentified People in Turkmenistan, 1932 Image Ownership: Public domain In June of 1932, poet Langston Hughes, political activist Louise Thompson, and 22 other African American artists, filmmakers, and actors, traveled to the Soviet Union (USSR) to create a film about African American life in the American south. The film, … Read MoreLangston Hughes’ Visit to the Soviet Union (1932-1933)

Samuel Eugene Kelly (1926-2009)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Samuel Eugene Kelly, soldier and educator, was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on January 26, 1926 to James Handy Kelly, a minister, and Essie Matilda Allen-Kelly, a homemaker.  Educated at Greenwich public schools, Kelly dropped out of high school in 1943 and … Read MoreSamuel Eugene Kelly (1926-2009)

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity (1963)

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Iota), the most recently formed black Greek-letter organization, was founded on September 19, 1963 on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Established by twelve men who were active in the local civil rights movement, early Iota members … Read MoreIota Phi Theta Fraternity (1963)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (1911- )

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, one of the five fraternities for African American men, was founded on November 17, 1911 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. It is the first African American fraternity established at a historically black college. The three founders—Edgar … Read MoreOmega Psi Phi Fraternity (1911- )

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (1913- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Delta), one of four college sororities for African American women, was founded on January 13, 1913 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by 22 colligate women. Delta is a nonprofit organization whose principles … Read MoreDelta Sigma Theta Sorority (1913- )