The Epsilon Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at Indiana University
On Saturday, October 8, 1913, The Most Honorable Father A. Langston Taylor presented to the Most Honorable Father Leonard F. Morse the proposition of establishing a new fraternity. It was to be at Howard University, Washington DC. The Most Honorable Father Charles I. Brown, another student at Howard, was invited to aid the movement. Hence, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, INC.
These three brothers wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
The founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as "a part of" the general community rather than "apart from" the general community. They believed that each potential member should be judged on his own merits rather than his family background or affluence...without regard of race, nationality, color, skin tone or texture of hair. They wished and wanted their fraternity to exist as a part of an even greater brotherhood-sisterhood which would be devoted to the "inclusive we" rather than the "exclusive we".
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