Alpha Phi Alpha
1. Frank T. Simpson Scholarship fund. The chapter-sponsored effort has contributed more than $30,000 in scholarships since its inception.
2. Annual MLK Oratorical Contest
National Chapter Status: Active
Seat: Hartford, CT
Date Founded: Saturday, March 30, 1940
Number of Delegates: 3
Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was officially seated in Hartford, Connecticut on March 30, 1940; the 161st House of Alpha. Prior to that time, recorded activity shows involvement by less than a quorum (seven brothers) throughout the 1930's. The actual chapter founding was spurred on by the imminence of World War II and the threat of dispersing Hartford area brotherhood across the face of the Earth. Brother Belford V. Lawson, general President at the time, signed the charter authorizing Brother Dr. Joseph Bullock, President; Brother George A. David, Vice President; Brother James W. Hall, Secretary; Brother Clarence B. Shelton, Financial Secretary ; Brother Jarvis H. Arms, Parliamentarian; Brother Dr. Willard Coleman, Chaplain; Brother Rev. James A. Wright, Treasurer: Brother James A. Jackson, Associate Editor to the Sphinx Magazine; Other Charter members included Brother William S. Jones, and Brother Alvin Napper of Hartford and Brother Dr. Alvin Wood of Bridgeport.
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President: Elbert Gray
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