Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

Epsilon Zeta Chapter

Est. November 3, 1958 on the campus of Fayetteville State University

Alpha Phi Alpha develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities



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It does not take a mathematician to figure out that this is a vast majority of powerful men.
Alpha Phi Alpha represents more than one can ever imagine.

60% of all Black Male Doctors are Alpha Men
75% of all Black Male Lawyers are Alpha Men
65% of all Black Male Dentists are Alpha Men
95% of all Black Colleges have been headed by Alpha Men

    Alpha Men are on the forefront of social change in America. Although we all pursue goals in diverse fields of interest, we share a common mission in uplifting the economic condition of all our people.  It is simply not enough for an Alpha Man to obtain a college degree, still a larger task remains. An Alpha Man must provide sound leadership in his community, being committed to service. He is charged to lend a hand to his fellow man.

W.E.B. DuBois,  Philosopher
Rev.  Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader
Jow Duff, NAACP Attorney
Paul Robeson, Civil Rights Leader, Actor, Singer
Lester Granger, former Executive Director of the National Urban League
Whitney M. Young Jr.*, former Executive Director of the National Urban League
Dick Gregory, Civic Activist
Charles Hamilton Houston, former NAACP Legal Counsel
Hugh B. Price, National Urban League Executive Director

Charles Harris Wesley, Educator, Historian *
Garrett A. Morgan, Inventor (Sewing Machine) *
John Hope Franklin, Historian
Mal Goode, Journalist *
John H. Johnson, Publisher
Countee Cullen, Poet
Benjamin Quarles, Historian
Calvin Barnett, President of Coppin St. College
E. Franklin Frazier, Sociologist
William Strother, Professor of Psychology Princeton University
Frederick Patterson, Founder-United Negro College Fund
James Cheek, President- Howard University
Earl Richardson, President Morgan State University
Luna I. Mishoe, President- Delaware State College. +
Cornell West, Educator, Philosopher and Author.

Edward W. Brooke, former U.S. Senator (MA)
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., former U.S. Representative (NY)
Andrew Young, former US Congress Representative (GA) and former Mayor (GA)
William Dawson, former U.S. Representative (IL)
William Coleman, Secretary of Transportation
Harold Ford, U.S. Representative (TN)
William H. Gray III, U.S. Representative (PA), UNCF President & CEO
Julian Dixon, U.S. Representative (CA)
Ronald Dellum, U.S. Representative (CA)
Charles Rangel, U.S. Representative (NY)
Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court
Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals
Terrence Todman, Ambassador to Denmark
Charles Mahoney, United Nations
Channing H. Tobias, Delegate to the United Nations
Hubert Humphrey, U.S. Vice President
Clarence Pendleton, U.S. Civil Rights Commission
Ralph Metcalfe, U.S. Representative (IL)
Samuel Pierce, U.S. Secretary of HUD
Harry Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals
O. Rudolph Aggrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
U.W. Clemon, U.S. District Court Federal Judge
James A. Joseph, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa
Ralph Metcalfe, former U.S. Representative (IL)

John Hurst Adams, Bishop & Founder of National Black Churches
Harold Davis, President of the American Baptist Churches
T.J. Jemison, President of the National Baptist Convention +
E. Edward Jones, President of the National Baptist Convention of America +

Levi Watkins, Medical Scientist
James Corner, Psychologist
Lasalle Lefalle, First African-American president of American Cancer Society 
Louis Sullivan, President of Morehouse Medical School.

L.D. Milton, President- Citizens Bank
N.B. Herndon, President- Atlanta Life Insurance Co.
Thomas P. Harris, President- Chicago Metropolitan Insurance Co.
Henry G. Parks, President- Parks Meat Co.
Joshua Smith, President- Maxima Corporation
Wayman Smith, Anheuser-Busch 
Thomas J. Burrell, Burrell Advertising 
W. Melvin Brown, American Developing Corporation
Eugene Jackson, World African Network CEO

Marion Barry, Mayor-Washington, DC
Henry Marsh, Mayor- Richmond, VA
David Dinkins, Mayor- New York, NY
Lawrence Crawford, Mayor- Suffolk VA
Walter Washington, Mayor- Washington, DC
Maynard Jackson, Mayor- Atlanta, GA
Ernest Morial, Mayor- New Orleans, LA
Richard Arrington, Mayor- Birmingham, AL
Lionel Wilson, Mayor- Oakland, CA
Willie Brown, Assembly Speaker (CA)
Roland Burris, Comptroller- State of Illinois 
Dr. Arthur Jefferson, Superintendent- Detroit Public Schools
Dennis Archer, Mayor- Detroit, MI
Thomas V. Barnes, Mayor- Gary, Indiana
Lee Brown, Mayor-Houston, TX
Emanuel Cleaver, Mayor, Kansas City, MO
Norman Rice, Mayor- Seattle, WA
Eugene Sawyer, Chicago, IL

Duke Ellington, Music Legend *
Lionel Hampton, Music Legend
Antonio Hart, Jazz Musician
Gerald Albright, Jazz Musician
Darryl Bell, Movie Actor & Network TV
Tony Brown, Journalist & TV Producer
Jerry Butler, Singer
Keenen-Ivory Wayans, Actor & Writer
Stuart Scott, TV Sports Analytst
Keith Garrett, Network TV Executive Producer
Donny Hathaway, Singer & Musician *
Lionel Richie, Singer and Songwriter

Fred A. Gordon, Brigadier General- AUS-West Point
Benjamin Hacker, Rear Admiral of US Navy Commander +
Samuel Gravely, Admiral-USN
James McCall, Major General-AUS
Winston Scott, NASA Astronaut
Edward Honor, Major General-AUS
Roscoe Cartwright, General-AUS