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And You Thought U Knew Sigma

First and ONLY Fraternity to have Presidents of other countries in its membership (Hon. Bros. Kwame Nkrumah, Dr. Nnamdia Azikiwe, and Nelson Mandela)
 
First and ONLY Black Greek-Letter Fraternity to have one of its members on the face of a U.S. Coin. (George Washington Carver: The 1951 Half Dollar) Only 2 African Americans have EVER been on the face of a US coin: George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington--who was not Greek.

First Black Greek-Letter Fraternity to be recognized by Howard University April 15, 1914 ( WYF
wasn't until October 28, 1914)

First Fraternity to be offered a merger with another Fraternity: (1915: Kappa Alpha Psi, formerly Kappa Alpha Nu
...Thanks, but no thanks!!!)

First Fraternity to hold a joint International Convention with another African-American Fraternity (
Omega Psi Phi)

First Fraternity to establish a chapter South of the State of Virginia before the year 1915

First and ONLY Fraternity to establish a constitutional bond with a Sorority (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)

First Fraternity to establish a youth auxiliary program (The Sigma Beta Club)

First and ONLY Fraternity to own and operate a Credit Union for its members

First Fraternity to establish chapters in the Continent of Africa
 
First Fraternity to establish Graduate/ Alumni Membership

First Fraternity to establish a Graduate/Alumni Chapter

First Fraternity to step with a cane (Not
KAY
)

Lastly, many Fraternities may have supported the Million Man and Million Family Marches, but only Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity organized one.

This information was graciously provided by The Godfather at the Mu Rho Chapter (Univ. Texas-Austin) of Phi Beta Sigma ternity Inc..

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Let this be your History lesson!

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