FEATURED SERIES: The Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Beta Mu Lambda
Salisbury, North Carolina
Chartered in 1939
On today’s installment of “The Male Perspective,” Bro. Jay Watkins represents Beta Mu Lambda Chapter.
Located in the oldest continuously populated colonial town in the western region of North Carolina sits Beta Mu Lambda, the 155th House of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
This chapter has served Iredell, Rowan and Cabarrus counties by organizing holiday turkey giveaways, participating in school supply drives, and “Adopt a Family ” programs which provide clothes and toys to families in need. As part of the Alpha Phi Alpha nationwide “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” initiative, Beta Mu Lambda created “Party at the Polls” events to provide voter education and registration in their local community.
For more information on Beta Mu Lambda:
“Alpha Phi Alpha™, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded on December 4, 1906™ at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country.
The fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.” (apa1906.net)