E a continuous narrative other readers should find this book a helpful single volume reference source and an introduction to the general histories of ach organization This was like the must read in college hahabecause veryone wanted to join a sorority But it was informative and really helped me understand what the sororities were really aboutand it wasn t just what I was seeing on campus As a member of one of the D9 sororities Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc I found this book to be an insightful and unbiased resource for those interested in the historical perspective behind the Black Greek Letter Organizations. Alpa and Alpha Kappa Alpha; updated photographs; new statistics; celebrity interviews a new foreword and much Includes Interviews With Famous Members Of The Divine Nine From John H Johnson and Dr Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant to Star Jones and Shauille O'NealPlus Inspiring Profiles Of Other Famous Members From Langston Hughes and Ella Fitzgerald to Toni Morrison and Colin PowellFully Illustrated With Fascinating Photograph.
Very informative great to learn the history of people changing other peoples lives in college I wish there would have been information about the Black fraternal movement generally and also about why the organizations do the things they do g rationale behind their intake process why they call new member classes lines tc But maybe that s not for outside minds to know Lawrence Ross is an incredible author and I appreciate his commitment to furthering knowledge about this topic Lawrence C Ross writes a one volume history of the nine African American fraternities and sororities of the National Pan Hellenic Coun. National Bestseller America's black fraternities and sororities are a uniue and vital part of 20th century African American history providing young black achievers with opportunities to support ach other while they serve their communities and the nationFrom pioneering work in the suffragette movement to xtraordinary strides during the Civil Rights ra to life changing inner city mentoring programs in the 1990s membe.
Cil also known as the Divine Nine to bundle ach organization s histories together for the first time for new readers This work includes Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Psi Phi Delta Sigma Theta Phi Beta Sigma Zeta Phi Beta Sigma Gamma Rho and Iota Phi Theta Each chapter begins with a brief descriptive history of a single organization and it is followed by interviews with prominent alumni Two sections include a variety of black and white photographs of fraternity and sorority vents While some readers might be frustrated that the book s chapters and contents are not organized to read lik. Rs of these organizations share a proud and vital history of brotherhood sisterhood and serviceToday America's nine black fraternities and sororities are almost three million members strong with chapters at major universities and colleges including Stanford University Howard University and University of ChicagoThis revised and updated dition includes details highlighting the Centennial celebrations for both Alpha Phi.
Lawrence Ross attended both the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Los Angeles where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History Ross also has a Master of Fine Arts MFA degree in screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater Film and TelevisionRoss began his writing career in the mid 1990s as the managing editor of Rap Sheet magazine the west coast’s first h