Friday, April 17, 2009

Blast from the Past: Words from Bro. Luther Burse, Ph.D.

You don't get to be a distinguished 50-year member by sitting on the sidelines. A young Gamma Pi neophyte, Brother Marcus Whitfield, was reading some of his father's back isues of The Oracle and came across an article on Black Inventors penned in the 1970s and published by Bro Dr. Luther Burse. The article (complete with photo) is available here. At the time, Bro. Burse was at Cheyney State in Pennsylvania. The Grand Basileus was Brother Marion Garnett (of Chicago) and Current Grand Basileus Bro. Warren Lee was Second Vice Grand Basileus. The Second District Representative was Bro. Theodore Greer of Newark, Delaware. Interestingly, Bro. James Avery of New Jersey was the Immediate Past Grand Basileus. Omega history can be quite interesting, whether it is the Fraternity's history, a chapter's history or the history of an individual Brother. Read this and you will see how Brothers over the years attain their wisdom and collect so many "friends" in Omega -- from staying involved and contributing throughout their Omega career, which is lifelong.

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