Sep. 18, 2016

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Is 53

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

It's getting close to BORN DAY for Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated. I hope that each and every BROTHER reflects at least a MOMENT on the significance of 53 years. No matter where we stand presently as an ORGANIZATION that period of time for survival is substantial for a black organization. Especially considering the roadblocks, obstacles, and other elements that could have terminated this group at any time especially at the inception and beginning years of the dream. So, don't be so damn hard on the present stature or position of the organization if it doesn't meet your expectations. Just know that others have felt in similar ways for other organizations and they didn't persevere. We each have a uniqueness inside of us that demands steadfastness and Iota Phi Theta brothers are indeed hardheaded. So when they say we shouldn't still be around we were even more determined to make liars out of the disbelievers. We, however, have managed to see 53 years and we will see 53 more times ten. If we just continue to hold on the core values and visions of those 12 men who met at the Steps of Hurt Gymnasium, at Morgan State College, Thursday, Evening September 19, 1963.

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THE CENTAUR'S GRIP GOES OUT TO EACH OF YOU TODAY AND TOMORROW MY BROTHERS

Joseph Shelton Hall
Joe Ali Baba Smoke 6A1974
Beta Phi Omega Graduate Chapter
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