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 59 years. 59 years is substantial for a black organization. So many black organizations never existed past the infancy stage. Especially considering the roadblocks, obstacles, and other elements that could have erased Iota Phi Theta Fraternity at any time due to lack of energy, lack of common purpose, lack of internal and external interest, or even the lack of a fundamental drive to expand beyond the campus of Morgan State College. This certainly could have occurred
at the inception and beginning years of the dream. So, don't be so damn hard on the present stature or position of Iota Phi Theta if it doesn't meet your personal expectations. Just know that others have felt similar ways for organizations and those organizations didn't persevere. We each have a uniqueness inside of us that demands steadfastness and we know Iota Phi Theta brothers are indeed hardheaded. So when the doubters said openly that Iota Phi Theta wouldn’t be around our brothers were even more determined to make those doubters liars. We, however, have managed to see 59 years and we will see 59 more years times ten. We must, however, continue to hold on to 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
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