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75 th Anniversary Celebration AΦA -Beta Omicron Monument November 7, 2009 We know that the BO monument has your support, and now we need your donation.

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3 75 th Anniversary Celebration AΦA -Beta Omicron Monument November 7, 2009 We know that the BO monument has your support, and now we need your donation.

4 Creating a Legacy That Will Stand for Generations AΦA Beta Omicron Monument Nov. 7 th, 2009

5 First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All

6 WHY A MONUMENT? We remember that manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind are the aims of the Fraternity. Beta Omicron has supplied that vision and voice for 75 years on Tennessee State University s campus. It is important that our memory is not just that of Alpha Phi Alpha, but that of Alpha Phi Alpha and Tennessee State University.

7 We know the struggle is not over. We must control and shape our memory on this campus. We must state our identity; not only for ourselves but also for those we need to inspire.

8 A monument serves as a witness. We need a physical presence to state that we have been here, that we are here, and that God willing we will always be here.

9 So, Im happy today that our founders were men who looked at the many victims of the Great Depression and the monumental miscarriage of justice in Scottsboro, Alabama, and resolved in their minds: There, but for the grace of God, go I. Because of the character of those men, Beta Omicron has always strived to internalize and manifest the powerful words from the Alpha hymn: …Manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind… Continue…… Excerpt from Bro. David Evans speech at the Oct. 10, 2008 BO Monument Groundbreaking

10 I am a better human being because I was one of those described in The House of Alpha: …men unacquainted, enter, shake hands, exchange greetings, and depart friends… Although the MESSAGE of our dear Fraternity is immortal, its MESSENGERS are mere mortals. Therefore, some of these messengers have gathered here today to break ground for a monument worthy of bearing that immortal message for all to seenow and for years to come. Thank you and God bless Beta Omicron, Alpha Phi Alpha, and all who honor their precepts. Bro. David Evans - 58Fa

11 What are you doing to help your brothers build the monument ?

12 The BO Monument will be dedicated on Saturday, November 7, 2009.

13 AΦA BO Monument - Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday, October 31, 2008

14 Alpha Phi Alpha Beta Omicron Monument at Tennessee State University Two Gates of Transformation

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19 Four levels of support Jewel – $3000+ Diamond - $1000-$2999 Gold - $500- $999 Black - $250- $499

20 Jewel Level [As of August 31, 2009] Alvin Marley 1965Fa

21 Diamond Level [As of August 31, 2009] Isaac Berry 1961Sp George Brown Jr. 1959Sp Steven D. Dailey1960Fa Richard Dent 1963Sp Hubert Dyson 1972Fa Gerald L. Ellis 1956Fa Reginald T. Floyd 1975Sp Logan M Hill1965Fa Joseph Jackson 1961Fa Harvey Johnson Jr.1965Fa George Jones III 1963Fa Jojo G. Kendall 1993Fa Aaron A Powell, Sr.1956Sp Matthew J. Strickland1976Fa Harry W. Taylor 1961Fa Melvin Wright 1957Sp

22 Gold Level [As of August 31, 2009] Lytle E. Allen, III, 1959Sp Ronald Ashley1977Fa Lawrence F. Collins Jr.1963Sp Robert Greene1972 Charles F Hamilton.1958SP Andre E. Hines1997Sp Emmett Kimbrough1965Sp James Lipscomb1965Fa Fred McCuiston, Jr.,1958Fa Abraham Shelton 1959Fa Chester E. Slaughter 1963Sp Lonnie Reid1959Sp David Evans 1958Fa Eric Goodrich1975Sp

23 Black Level [As of August 31, 2009] Horace T. Jones1993Fa Damon A. Lee (Charter member)1934Sp Alexander Marshall1983Fa Kenneth Carpenter James C. Deloach

24 What are you doing to help your brothers?

25 What are you doing to mark your place in Beta Omicron History?

26 Donate by September 26, 2009 to have your place on the monument for the dedication on Saturday, November 7, 2009.

27 Please send your contribution to the address below : A A- Beta Omicron Scholarship and Monument Fund Treasurer, A A- Beta Omicron Scholarship and Monument Fund 7221 S. Oglesby Ave, Chicago, IL Goto for more information or contact Bro. Harry W. Taylor, BO Monument Committee, Chair at


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