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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Founded in 1911 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Omega Psi Phi is the third oldest African American Greek-letter fraternity. Three Howard University juniors – Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman – and their faculty advisor Dr. Ernest Everett Just founded this distinguished organization dedicated to scholarship, uplift, manhood and perseverance. It is the first African American fraternity founded on the campus of a historically-black college or university. Omega Psi Phi was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia in 1914. Notable members of Omega Psi Phi associated with the Civil Rights Movement include Carter G. Woodson, Benjamin Elijah Mays (mentor of Dr. King), Jesse Jackson, Roy Wilkins, Benjamin Hooks and Charles G. Adams.

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America's Chief Moral Dilemma

Dr. King's address to the Hungry Club highlights an array of issues that relate to America's "Moral Dilemma." Dr. King explains the three major evil dilemmas that face the nation: war, poverty, and racism.

Dexter Echo: April 6, 1960

This edition of The Dexter Echo addressed to Dr.

Funeral Service: Grand Master John Wesley Dobbs

This program outlines the funeral service of Grand Master John Wesley Dobbs. Mr. Dobbs established a number of civil rights organizations in the Atlanta area and was considered to be a close friend and confidant of Dr. King.

Letter from H. Carl Moultrie to MLK

H. Carl Moultrie invites Dr. King or another representative to participate in a panel discussion as a part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Annual Grand Conclave. Moultrie also provides brief information about the fraternity.

Telegram from George Meares to MLK

On behalf of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, George Meares expresses his support for Dr. King's efforts and achievements.