Black History Month Celebration
Friday, February 28th, 2014 @ 9:15AM
Every February, the men of Epsilon Iota Iota Chapter sponsor a Black History Month program at the Stetson Library in New Haven. The Stetson Public Library has the largest collection of materials on African Americans in New Haven. On Monday, February 27th, Brother David Canton gave a 45 minute power point on Dr. Carter G. Woodson, “The Father of Black History Month” as well as a seventh honorary member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Brother Canton informed the audience that Dr. Woodson selected February for Black History Month because it was the birth month for Frederick Douglass, the famous black abolitionist and Abraham Lincoln. Black History Month is an important celebration and it represents our Fraternity’s second principle of scholarship in more ways than one. Not only is it a period to learn about and recognize the achievements of African Americans throughout history, it’s a time to reinforce that African Americans have been a key part of America’s growth to date and continue to add to the fabric of this country.
Additionally, after the presentation three members from the EIIC hop team, Brothers Dionel Hernandez, Victor Jones, and Dave McKinnie, performed an exhibition show to display the Fraternity’s tradition of marching.