Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years

Kappa Alpha Psi is celebrating its centennial in Indianapolis this weekend.


Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is celebrating its centennial in Indianapolis this weekend, where it was founded in January 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington.

Dwayne Murray, polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., tells Michel Martin of NPR's Tell Me More:

Oh, I see a wonderful century. You know, I think for Kappa Alpha Psi, our history is beautiful, but the future will be so much brighter. For example, we are moving our organization not only being a social entity, but now to make sure that we are part of the entire community service of this nation. Kappa Alpha Psi just recently raised over $1.4 million for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

We're currently in a program to raise a million dollars for Piney Woods Country Life School, one of the last remaining African-American boarding schools. There are many things that Kappa men can do, and we're looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of second-century Kappa.

Listen to the rest of this story, with Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine: The History of African-American Fraternities and Sororities, on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin.

Read more about Kappa Alpha Psi's centennial celebration on the Indy Channel.

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