The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated was founded on Friday, November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three undergraduate students and one faculty advisor. The founders were Howard University students Edgar Amos Love, Frank Charles Coleman, and Oscar James Cooper. The first faculty advisor was Dr. Ernest Everett Just, who early on was accorded the status of founder by the three undergraduates.
Each of the founders had distinguished careers in their chosen fields: Bishop Edgar Love, became a bishop of the United Methodist Church; Dr. Oscar Cooper, was a prominent physician who practiced in Philadelphia over 50 years; Professor Frank Coleman, was the chairman of the Department of Physics at Howard University for many years; and Dr. Ernest E. Just, was a world-renowned biologist. The fraternity is the first black national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college….
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