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'The Harvest Is Plenty, but the Laborers Are Few': A Joint Social Action White Paper

53 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015  

Gregory Scott Parks

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Steven L. Jones

Independent

Jean C Accius II

Independent

Date Written: July 31, 2015

Abstract

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Since its inception, it has directly, through various initiatives, and indirectly, through the work of its members, been critically involved in African American's quest for civil rights and social justice. This paper lays bare that history, contemporary issues that the Fraternity should tackle, social justice partnerships the Fraternity established under General President Mark S. Tillman's administration, and articulated the internal dynamics the Fraternity must address in order to become an effective social justice change agent as well as concrete steps it can take, top to bottom, to be more deeply engaged in social justice.

Keywords: Alpha Phi Alpha, social justice, civil rights, race, organizations

Suggested Citation

Parks, Gregory Scott and Jones, Steven L. and Accius, Jean C, 'The Harvest Is Plenty, but the Laborers Are Few': A Joint Social Action White Paper (July 31, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2641622 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2641622

Gregory Scott Parks (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

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Steven L. Jones

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Jean C Accius II

Independent ( email )

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