53 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015
Date Written: July 31, 2015
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: 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