TONIGHT: Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities

December 2nd, 2013 by fannielou

The JSU Campus Reading Community Presents

Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs, and Challenges

of Black Fraternities and Sororities

The Jackson State University Campus Reading Community was launched in Fall 2010 here at Jackson State University. Its vision is to inspire reading throughout the JSU campus and the surrounding community.  Having discussed books such as “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr , “The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B. DuBois, “Lynch Street” by Tim Spofford, and “Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr” by Michael V. Williams,  this Reading Community has been a way to stimulate the intellectual discourse on the campus and surrounding communities.

Please join us tonight,  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Auditorium, Jackson State University.

In this session of the 2013-2014 academic year, The JSU Campus Reading Community will discuss the book, Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities by Walter M. Kimbrough

Black Greek 101 analyzes the customs, culture, and challenges facing historically Black fraternal organizations. The text provides a history of Black Greek organizations beyond the nine major organizations, examining the pledging practice, the growth of fraternalism outside of the mainstream organizations, the vivid culture and practices of the groups, and challenges for the future.

Special guests include:

Mr. William Harkless, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Ms. Lynda Hasberry, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Ms. Nicole Denise Lewis, JSU NPHC President 2013-2014, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. David Marion, Regional Director, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Rosie Pridgen, Regional and National Committee member, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Mr. Walter Tabb, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.


For more information or if you have any questions regarding the Series, please feel free to contact us at 601-979-1562 or 601-979-4348 or email:



Black Greek 101

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