The kappa alpha psi is the oldest black fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi, the nation's oldest black fraternity, turns 100 today.January 5th marks their annual celebration of Founder's Day, which commemorates the 10 men who first conceived the organization in 1911. KAPsi was officially chartered and incorporated under the state of Indiana as Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15 of the same year. 

The name was changed to its present form in 1914.This is a milestone that is certainly worth celebrating, said Richard Lee Snow, the fraternity's executive director and chief operating officer, told the Philadelphia Daily News. "Since 1911 this organization has initiated over 150,000 members including some of the foremost citizens of this country, and we have remained steadfast to our principle of 'achievement in every field of human endeavor.The Indiana University frat was the first of its kind, and aimed to combat racial discrimination from the start, focusing largely on achievement. The founders, which include notables Elder Watson Diggs  and Byron K. Armstrong, aimed for national expansion from the start, according to the fraternity's website.
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