Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc
P.O. Box 40132
Savannah, GA 31404
Culture For Service and Service for Humanity
Bigger and Better Business:
The Bigger and Better Negro Business idea was first tested in
1924 with an imposing exhibition in Philadelphia. This was held in
connection with the Conclave. Twenty-five leading Negro Businesses
sent statements and over fifty sent exhibits. The whole show took
place in the lobby of the YMCA. Several thousand visitors seemed to
have been impressed. The response was so great that the 1925
Conclave in Richmond, Virginia voted unanimously to make Bigger and
Better Negro Business the public program of the Fraternity, and it
has been so ever since."
The founder’s of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., were all
educators in their own right.
The genesis of the Education Program lies in the traditional
emphasis that the Fraternity places on Education.
During the 1945 Conclave in St. Louis, Missouri, the
fraternity underwent a constitution restructuring after World War
II, and this lead to the birth of the Education as a National
During the 20th anniversary of Sigma, the Committee on Public Policy urged that the fraternity come forth with a broadly-based program that would be addressed to the problems of the great masses of the Negro people. This new departure, in large measure, grew out of the experiences of the New York group. These men from Manhattan brought with them a new idea, SOCIAL ACTION.
Bro. Philip A. Randolph meeting with President LBJ. Bro. Randolph was the Architect of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.
Bro. James Weldon Johnson wrote the lyrics to the Negro National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing"