Gamma Zeta 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 Program.  

Social Action:

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.


Did You Know?

Bro. James Weldon Johnson wrote the lyrics to the Negro National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing"