The Honorable Bro. A. Langston Taylor | Founder, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
January 29, 1890 – August 8, 1953
Brothers, yesterday, I paid homage to the great Bro. Francis Hall. Today, I am honoring our Founder who passed away 61 years ago today.
However, I have to thank, Bro. Hall, who I told you, kept almost everything. In his collection were the following items:
An In Memoriam to Founder Taylor flyer
An Invitation to the Taylor College of Public Health – Interesting in 1950 our Founders states that health is one of the weak links in our chain of social and economic development. 64 years later, I can say the same thing.
A flyer for the Taylor Art Museum – I wonder if the T.L. Alston mentioned in the Exhibits was our Charter Member?
Advertisement for the Taylor University
Minutes from the Alpha Sigma Executive Committee Meeting, held August 10TH to induct Founder Taylor into the Omega Chatper – Bro. Hall’s handwriting.
Lastly, hand written notes of Bro. Hall’s that lays out the planning of Founder Taylor’s funeral.
Put this in your collection and have a good weekend.
Happy Birthday Bro. Francis L. Hall (August 7, 1915 – January 20, 2006)
Brothers, I have in my possession, what I believe is one of the first editions of the Sigma Light, it is has many edits, changes, and highlights in it. I also have the manuscript of what I believe was from the first edition of the Sigma Light. These items belonged to Bro. Francis Hall, one of the co-authors of the Light. I knew Bro. Francis Hall. He imparted so much knowledge, wisdom, and history on not only me, but so many Sigmas that his memory lives in all of us. He made sure, that his vast collection was entrusted to me, and as I share his items with you daily, I hope you pass it on to those on your list serves and email list. Bro. Hall as you can see kept almost everything. He joined Phi Beta Sigma May 6, 1935 – Alpha Chapter – Howard University. I have his autograph book, that Alpha Chapter and other Sigma brothers signed when he was on line.
Giving honor to Brother Hall. Happy Birthday Bro. Hall. Your Light continues to shine
God Bless and Thank You.
Bro. Hall – Second from the left – 1949 Alpha Sigma National Scholarship Award, Washington DC
Bro. Hall (Alpha Chapter 1935) with his chapter Brothers from Alpha Chapter 2005
Bro. Hall with Bro. Christian and Epsilon Psi Chapter (U. MD – College Park) December 2005
Bro. Hall Top Row Far Right, Alpha Sigma Founders Day Event, circa 1949-1951 – Founder Taylor, and other Sigma Legends are in this picture
Bro. Hall – First one right side, 1947 Alpha Sigma Founders Day Event, Founder Taylor, and other Sigma Legends in this picture also.
Bro. Hall with members of Gamma Lambda Chapter (Bro. William Kellibrew) (not sure of the date, circa 2004 maybe)
Bro. Hall with me and Bro. Sam Williams, Founders Day 2003