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THE DIVINE NINE, The History of African American Fraternites and Sororities

Lawrence C. Ross, Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0758202709 / ISBN 13: 9780758202703
Published by DAFINA BOOKS, Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, N. Y., 2001
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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465 pgs. with index RARE SC book, but is EXTREMELY Rare signed! Book has maroon, gilt, and black font on spine & fc, fc also has two period b&w photos. Fine + shape with sharp corners, no crease lines, looks unread. No marks, tight, square, clean, but has a faint musty odor. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000604

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Title: THE DIVINE NINE, The History of African ...

Publisher: DAFINA BOOKS, Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, N. Y.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Trade Paperback

Illustrator: B&W Photographs

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, Fifth Printing.

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National Bestseller!

America’s black fraternities and sororities are a unique and vital part of 20th century African American history, providing young black achievers with opportunities to support each other while they serve their communities and the nation.

From pioneering work in the suffragette movement to extraordinary strides during the Civil Rights era to life-changing inner-city mentoring programs in the 1990s, members of these organizations share a proud and vital history of brotherhood, sisterhood, and service.

Today, America’s nine black fraternities and sororities are almost three million members strong with chapters at major universities and colleges, including Stanford University, Howard University, and University of Chicago.

This revised and updated edition includes details highlighting the Centennial celebrations for both Alpha Phi Alpa and Alpha Kappa Alpha; updated photographs; new statistics; celebrity interviews, a new foreword, and much more.

Includes Interviews With Famous Members Of The Divine Nine—
From John H. Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby-Grant to Star Jones and Shaquille O’Neal

Plus Inspiring Profiles Of Other Famous Members—
From Langston Hughes and Ella Fitzgerald to Toni Morrison and Colin Powell

Fully Illustrated With Fascinating Photographs!

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Never before has information about African American fraternities and sororities been published for the general public, until now...

America's black fraternities and sororities are a unique and vital part of 20th century African American history, providing young black achievers with opportunities to support each other while they serve their communities and the nation.

From pioneering work in the suffragette movement to extraordinary strides during the Civil Rights era to life-changing inner-city mentoring programs in the 1990s, members of these organizations share a proud tradition of brotherhood, sisterhood, and service.

Today, America's nine black fraternities and sororities are two and one-half million members strong with chapters at major universities and colleges, including Stanford University, Howard University, and University of Chicago.

This extensive yet very accessible book celebrates the spirit of excellence shared by African American fraternity and sorority members, both past and present, and is sure to be treasured for generations to come.

INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH FAMOUS MEMBERS OF THE DIVINE NINE --

From John H. Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby-Grant to Star Jones and Shaquille O'Neal

PLUS INSPIRING PROFILES OF OTHER FAMOUS MEMBERS --

From Langston Hughes and Ella Fitzgerald to Toni Morrison and Colin Powell

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