Exposing the Black Gate Keepers: The Boule

Sigma Pi Phi is generally considered to be the first African-American Greek-lettered organization. Sigma Pi Phi was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 15, 1904. The fraternity quickly established chapters (referred to as “member boules”) in Chicago, IL and then Baltimore, MD. The founders included two doctors, a dentist, and a physician. When Sigma Pi Phi was founded, black professionals were not offered participation in the professional and cultural associations organized by the white community. Continue reading Exposing the Black Gate Keepers: The Boule