Mockup of the Nannie Helen Burroughs AAA Member Card

Gamma Pi Chapter Leads Omega Psi Phi's Salute to Forgotten Woman of Black History: Nannie Helen Burroughs

It may seem unusual that a fraternity would lead the way in honoring the legacy of a sorority woman. But when it comes to Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Gamma Pi chapter specifically, that is not unusual at all. Two of the four Cardinal Principles of the Fraternity — Scholarship and Uplift — don’t have gender-eligibility requirements when it comes to who Omega serves. That was evident today as The Super Chapter observed Black History Month by joining forces with the American Automobile Association to honor the work and legacy of Nannie Helen Burroughs.

Who is Nannie Helen Burroughs? An overlooked African American civil rights advocate and religious and education figure, she lived in the early 1900s in Washington, D.C. She was president of the Baptist Women’s Convention and established a school for Negro girls in the city in 1909. The school and a street are named in her honor in The Nation’s Capitol and that is really the extent to which most people in the metro area know her. She is also an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – Read more…