Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., historically African-American Greek letter fraternity founded in 1914, has two new honorary members.
On June 13, the fraternity welcomed actor, singer and television personality Wayne Brady as well as actor, director and screenwriter, Bill Duke. The fraternity announced their membership on social media:
Brady shares, “I’m thrilled to say that I’ve been inducted as an Honorary Brother, along side @realbillduke, into the @pbs_1914 Greek Fraternity. Much love to my @zetaphibeta Sisters! I see you @sherylunderwood! To be surrounded by such excellence is humbling. Blue Phi…YOU KNOW!“
Duke shares, “Thank you Phi Beta Sigma for welcoming myself & Wayne Brady. “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King.“
Black fraternities were founded over a century ago and pride themselves on propelling the advancement of Black men. “The Divine Nine” is comprised of 9 public-service organizations with highly selective intake processes including 5 sororities —Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (1908), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.(1913), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.(1920), and Sigma Gamma Rho Inc.(1922)— and 4 fraternities—Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. (1906), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. (1911), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (1911), Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. (1914) and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. (1963).
Congratulations to Brady and Duke on joining the legacy of Sigma men!