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Alpha Chi Pi Omega

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Alpha Chi Pi Omega (ΑΧΠΩ) is a historically black sorority and fraternity for beauticians and barbers.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Alpha Chi Pi Omega began as an outgrowth of the United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association. It was organized by Marjorie Stewart Joyner on October 27. 1945, in Washington, DC with Mary McLeod Bethune assisting and Congressman William L. Dawson as a national sponsor.[2]

It was originally founded as Alpha Phi Omega (ΑΦΩ) but changed it at their 1952 Boule at the request of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.[3]

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The purpose of the organization is to raise the educational standards of beauticians and to perpetuate the names of the founders of beauty school systems.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Third Annual "Best of Seven Revue" Promises to be Best of All". Indiana Recorder. 12 October 1957.
  3. "Beauty School Owners Wind Up Confab in Haiti". Pittsburgh Courier. 15 March 1952.

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