Pi Epsilon Chapter During...

The 1940s

Fraternity Milestones

  • The Omega “Sweetheart Song,” with words and music by Don Q. Pullen, was adopted as the official sweetheart song by the 1940 Nashville Grand Conclave.

  • Founder Ernest E. Just entered Omega Chapter in 1941.

  • In 1941, Charles Drew perfected the use of blood plasma as a life-saving tool. William Hastie resigned as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War in protest against discrimination in the armed forces. He was later appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands by President Harry S. Truman.

  • Since 1945, the fraternity has undertaken a National Social Action program to meet the needs of African Americans in the areas of health, housing, civil rights, and education.

  • In 1949, the first National Headquarters Building at 107 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. was purchased.

  • H. Carl Moultrie I, was selected to serve as the first National Executive Secretary. That same year, the scholarship fund was renamed in honor of Charles R. Drew.

Pi Epsilon Chapter Lines, 1940s

 SPRING 1947 

  • Leonard Cisco

  • James Coker

  • Sheldon Cole

  • Charles Fullwood

  • Dennis Herman

  • Joesph Jones

  • Rayford Kiah

  • James Lockerman

  • John McDowell

  • Fred Moseley

  • Russell Stansbury

  • Charles Stewart

  • Edward Waters

  • Hoover Wright

 FALL 1949 

  • Daniel Rideout

  • Raymond Dailey

  • Roy Johnson

  • Art Milburn 

  • Beverly Millner

  • Joseph Smith

SPRING 1948 

  • ​John Johnson

  • Clifton Lovelace

  • Clifford Thomas

*Omega Chapter

The 1940s