In a move symbolic of its commitment of service to humanity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) International President, Jonathan A. Mason, Sr. turned over the keys to office space in the community service organization’s headquarters to Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis to serve as the National Mobilization Headquarters for the 20th Anniversary Million Man March. In 1995, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s international corporate offices served as the official headquarters for the inaugural Million Man March. Twenty years later, Dr. Chavis, a member of Phi Beta Sigma, is returning to 145 Kennedy Street, NW, Washington D.C. (PBS Headquarters) to assist with organizing the historic gathering.
Scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 10, 2015, “Justice or Else!” The 20th Anniversary Million Man March will focus on “justice” for individuals of every ethnic background.
“We are once again proud to announce our commitment to the Million Man March. Twenty years ago, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. stepped forward and offered our headquarters as the staging location for the historic march,” said Jonathan A. Mason, Sr.“ Today, we celebrate the march’s milestones and reinforce our ‘I Am My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative, as we wholeheartedly support the Million Man March 20 years later,” Mason enthusiastically added.
Since celebrating its centennial in January 2014, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. has paid homage to its founders by leading the charge on several national issues.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. members from across the nation will journey to Washington, DC on October 10th to stand together in support of justice for all people.
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. remarked, ”We are once again grateful to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity for continuing its national leadership role by providing their resolute support of the Anniversary of the Million Man March. The best way to celebrate Black history is to make more history.”