Black Frat Makes Bill Clinton Member
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NEW ORLEANS (July 11) - A historically black fraternity has voted to induct former President Bill Clinton as an honorary member.
Phi Beta Sigma President Paul Griffin Jr. said Friday that Clinton is the first U.S. president to be inducted into a historically black fraternity.
Ed Zurga, AP Former President Bill Clinton received an honorary induction into Phi Beta Sigma, a historically black fraternity founded in 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
The fraternity voted Tuesday for Clinton's induction at its 95th Anniversary Conclave in New Orleans, La.
Stevie Wonder, Al Roker, the Rev. Al Sharpton and jazz musician Ramsey Lewis are also honorary members of Phi Beta Sigma.
The fraternity was founded in 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. It has more than 150,000 alumni and college members in about 500 chapters throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.
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