Brooklyn, New York - On Saturday October 22, 2011 the brothers of Alpha Upsilon chapter, Brooklyn Omega, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. presented the Brooklyn community with a special treat before halloween. Brooklyn’s Finest, A Walk Through History, a walking tour of notable African-Americans buried at the Cypress Hills Cemetery. Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to enter Major League Baseball. Arturo Schomburg, collector of African-American history and cultural artifacts. Nella Larsen, noted writer from the Harlem Renaissance. Ethel Cuff Black, one of the 22 founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. James McCune Smith, first African-American to earn a medical degree are among the dozens of famous people of color buried in Cypress Hills. Buses were provided to take the participants from Macon Street Library to and from the cemetery. The tour also included a reception at the library with light refreshments served to engage in conversation about the day’s event. Several other organizations participated in the event among them Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Brooklyn Public Library, and We Make Us Better. The brothers of Alpha Upsilon who organized and participated in this event were Bro. Glenn Chapman (AU 05), Bro. Robert Cornegay (AU 07), Bro. Ray Nixon (KN 86) and Bro. Charles L. Hayden (Tau Psi 71). This was the second year for this event and the brothers look forward to it become bigger and better in the coming years.
Black Cemetery African American Heros Tour Photos