For Immediate Release
January 17, 2022
The National PanHellenic Council Inc., Charlotte Chapter would like to formally recognize the life and accomplishments of the Late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day of 2022.
Charlotte, NC— January 17, 2022 — The National PanHellenic Council Inc. - Charlotte Chapter recognizes and expresses gratitude to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his contributions and sacrifices in the fight for Civil Rights. Dr. King, a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was the leader of the civil rights movement and a 1964 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Calling for peaceful means of solving the widespread and aggressive inequality in the United States, Dr King is remembered for the political statements and challenges to social injustice made using civil disobedience as well as countless boycotts and marches he led in his lifetime. Most notably the March on Washington, held in Washington, DC in 1963 with more than 200,000 attendees.
Years after the assassination of Dr. King, the United States Congress selected the 3rd Monday of every January as Dr. Martin Luther King Day, a federally recognized holiday, dedicated to service in honor of the life and legacy of it’s namesake. The Charlotte chapter calls on the community to utilize the day off as a day to give back and make a ripple of change within the Charlotte Metro Area. Even the most progressive of cities have areas where attention, love, and a helping hand will go a long way!
The National PanHellenic Council Inc. - Charlotte Chapter would like to express extreme gratitude to the Late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the lasting influence of his work as well as those that operate in reverence of that legacy.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded on May 10, 1930 at Howard University in Washington, DC. The chartering organizations were: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., joined the council, followed by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 1937. The NPHC incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. joined the NPHC as its ninth (9th) affiliate member in 1997.