Old heads.

The earliest family members to pledge the Divine Nine:

Joseph H. Ward — Kappa Alpha Psi (Kappa Alpha Nu), graduate chapter, Indianapolis, 1913.

Oscar Randall — Alpha Phi Alpha, Tau chapter, University of Illinois, circa 1919.

Arnetta Randall — Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha chapter, Howard University, circa 1923.

Charles C. Coley — Kappa Alpha Psi, Beta chapter, Howard University, circa 1928.

William N. Hagans — Omega Psi Phi, Alpha chapter, Howard University, Spring 1930.

Mable Williams — Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha chapter, Howard University, circa 1931.

Irvin L. McCaine — Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta chapter, Howard University, circa 1932.

J. Thomas Aldridge — Phi Beta Sigma.

Newspaper Articles, Paternal Kin

Kappa legacy.

Pittsburgh Courier 2 24 1934

Dr Joseph H Ward 1

Col. Joseph H. Ward, M.D.

In recognition of the 102nd anniversary of the founding of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, a 1934 Pittsburgh Courier article reporting a Kappa event at Tuskegee Institute. Dr. Joseph H. Ward, son of Napoleon Hagans and Mittie Ward, was director of the Veterans Hospital at Tuskegee at the time.


Photo courtesy of W.M. Moseley, copy in collection of Lisa Y. Henderson.