Brother Edward W. Brooke III [Beta, ‘37], former Massachusetts senator (1967-1979) and author of Bridging the Divide: My Life, has transitioned into Omega Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha’s chapter of sweet rest.
Born October 26, 1919, Brother Brooke graduated from Howard University in 1941 and Boston University Law School in 1948. He also served in WWII as a captain in the U.S. Army. The first African American to be elected to the Senate by popular vote in 1966, Brother Brooke solidified his place in American history by becoming a champion of school integration and fighting against two Supreme Court nominees who had a history of opposition to civil rights causes. In recognition of his service on behalf of a grateful country, Brother Brooke was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 23, 2004 and then the Congressional Gold Medal on July 1, 2008.
Arrangements are pending.
Please pray for the family of Brother Edward W. Brooke III. It is because of brothers like him advocating for our communities that we are in fact the College of Friendship, the University of Brotherly Love and the School for the Better Making of Men.