The brothers of the Topeka Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity celebrated the chapter’s 90th Anniversary with a dinner on Sat., Nov. 6 at the Ramada Inn. The chapter was founded in 1925 as an outgrowth of members graduating from Washburn University Rho Chapter. The founding officers were Roy Van Dyne, J.A. Bailey, Dr. Stacy Flournoy. Through the chapter’s 90-year history, the members have built a legacy of achievement that has advanced education, quality of life, civil and human rights throughout the United States and particularly in Kansas.
Some of the chapter’s distinguished members include: The Scotts – father Elisha, and his sons Charles and John. All three were attorneys who fought for the civil rights of people of color, including partnering with Thurgood Marshall in the Brown Vs Topeka BOE case.
Distinguished Kappas from across the region attended the celebration. Brother Steve Dean served as the Master of Ceremony, Brother Kevin Burnett gave a Powerpoint presentation on the history of the chapter and Eliehue Brunson, the chapter’s current Polemarch, closed out the evening with remarks.