We had no clue these famous men were members of Phi Beta Sigma

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A tip of the cap is in order to the members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity as the long-standing fraternal organization celebrates its annual Founders Day. Established over a century ago on Jan. 9, 1914, at Howard University, the founding brothers made it a point to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship and service.

Fast-forward to 105 years later, and those ideals are still going strong with a membership exceeding 290,000 worldwide. While all members are created equal, there are a few familiar faces on the fraternity’s roll worth mentioning. Here are some of the notable members of Phi Beta Sigma that caught our eye.


Jerry Rice

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Malik Yoba

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President Bill Clinton

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Terrence Howard

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George Washington Carver

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Blair Underwood

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Harry Belafonte

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Bootsy Collins

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Al Roker

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Emmit Smith

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DeWayne Rogers
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