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Welcome to the Kappa Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated home of The Mighty Third District D.C. Ques. Kappa Psi was charted on the campus of Howard University in Thirkield Hall on November 19, 1926 by Bro. Dr. William Montague Cobb. We strive with the highest enthusiasm and commitment to uphold our Four Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. Kappa Psi continues to serve the community of the District of Columbia as we are committed to continue to bring important community service projects in the District of Columbia.
About Dr. William Montague Cobb
William Montague Cobb was born into a segregated black community in Washington, D.C., on October 12, 1904. His mother, Alexzine E. Montague Cobb, was from an old Massachusetts family of black and Native American heritage. His father, William Elmer Cobb, had moved to Washington, D.C. from Selma, Alabama, in 1899 to work for the Government Printing Office. Even before he could read, Cobb was fascinated with the human racial types depicted in one of his grandfather's books. But by the time he entered racially-segregated Patterson Elementary School, Cobb had learned that human variation, rather than something to celebrate, was used to oppress people. He attended Dunbar High School where many of the teachers had advanced degrees, since few colleges at the time would hire black instructors. Cobb studied violin and he taught himself boxing to deal with neighborhood conflicts. Impressed by the good works and social status of physicians, he decided to become a medical doctor.
Graduating from Dunbar in 1921, Cobb entered Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he received an education in languages, literature, philosophy, history, and the arts, as well as in the sciences. He also was a championship cross-country runner and boxer. Cobb was initiated into Alpha Psi Chapter in 1922. At graduation