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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Holding Gala in D.C.



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    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is holding its centennial celebration in Washington, D.C.

    Thursday marks 100 years since Phi Beta Sigma was founded at Howard University in Washington.

    The fraternity is holding a gala celebration at a hotel in Washington on Saturday. Actor Harry Belafonte will be the keynote speaker, and the gala will also include a videotaped message from former President Bill Clinton.

    The evening's honorees will include Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a Democrat, and civil rights activist Al Sharpton.

    Founded by three students on Jan. 9, 1914, the fraternity exemplifies "the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service," according to the organization's website.