Profiles of who we are:
This is Alpha Chapter #10 - 9/20/11
Bro. R. McCants Andrews, Alpha 1915
(taken from the 1915 NIKH, Howard University's Yearbook & UNC's Documenting the American South)
This is for the S.C. Bruhs (I.G., Geech, Sipio, Dewey and all the other Palmetto State Bruhs)
Robert McCants Andrews (c. 1891-1932) was born in South Carolina to Amos J. Andrews and Emma A. McCants. Andrews graduated from Howard University in 1915 and attended Harvard Law School until 1919. He was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1921 and practiced in Durham, probably as an attorney for the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Not much is known about Andrews' youth or education, but while in Durham he was an advocate for civil rights, joining several other black leaders from Durham in a push to register African Americans to vote. In 1932, at age 41, Andrews died of peritonitis at Lincoln Hospital in Durham. He was buried in Sumter, South Carolina.