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This is Alpha Chapter #6 - 8/29/11

  Bro. Walter Mazyck, Alpha 1916

(taken from the 1922 Initium, Howard University's Yearbook; this was his law school graduation picture/insertion)

Arguably, one of the most important Omega Men our first 25 year history. Bro. Mazyck was initiated into Omega through Alpha Chapter in 1913. In the Spring of 1917, he join other Alpha Chapter Bros including Frank Coleman and Linwood Koger enlisting in the Army and stationed with the 368th Infantry at Camp Meade, MD in the Officers Reserve Corp as a 1st Lieutenant. After WWI, Bro. Mazyck worked as a clerk at the Navy Department while studying law at Howard at night and earning his J.D. from Howard in 1922 as a magna cum laude graduate and top of his class. After law school, he was promoted at the Navy Department and at the December 1924 Washington, DC Conclave, was elected Grand Keeper of Records & Seal and served in that position until his untimely death from a sudden illness in 1933 at the young age of 38. While Grand KRS, Bro. Mayzck established a law practice with two other Alpha Chapter Bros, Campbell Johnson and John Love in DC. In 1932, he published a book entitled "George Washington and the Negro." and in 1933 was working on two other books, "The Life of Col. Charles Young" and "Abraham Lincoln and the Negro" before his sudden death. His contributions to Omega are numerous, but most notably was an expose he wrote for the Oracle in March 1925 called Members versus Men and a series of six articles in the Oracle between 1928-29 chrolicling the History of Omega Psi Phi. Below is the article featuring Members versus Men.  So profound was his work that Bro. Herman Dreer dedicated the first history book to him and profiled him on several pages of the book.



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