List of Omega Psi Phi Grand Conclaves

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Omega Psi Phi Grand Conclaves. Grand Conclaves were originally held annually. At some point in the 1950s or 1960s, the Grand Conclaves were changed to being held every 18 months. After the 75th Grand Conclave in 1986, Grand Conclaves were changed to every two years.

Number Location Dates[a][d] Additional Information Refs
1st Washington, D.C. 1912 [1][2]
2nd Washington, D.C 1913 [2]
3rd Washington, D.C. 1914 [2]
4th Oxford, Pennsylvania 1915 [2]
5th Washington, D.C. 1916 [2]
6th Oxford, Pennsylvania 1917 [2]
7th Washington, D.C. 1918 [2]
8th Boston, Massachusetts 1919 [2][3]
9th Nashville, Tennessee 1920 [2][4][5][6]
10th Atlanta, Georgia(Morehouse College, Atlanta University, Clark Atlanta University, Gammon Theological Seminary) December 27, 1921December 31, 1921 [2][4][7]
11th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1922 [2][8]
12th St. Louis, Missouri December 1923 (Christmas week) [2][9][10]
13th Washington, D.C. 1924 [2][6][11]
14th Tuskegee, Alabama 1925 [2][6]
15th Chicago, Illinois 1926 Hosted by Ι and ΣΩ [2][12]
16th Community House of St. Mark's M. E. Church, New York City, New York December 1927 Hosted by Ε, ΞΦ, and ΥΦ [2][13]
17th Indianapolis, Indiana 1928 [2]
18th Baltimore, Maryland 1929 [2]
19th Detroit, Michigan 1931 [2]
20th Richmond, Virginia 1932 [2]
21st Durham, North Carolina 1933 [2]
22nd St. Louis, Missouri 1934 [2][9]
23rd Atlanta, Georgia December 27, 1935December 30, 1935 [2][14]
24th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1936 [2]
25th Cleveland, Ohio 1937 [2][8]
26th Chicago, Illinois 1938 Hosted by Ι and ΣΩ [2][12]
27th Little Theatre of the Harlem Branch of the YMCA, New York City, New York December 27, 1939December 30, 1939 Hosted by Ε and others [2][13]
28th Nashville, Tennessee 1940 [2][4]
29th Indianapolis, Indiana 1941 [2]
30th Little Rock, Arkansas 1944 [2][15]
31st Washington, D.C. 1945 Hosted by ΑΩ [1][2][9]
32nd Fort Worth, Texas 1946 [2][8]
33rd Detroit, Michigan December 27, 1947December 30, 1947 [2][16][17]
34th Columbus, Ohio December 27, 1948December 30, 1948 [2][18][19]
35th Chicago, Illinois December 28, 1949December 30, 1949 Guests include Etta Moten Barnett and William L Dawson [2][12][20]
36th Boston, Massachusetts 1950 [2]
37th Lord Calvert Hotel, Miami, Florida December 27, 1951December 30, 1951 Hosted by ΣΑ Guests included Benjamin Mays Theme: Securing World Peace by Strengthening Democracy [21][22] [23][24]
38th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1952 [2]
39th Cincinnati, Ohio December 27, 1953December 30, 1953 Hosted by ΒΙ and ΙΕ chapters Theme: "Rights and Responsibilities of an Integrated Democracy" [2][25][26][27]
40th Atlanta, Georgia December 27, 1954December 30, 1954 Guests include Benjamin Mays and Rufus Clement [2][28]
41st Los Angeles, California August 18, 1955August 23, 1955 Hosted by Λ and ΛΟ Theme: "Desegregation – a Way Station; Integration – Our Destination" [2][4][29][30]
42nd Baltimore, Maryland (Morgan State College) December 27, 1956December 30, 1956 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at this Conclave. Theme: "Wanted – Techniques for Strengthening and Furthering our Democratic Heritage" [31][32][33]
43rd[b] St. Louis, Missouri (Kiel Auditorium) December 27, 1957December 30, 1957 [2][9][34]
44th Cleveland, Ohio December 27, 1958December 30, 1958 Speakers included Wiley A Branton [2][35][36][37]
45th Hotel New Yorker, New York City, New York December 27, 1959December 30, 1959 Speakers include Massachusetts Asst. Atty. Gen. Herbert E. Tucker [2][13][38][39]
46th San Antonio, Texas December 27, 1960December 30, 1960 [40][2][41]
47th Washington, D.C. August 13, 1961August 18, 1961 Golden Anniversary - Hosted by Α, ΑΩ, and ΚΨ
Speakers included Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Federal Housing administrator Dr. Robert C. Weaver
[1][2][4][42][43]
48th Indianapolis, Indiana 1962 Speakers included Indiana Governor Matthew E. Welsh [2][44]
49th Denver, Colorado August 1964 [9][45]
50th Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, Michigan December 27, 1965December 30, 1965 [42][46]
51st Boston, Massachusetts August 13, 1967 [47]
52nd[b] Charlotte, North Carolina 1968 [48]
Atlanta, Georgia 1969 Constitutional Convention [4][48]
53rd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Hilton) August 1, 1970August 6, 1970 [4][48][49]
54th Houston, Texas December 1971 [50][51]
55th St. Louis, Missouri July 31, 1973August 5, 1973 [42]
56th Phoenix, Arizona December 1974 [50][52]
57th Atlanta, Georgia August 15, 1976August 21, 1976 [4][53][54]
58th[b] New Orleans, Louisiana 1977 [22]
59th Denver, Colorado August 5, 1979August 11, 1979 Theme: "Omega focuses on Family: The Keystone of our Society" [4][55][56]
60th San Francisco Hilton and Tower, San Francisco, California December 26, 1980December 31, 1980 Guests include Ernest Green, Benjamin Hooks, and Jesse Jackson Theme: "The Decade is the 80's, but Black Problems are the Same: What Now?" [42][57][58]
61st Fontainebleau-Hilton Hotel, Miami, Florida August 7, 1982August 14, 1982 Hosted by ΣΑ Guests include Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Vernon Jordan, H. Carl Moultrie, Calvin S. Morris, Oscar Adams, and William Jason [22][58][59]
62nd Kansas City, Missouri 1983 [9] [58]
63rd Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky December 26, 1984December 30, 1984 [4][60]
64th[b] Washington, D.C. July 25, 1986August 1, 1986 75th anniversary Grand Conclave - Hosted by ΑΩ and others Guests include Douglas Wilder, Earl Graves, Walter Fauntroy, Jesse Jackson, Benjamin Hooks, James Ursy, Randall Robinson [1][4]
65th Dallas, TexasHampton univ wins step show..GE chpt July 23, 1988July 29, 1988 [42]
66th Detroit, Michigan 1990 [4]
67th Atlanta, Georgia 1992 [4]
68th Cleveland, Ohio July 22, 1994July 29, 1994 [4][61][62]
69th Los Angeles, California 1996 (Summer) [63][64]
70th Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana July 10, 1998July 16, 1998 [4][65][66]
71st Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana July 22, 2000July 27, 2000 [67][68][69][70]
72nd Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 1st time Grad chpt wins step competition July 10, 2002July 17, 2002 Theme: "Empowering Minorities: Economically and Socially" [8][67][71][72][73]
73rd Adam's Mark Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri July 19, 2004July 29, 2004 [61][42][74]
74th Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Jul 20, 2006Jul 23, 2006 [75]
75th Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Jul 13, 2008Jul 17, 2008 [76]
76th Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina July 22, 2010July 30, 2010 Hosted by the ΙΙ and Sixth District. [77][78]
77th Washington, D.C. July 27, 2011July 31, 2011 Hosted by ΑΩ and others. The Centennial Celebration to mark 100 years. [1][79]
78th Minneapolis, MN July 5, 2012July 12, 2012 Planned - Hosted by ΕΡ and Ξ [80]
79th Philadelphia, PA July 10, 2014July 16, 2014 Hosted by Mu Omega [81]
80th Las Vegas, NV July 21, 2016July 28, 2016 [82]

a. ^ Preferably does not include scheduled Pre-Convention and Post-Convention activities
b. ^ Conclave Number interpolated
c. ^ Conclave Year (and Season) interpolated
d. ^ No conventions in 1930, 1942, and 1943 [2]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the men who made its history; a concise history; the official history of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, inc., 1911-1961, by Robert L. Gill. pp 83-84
  3. ^ For Race and Country p 144-145
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Omega History
  5. ^ National Achievement Week in Retrospect
  6. ^ a b c Profile of Carter G Woodson
  7. ^ The Atlanta Independent - Jan 19, 1922
  8. ^ a b c d 9th District History
  9. ^ a b c d e f Omega History
  10. ^ Born to Rebel: An Autobiography By Benjamin Elijah Mays p 93
  11. ^ Memorial Day
  12. ^ a b c Iota chapter History
  13. ^ a b c Epsilon History
  14. ^ University System of Georgia Jessie Thelma Beasley Archer Collection
  15. ^ The Oracle June 1945
  16. ^ History of Mighty KE chapter
  17. ^ The Afro American - Dec 13, 1947
  18. ^ Journal of Human Relations v12 1964 Page 70
  19. ^ The Afro American - Feb 19, 1949
  20. ^ Washington Afro-American - Dec 27, 1949
  21. ^ Jet January 3 1952 p 24
  22. ^ a b c Sigma Alpha Ques About Us
  23. ^ Washington Afro-American - Jan 1, 1952
  24. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Dec 15, 1951
  25. ^ Beta Iota chapter history
  26. ^ The Crisis Feb 1954 p 103
  27. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Jan 5, 1954
  28. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Dec 7, 1954
  29. ^ Omicron Chi chapter history
  30. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Aug 30, 1955
  31. ^ Life membership application
  32. ^ Parting the waters: America in the King years, 1954-63 By Taylor Branch p 207
  33. ^ The Washington Afro-American January 5, 1957
  34. ^ The Crisis Feb 1958 p 121
  35. ^ Jet January 1959 p 40
  36. ^ The Crisis Feb 1959 p 114
  37. ^ The Rock Hill Herald - Jan 1, 1959
  38. ^ Jet Jan 14, 1960 p 5
  39. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Dec 29, 1959
  40. ^ The Quarterly Review of Higher Education Among Negroes (?) 1963 p 33
  41. ^ Daytona Beach Morning Journal - Dec 24, 1960
  42. ^ a b c d e f Lincoln U Omega Psi Phi Collection
  43. ^ Ebony Dec 1961 p 37
  44. ^ The Crisis Feb 1963 p 117
  45. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Aug 18, 1964
  46. ^ Jet Jan 20, 1966 p 38
  47. ^ Housing and Planning References
  48. ^ a b c Gamma Gamma chapter history
  49. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jul 3, 1970
  50. ^ a b Omega Life Membership Foundation Oracle
  51. ^ Texas Cactus Yearbook 1972 page 248
  52. ^ Capital City Ques History
  53. ^ University System of Georgia Samuel Howard Archer Collection
  54. ^ The Virgin Islands Daily News - Nov 2, 1976
  55. ^ History of Kappa Alpha Alpha chapter
  56. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Aug 7, 1979
  57. ^ Psi Alpha Alpha chapter history
  58. ^ a b c The Afro American - Jan 17, 1981
  59. ^ Ocala Star-Banner - Sep 12, 1982
  60. ^ Jet January 1985 page 30
  61. ^ a b Kappa Gamma Gamma Omega Man spotlight Lee Roy Best
  62. ^ Baltimore Afro-American - Jul 16, 1994
  63. ^ African American Fraternities and Sororities page 321
  64. ^ New York Folklore Society: Voices Fall-Winter 2004 "Burning Messages" by Sandra Mizomoto Posey
  65. ^ Eta Nu chapter - About Us
  66. ^ Ebony Jul 1998 p 24
  67. ^ a b Omega Go Sale list
  68. ^ University of Memphis Ques Conclave 2000
  69. ^ Indianapolis Recorder "Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to hosting convention" Author: Roundtree, Kristin
  70. ^ Ebony Jul 2000 p 16
  71. ^ Omicron Nu chapter history
  72. ^ Delta Kappa Review Issue 3: September 2002
  73. ^ Ebony Jul 2002 p 30
  74. ^ Ebony Jul 2004 p 36
  75. ^ Goliath information
  76. ^ Tentative 75th Grand Conclave Program
  77. ^ Iota Iota
  78. ^ Triangle Tribune, October 4, 2009 p 6
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  82. ^ Omega Psi Phi fraternity brings weeklong conference back to Philly