3 of the original founders "Jewels" of Alpha Phi Alpha at the 1927 General Convention in Chicago, IL Left to Right: Jewel Brother George Biddle Kelley, Jewel Brother Nathaniel Allison Murray and Jewel Brother Henry Arthur Callis
"The story of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha is a 'love-knot' story rooted in a personal relationship between Ethel Hedgeman and George Lyle," sweethearts in high school and college, who were married on June My pinky is in this!
Eugene Kinkle Jones was one of the seven founders or Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Executive Director of the National Urban League during its early formative period. Jones was born in 1885 in Richmond, Virginia. His father, Joseph was a former slave but his mother, Rosa was born free. Eugene Kinkle Jones died at his home in Queens, New York in 1954.