Today we launch a new series: Knights Sound Off, and we do so in hopes of lifting the voices of our brothers, the Honorable Knights of Omega Delta Phi in regards to current events, fraternal news, as well as other on-goings. In celebration of Black History Month, we asked our brothers who they believed to be an influential Black leader in history and why.

In commemoration of Black History Month and recognizing the vital importance of remembering and honoring the Black experience in our country’s history; we pay tribute to that history within our brotherhood and in our communities. We took to the network of Honorable Knights to share with us their thoughts on the Most Influential and Beloved Black Leaders in History.

Oscar Carreon
Xi Chapter, University of Oklahoma
Spring 2018

“I personally admire Former President Barack Obama for making history by becoming the first African American to become President of the United States. Not only did he raise the standards of leadership but he empowered millions of children who dreamed of becoming leaders but couldn’t do so because of the color of their skin. Thanks to him, any child, knows it to be possible that they can achieve anything: even become president of our nation, an idea that wouldn’t even be possible 50 years ago”

Carlos Gonzales