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Grand Basileus Tony Knox
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Message from Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Giving Honor to God, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Dr. Martin Luther King, JrAs we come to this day of Celebration, I pray that every Omega man and his family are in the best of God's loving and gracious care. As the world pauses to honor the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I pray that we will also collectively remember why this is a tremendous day of Celebration. Dr. King was the ultimate believer beyond his dreams that love would always overcome and shatter hate! In eloquence, he lifted his voice to tell the world that we were all God's children and courageously, he lived his life showing us that we should compassionately care for the least of mankind. A champion drum major for justice and civil rights, he worked tirelessly to ensure that there would be equality and justice for all.

His gave the ultimate sacrifice for what he believed in, having made many speeches and sermons throughout the land with a special message. One of the most powerful quotes that he stated is timely, even now. He said, "The time is always right to do what is right. We must be prepared and adjust our attitudes, and responses to the demands of the situation." He also stated that, "An injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere." Another quote to consider is that, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." We must never become silent about things that affect our communities.

My brothers, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream of a powerful and equal nation; the tenets of that dream are currently being threatened! We must keep the merits of his dream alive by being even more determined to make a difference in the lives of our people and caring for the least of us. We must adjust our attitudes and boldly meet the demands of the situations that we are faced with deliberately and strategically forward impacting humanity with the greatness that he instructed and desired for this nation. We must never stop speaking about things that matter in our communities, lifting beneficial resolution swiftly and progressively to action. The mantle of justice continues and Omega will remain on the forefront of leadership and engaging impact as we have for more than a century!

Brothers on this day show family friends and community that we believe that love trumps hate and that we will keep the dream alive! We can because we are one and working together there is nothing that we can't achieve! I love you all and always remember, WE ARE ONE!

Fraternally,

Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr.
40th Grand Basileus
Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.

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