Beta Mu Omega Chapter,
the dream of thirteen graduate members of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., residing in Fort Worth,
Texas, was chartered on May 2, 1936 at the home of Ethel Brackeen Long. M. Butler Taylor, the 2nd South Central Regional Director, presided and was assisted by Soror Bedford of Houston, Texas.
its inception, Beta Mu Omega has provided numerous
humanitarian services, volunteer hours and financial
contributions for the betterment of the Fort
Worth community and the lives of its citizens.
Projects have included Red Cross Donations, Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita donations, health screenings,
The Children's Theater, McDonald Branch YMCA,
Women's Haven, Ronald McDonald House, the United
Negro College Fund, Poly Day Care, Mayfest, NAACP,
ACT-SO and seniors' centers.
For over 30 years,
the High School Seniors' Recognition Program
has provided college bound senior students with
scholarships and cash awards totaling more than
Download Full Chapter History
Mu Omega hosted three Regional Conferences (1944,
1963, and 1986). The 1963 conference
was a joint effort with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Lambda chapter. The conference theme was "Changing
with the Changing Times: Moving Forward with
our Youth” and was presided over by Odalie
The first four Life Members of Beta Mu Omega
were Adlee Benton Trezevant, Rose Meggs Harris,
Lee Prince Denson, and Hazel Harvey Peace.
These avant garde women obtained their Life
in 1966 for $100.00.
Adlee Benton Trezevant,
Mary F. Blanche, Ethel Brackeen Long, Ethelyn Burnett,
Lois Carr Wooten, Hazel Harvey Peace, Alvin Logan,
Margaret Mayfield Rivers, Rose Meggs Harris, Lady
George Munchus Forde, Marguerite Pennybacker Anderson,
Edna Sneed Busby, and Helen Wallis Hannah.
Davis - Served
the South Central Region from 1974-1978
as the 14th Regional Director. Thirteen
chapters were chartered during her administration.
She also served as the president of the
Texas Coalition of Black Democrats,
which played a major role in organizing
minority support for Gov. Mark White's
upset victory over Bill Clements
in 1982. Davis ranked #2 in
the party hierarchy in Texas, as vice chairwoman
of the State Democratic Executive
In 1983 she was named to the Texas
Board of Corrections, the governing
body for the state prison system.
Bell - First
tenured faculty member at Texas Christian
University. She has an
education scholarship named in her honor
at this university.
First president of Beta Mu Omega, taught "Negro
pilot project between 1933 and 1941 in
the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Rose Harris -
Wrote a book entitled A Rose in the Garden
which was about her life
and her family history.
Allene Jones -
One of the first two African Americans
to graduate from St. Joseph Hospital's
registered nursing program. In 1962, she
became the first black undergraduate at
Texas Christian University and six years
their first African American teacher where
she served until retirement in 1990. The
Renaissance Cultural Center and the Metroplex
Black Chamber of Commerce of Fort Worth
honored her as a 2006 Dr. Marion J. Brooks
Peace - Was chosen to carry
the Olympic torch through Fort Worth. She
been honored by the I.M. Terrell Alumni
Association and the mayor of Fort Worth.
She is the first
black woman to have a professorship named
after her at a Texas public institution
(University of North Texas - children's
She also has a wing at the Fort Worth downtown
library named in her honor.
Adlee Trezevant - Greater St. James Missionary
Baptist Church in Fort Worth honored her
by naming their Christmas Carol and Candlelighting
Vesper Hour after her.
Eleanor Wesley -
First black teacher to integrate a white
in Fort Worth
DeGraffenreid Scott -
Served as the first South Central Representative
to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational
Advancement Foundation (EAF).
She also served as the South Central
Regional Representative to the Constitution
Committee and as
the third Northeast Cluster Coordinator.
currently serveing on the Regional Heritage
Currently serves on the South Central Regional
Hazel Gee -
Served on the South Central Regional Nominating