Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s third oldest Alumni Chapter in Texas, Beta Tau Lambda was chartered in Fort Worth on December 4, 1940 by Frank G. Adams, William Brackeen, Dr. Jesse Burnett, Henry Denson, Clarence W. Flint, Jr., Leonard James, Ollice Malloy, Charles Maxwell, Joe Pinkard, Dr. Riley Ransom, Jr. and Felix Thurmond. These men came from various backgrounds and colleges but had one thing in common, their commitment to the ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Many prominent men have been initiated and active with Beta Tau Lambda they include Civil Rights Activists, Presidential Cabinet Members, State Representatives, Mayors, City Councilmen and Local Heroes. The top five professions represented by members (past & present) are Education,Medicine, Religion, Government and Business. Other professions include Law, Engineering, Real Estate, Public Administration, Service, Arts, Banking, Science, Technology and Construction.