Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin and Undersheriff Mark Pietras participate in MLK march in Grand Rapids

Sgt. Lino Johnson, an Alpha Phi Alpha member, organized march

LAKE COUNTY — Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin and Undersheriff Mark Pietras had the honor of marching with Sgt. Lino Johnson, who is an alumni member and officer of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the organizer of the MLK March in Grand Rapids on Monday. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded on December 4, 1906™ at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country.

King became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha’s Sigma Chapter on June 2, 1952, while he was a doctoral student at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. When he moved to Montgomery, Alabama, he joined the Alpha Upsilon Chapter.