In 1910, the founders of today’s Bachelor-Benedict Club organized a fellowship to promote an atmosphere of social awareness among the black citizens of the Washington, D.C. area by bringing together men from different backgrounds into brotherhood without regard to income, education or standing in the community. Since its inception the Club’s roster has included the names of hundreds of African American men, many of whom are recognizable both locally and nationally. There have been politicians, judges, local and federal government officials, university and college presidents, heads of national fraternal organizations, educators, professional men, government employees, independent businessmen and other distinguished men from varied walks of life.