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Where did the term Divine Nine originate?

There are nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. These organizations are referred to as The Divine Nine. Each of these fraternities and sororities is rich in history. Ties to one or more of these organizations may be found in many college-educated Black families in the United States. The stated purpose and mission of the organization: Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations. Neither the NPHC, nor its member national or chapter organizations discriminate on the basis of race or religion.
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