Alpha Rho Brother Moses Clinton Few (Fall 1945) Enters Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha
By APCAA Staff
Moses Clinton Few, son of the late William Few and Mamie Few Haygood, was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 13, 1927. On Sunday, January 16, 2022, he heard the calm voice of his heavenly Father saying take your rest and come with me. Big Head, as he was affectionately called, was the eighth of twelve children. He was the great grandson of the late Bishop William Henry Heard of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, who served as the United States Ambassador to Liberia, West Africa.
Moses went on to graduate from Booker T. Washington High School in 1945 and at age fifteen was accepted on early admissions to Morehouse College. During his time at Morehouse he was initiated into the Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Fall 1945. He graduated from Morehouse in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. After serving his country in the United States Army, he continued his education at Atlanta University where he received a Master of Arts in Education. Moses actively supported the Booker T. Washington Class of 1945 and the Morehouse College Alumni Association. He was elated to receive his 75th year pin from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. during his 90th birthday celebration.
He began his professional teaching career in South Georgia and shortly thereafter moved to the Atlanta Public School System (APS). He retired after a long and dedicated career with APS as a Business Education Teacher. Also, he served as the President of the Atlanta Teachers Credit Union about which he touted its value to the community.
Moses received two of the highest honors awarded by the City of Atlanta based on merit and outstanding citizenship. He was recognized by the Mayor and City Council with a Proclamation proclaiming “Moses Few Day.” In addition, he was recognized by the Mayor with the “Phoenix Award“, which is the preeminent honor the City of Atlanta can bestow upon an individual. Moses was chosen because of his ardent commitment, his faith-based service and his desire to ensure there were options available for the Urban Community Association with financial literacy during his years as Chairman of Atlanta Teachers Credit Union. Moreover, he was awarded “Man of the Year” by his beloved New Hope A.M.E. Church as well as numerous other awards for his services to the community.