| Herman Mason|
Herman "Skip" Mason was born on July 14, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia. He would attend Therrell High School before enrolling at Morris Brown College in 1982. In 1989, he received his MS in library and information science from Clark Atlanta University. He would later study at the Phillips School of Theology in Atlanta. Mason has authored a number of books including Going Against the Wind: A History of African Americans in Atlanta, Black Atlanta in the Roaring Twenties, African-American Life in Jacksonville, Florida, The History of Black Entertainment in Atlanta, and African-American Life in DeKalb County, 1823-1970 (Images of America: Georgia).
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Mason joined the Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1982 and became president of the chapter. He graduated from college in 1984, and joined the Eta Lambda alumni chapter. Mason became the first national archivist for Alpha Phi Alpha and was key in transferring the archives to Moorland Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. In 2008, Mason became the 33rd President Alpha Phi Alpha.
Mason was subsequently accused of mismanagement of fraternity funds, including paying for his mortgage and children's private school tuitions. He was removed from his position as President of the fraternity, but sued the fraternity in order to get his position back. He was additionally suspended from Alpha Phi Alpha. Mason claimed he just wanted to finish out his term as President.