Did you know that African American army Major General Charles A. Hines was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha? Charles pledged the Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Charles Hines was born in Washington, D.C., on September 4th, 1935. He enlisted in the army from high school and finished his active service commitment in 1954 as a sergeant. On February 19th he enrolled at Howard University where he graduated with a B.S degree in Physical Education before being commissioned as an Army officer and attaining the rank of major general by 1966.
In 1984, Hines earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University. In 1970, he received an M.S degree in police science from Michigan State University with a specialization in African-American law enforcement issues.