Bro. H. Carl Moultrie I
The son of the late Reverend William Edward and Mrs. Anne Moultrie, Carl was reared and received his preparatory education in Charleston, South Carolina, graduating from Avery Institute. He also received an A.B. Degree from Lincoln University, Chester, Pennsylvania and Aa Master of Arts Degree from New York University.
After graduating from Lincoln University in 1935 and the Lincoln Theological Seminary in 1938, he began his professional career in Wilmington, North Carolina as a columnist for the Wilmington Journal newspaper and as Executive Director of the Wilmington Community Boy’s Club. Brother Moultrie later served as Probation Truant Officer and the Manager of the Hillcrest Public Housing Development. In 1949, he was elected the National Executive Secretary of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Brother Moultrie received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgetown University School of Law and thereafter became associated with the prestigious Washington law firm of Cobb, Howard, Hays and Windsor. In 1972, former President Richard M. Nixon named Brother Moultrie to a judgeship with Superior Court, Washington, District of Columbia.
To most Omega men back in 1949, the idea of establishing a national office to serve the fraternity with full time Executive Secretary and support staff was “wild speculation” and, to say the least, “an experiment,” but the had confidence in the man who would shoulder this new and challenging responsibility. The man? Brother H. Carl Moultrie, known as “Mr. Omega” by Brothers for he knew more Omega men than any other man on earth and was known by more Omega men than nay other Brother alive. An executive of the highest caliber and an individual who knew how to bring out the best in others, he did indeed successfully lead the organization into its first office.
Brother Moultrie’s numerous memberships included the NAACP Legal Redress Committee; Chairman of the Washington Bar Association, Civil Rights Division; a member of the Steering Committee of Citizens of Public Welfare Crisis; and a member of the Washington OIC Board of Directors.
Among the many honors bestowed upon Brother Moultrie are the following: Distinguished Service Award, 7th District, Biloxi, Mississippi; Sigma Omega Award of Excellence, Chicago Illinois; Distinguished and Outstanding Service Award, Raleigh, North Carolina; Meritorious Service Award, Los Angeles, California; Meritorious Service Award, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama; Urban League Service Award, Washington, District of Columbia; Outstanding Service Award, Freedom Fun Committee-NAACP; Resourcefulness and Civic Leadership Award-NAACP; the Civil Right and Dedication Award, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc,; Senior Citizen of the Year Award, District of Columbia Federation of Civic Association; and the Meritorious Service Award, Nu Omega Chapter, Detroit, Michigan.
He was married to the former Sara-Ellyn Avant of Wilmington, North Carolina and was the father of one son, H. Carl Moultrie, II. Having lived a full and rewarding life of service to his fraternity and mankind, Brother Moultrie entered Omega Chapter on April 9, 1986.