James Fleming

Dr. G. James Fleming was born in Christiansted, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. on February 15, 1904.  He came to the mainland in 1920 
to study at the Academy at Hampton University.  He earned a B.A. in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin in 1931, a M.A. in Economics in 1944 and a PhD in Political Science in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania.  He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He was initiated into the Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi in 1935.
From 1941-1945 he was a field investigator for the FEPC.  He was instrumental in hiring the first Black trolley car driver in Philadelphia.  When a strike ensued, he influenced President Roosevelt to order a resumption of service.
During World War II he was appointed Regional Director of the FEPC.  for the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Dr. Fleming became the second permanent editor of the Kappa Alpha Psi Journal from 1938-1948.  He began his teaching career at Morgan State in 1954 and retired 20 years later. During his tenure at Morgan, he started Morgan’s Institute for Political Education and served as its director until 1966.
Fleming was a wearer of the Laurel Wreath; the most prestigious award given to a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.  He was a professor Emeritus of Political Science at Morgan State University and former chairman of the Morgan State University Board of Regents. He was a featured speaker at Grand Chapter meetings and the second editor of the
Kappa Journal.  He also had been a visiting professor at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.