Dynamic author, Al B. Quarles II takes us on an extremely realistic journey and illuminates the reason that pledging an African American college fraternity in the 1980's was revered as one of the toughest yet most rewarding periods known to man for pledging and hazing. This is the era that ultimately led to all of these grand organizations in “The Divine Nine” to eliminate the word “pledging” from their organizations all together. This is a coming of age story in which a rite of passage leads an extraordinary journey. This story is an offbeat adventure with all of the makings of a thriller and a comedy, rolled up into a realistic and unforgettable look at two young black men that grow up together in suburban Philadelphia, became enthralled with the concepts and magnitude of black fraternal organizations, and then embark as college freshmen upon a historic black college campus in the mid 1980s. Amidst the parties, romance, fraternities, sororities, freshman initiation rituals, and the infancy of hip hop music, their inevitable rite of passage begins.