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Florence Lodge No. 2212 was founded on August 8, 1881 and was reactivated on November 26, 2015.

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The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America

The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America, under the jurisdiction of the Committee of Management, England, organized and created for the purpose of aiding and assisting each other, when but for the helping hand of a brother and friend sorrow and misery might sojourn and remain for a long period in our midst; for this as well as our great brotherly love and charity to all mankind, we have banded ourselves together by solemn ties, promising to act at any and all times, and to each other as brethren, extending the helping hand to all in the time of need, in the hour of sickness, sorrow, or suffering, and thus, having by our mystic tie the power of knowing and discerning the pangs of poverty and how to relieve them; the despondency of sickness and how to alleviate the same and in the hour of mortal dissolution render less terrible and sorrowful the surroundings by the friendly and brotherly aid of the members of our mystic circle, who, uniting together for the common good of all, enable ourselves to guard against the unforeseen casualties which all are liable to encounter in this life; and having taken upon ourselves the mission of uniting and consolidating in one grand harmonious combination our entire Order in the sacred work of promoting the highest interest of humanity, as well as develop and elevate the mental and moral character of our brotherhood, by a liberal support of science and art, the inculcation Of the loftiest and most pure principles of philanthropy, honor, patriotism, and justice  and, above all, to promulgate and disseminate the true principles of friendship, love, and truth; preserve and diffuse the faith of the founders of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, and of society at large. as the embodiment of all the dictates of the human heart, as well as to place our Order, from the lowest to the most exalted branch, in one comprehensive working system.

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Tuscaloosa Hero

Source: Zadie Jones, “Barnes Story, Continued From Last Week,” Alabama Citizen, March 6, 1954 Self-Taught Rebel and Educational Pioneer Our worthy #GUOOF brother PDGM Jeremiah Barnes: Bro. Barnes was born not “before the…

Alabama's Native Son

Excerpts from Lisa Mercier, University of Alabama at Huntsville Our Brother George Williamson Crawford, was a native of #Tuscaloosa #Alabama. Born in 1877 to William and Charlotte Oliver Crawford. At the age of nine, his family moved to #Birmingham. He…

Houston Texas stand up !

    Our Brother, Dr. Benjamin Jesse Covington was born in 1869 near Marlin, Texas. The son of former slaves, Ben and Georgiana Covington, he graduated from Hearne Baptist Academy in 1892. After graduation, he taught at a local…

Wayman Lodge giving back

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Greetings from the brethren of Wayman Lodge #1339 of Columbia, SC!!! We have been fighting the good fight for the cause despite the major setbacks of the current pandemic and hoped that maybe sharing this will inspire the rest of our brethren…

Baldwin’s Block

❤✋Brother Dana Olden Baldwin❤✋ From Virginia Change Makers: "For many years, Dana Olden Baldwin (March 20, 1881–November 9, 1972) was Martinsville’s only African American physician. Bright and hardworking,…

Dr. Peyton F. Anderson of Virginia....honored!

Our brethren who came before us never cease to amaze me ! The picture above is one exceptional brother even today! Dr. Peyton Fortine Anderson was born Nov. 5th 1890, King William County , W.Va. He attended grade school in Connecticut and…

RESOLUTION BROTHER PASTOR IRA TIMMONS JR., PAST DISTRICT GRAND MASTER

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RESOLUTION BROTHER PASTOR IRA TIMMONS JR., PAST DISTRICT GRAND MASTER Blessed be from the Brothers of District Grand Lodge No. 13 South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America as we greet you in the bonds of Friendship,…

State of the Nation: Our Lives Matter

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District Grand Lodge No.13 of South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America   State of the Nation: Our Lives Matter... There comes a time when OUR voices must be heard, not only heard, but recognized along with boots on the…

Jacksonville stand up

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    Brother Robert P. Crawford Brother Crawford knew early on that he wanted to join in the fight for the rights of his people especially in his hometown of #jacksonvillefl.... Born May 16, 1891, Bro. Crawford later…

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