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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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Atlanta's first black lawyer.......an Oddfellow

Bro. William A. Pledger (1852-1904) served many important roles in his life. He was an newspaper editor, political leader, and #civilrights activist. As a matter of fact he was the most important African American political leader in the great…

Black Moses of the West

Brother Mifflin Gibbs was born on April 17, 1823, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eldest of four children born to Jonathan and Maria Gibbs. His father, a Methodist minister, died when Mifflin was a child, and his mother worked as a laundress. Gibbs…

Henry Lincoln Johnson Esq....District 18 stand up !

    #District18 stand up ! Our Brother Hon. Henry Lincoln Johnson was an American attorney and politician from the state of Georgia. He is best remembered as one of the most prominent  African-American Republicans of the…

Brother Norris Herndon Atlanta's Black Insurance Magnate Legacy

Brother Norris Herndon was born in #Atlanta #Georgia, on July 15, 1897, the only child of Adrienne Elizabeth McNeil, a graduate and teacher at Atlanta University, and Alonzo Herndon. He was educated in Atlanta's public school system. Herndon’s…

Her place among the stars.....Rosa Lula Barnes

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Sister Rosa Lula Barnes is by no means your average socialite...... Sis Barnes is remembered as a leading businesswoman and societal engineer from #Savannah, #Georgia ! Barnes was born on August 22, 1868, in #Huntsville, Alabama. She struggled…

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Have you checked out the latest issue of Northern Star #715's newsletter??? Check it out below!!!! http://pub.lucidpress.com/ad9e8f9d-e535-47b1-b3b6-df2bebf63221/#KHzTMAk5Q26S

Freedom? How One of Our Founders fought back!

    Good evening world or should I say good morning ? At this present hour I figured that I ought to speak on one of our Illustrious founding fathers in these United States! With the #fourthofjuly tomorrow I endeavored to…

Our Brother William Johnson Trent Sr.

Testimonial Dinner For DOCTOR WILLIAM JOHNSON TRENT in recognition of twenty-seven years of unselfish service as President of Livingstone College Salisbury, NC FEBRUARY 12, 1952 given by The Board of Bishops of the A. M. E. Zion Church The…

Wayman lodge is getting stronger

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Hail Hail thrice Hail to the brethren of wayman lodge #1339 of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in America and Jurisdiction District 13 Area II and their newest member, Daryl Byrd !!!!! It was a long time coming yet the reward for vigilance…

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