Entries by Brother E. Page

Chi Town Stand up!

Hail Hail thrice Hail for our  brother from the #WindyCity !!!! Bro. Midian Othello Bousfield,MD Bousfield was born Aug 22, 1885 in Tipton, Missouri to Willard Bousfield, a barber and businessman, and Cornelia Bousfield. The family moved to Kansas City, and after high school Bro. Bousfield graduated from the #UniversityofKansas in 1907 with a Bachelor’s  […]

One of Savannah’s finest: John H. Deveaux

Worthy  brother  John H. Deveaux (1848-1909)   Brother Deveaux is a #CivilWar Veteran. He served as #Clerk of the #CustomsHouse for the #PortofSavannah. He was one of the founders of the Wage Earner Bank. He assisted James M. Simms in the organizing of #PrinceHall #Masonic #GrandLodge of #Georgia. In 1875 DeVeaux, along with Louis B. […]

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 learned carpentry through an apprenticeship. He read widely and attended debates at 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 early education was in the Atlanta Public School System. In 1905 Alonzo Herndon took seven-year-old Norris to […]