Finding common ground, bridging the gap !

As we grow as GUOOF members , we must remember the reasons we are searching for our history is a lack of communication between the Seniors and new members. Our […]

Brother Ransom W. Westberry

Bro. Ransom W. Westberry, was born July 1871 in Horatio,Sumter County, SC His childhood was split between working the farm and attending some grade school. Later, he attended Benedict College […]

Brother Butler Atlanta’s finest

Bro. Henry Rutherford Butler, a respected physician and pharmacist with offices on Auburn Avenue on the Oddfellows block in Atlanta, was a pioneer in medicine and healthcare for African Americans during the late […]

Daniel Chaney and Freedom’s Friend Lodge #1024

On September 11, 1865–nearly four months after the end of the Civil War– Zerubbabel Lodge No. 1187 in Baltimore was granted permission to open Shealtiel Lodge No. 1024 in Saint […]

Our Founder Speaks ! Correspondence of Prejudice

Correspondence between Our Founder and the self inducted “United Order of Oddfellows” Pottsville,Pa in a vain attempt to legitimize them…       The following is a copy of the […]

From Our Official History Book

The object and benefits of our Order were most beautifully explained by Grand Secretary Wm. M. Nelson, on the fifth day September, 1853, on the occasion of a grand banquet […]

Quest for freedom

Bro. George W. Latimer was born in Norfolk, Virginia. His father, Mitchell Latimer, was white and his mother, Margaret an African slave belonging to his uncle Edward A. Latimer. In […]

Traveling Man

MAJORS, MONROE ALPHEUS (1864–1960). Monroe Majors, a black physician, civil rights leader, and writer, was born to Andrew Jackson and Jane (Barringer) Majors on October 12, 1864, in Waco, Texas. […]

Odd Ambitions

The Odd Fellow City: The Promise of a Leading Black Town   It was billed as the greatest agricultural endeavor by African Americans since Mound Bayou, Mississippi, nearly 400 acres […]