Spartanburg’s Finest

This is Brother John Woodward #GUOOF… From his accolades you wouldn’t have thought for a minute that this man had never in his life had a day of formal education. If you know anything about Spartanburg,SC history…..you’ll surely recognize his name as one of the wealthiest and most prominent African American businessmen in all of […]

 Bro. George W. Jackson First Principal of the Negro School

 George W.Jackson was born in 1854 in #Alabama. Jackson moved to Corsicana,Tx in the 1800s to teach at one of the first schools for #AfricanAmerican children in North Texas. The local history of schools for black students stretches back to the 1870s, and G.W. Jackson was the first principal of what was first called the […]

South Carolina Hosts it’s first District Grand Lodge Session!!!!

I am pleased to announce the commencement of South Carolina’s first District Session since re-enactment!  While there are still many things that must be addressed we are moving forward as a collective with the blessings of our Honorable Grandmaster and the Committee of Management Our mighty team of 2018 Executive Officers are as follows : […]

South Carolina’s Bermuda Connection

Brother Joseph H. Rainey was born on June 21, 1832 in Georgetown, South Carolina, a seaside town consisting mainly of rice plantations. His mother  Grace Rainey was of French descent. His father,Edward Rainey was a barber, and his master permitted him to work independently if he shared some of his profits, as required by law. […]

Link to actual GUOOF parade circa 1929

http://brbl-archive.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/celluloidwest/SolomonSirJones/Film_17/Chapter_3 Click the link above for a very rare look at an oddfellows parade!

We have merchandise!

Check out our new designs on http://tee.pub/lic/SodaCityOddfellows We have a plethora of really cool designs to show your pride in Oddfellowship! Also check out Bro. Jenkins who has an online store with some really awesome artwork available! https://www.teepublic.com/user/sodacityvandlz   Support District 13 and drape yourselves in Friendship Love and Truth! 

Today’s OddFellow: An Introduction….

I can remember an Undergrad Psychology professor once told my wife “to study art is to study history! “. Makes sense that some of the most precious gems of American History are pieces of artwork. Signs and symbols tell a story when words cease to convey the message. Looking back at old degree charts of […]

Fraternity Man….

The bond of Friendship Love and Truth

Greetings and FLT from Myself and the Mighty brothers of Florence Lodge 2212 ! On August 12th of this year Florence Lodge brought in another Seven Worthy Brothers into the mysteries of our craft! This picture is historic in the fact that the wheels are turning on my plans to bring both the 

Capital City’s Finest

One of South Carolina’s own !!! Been a while since I continued my search for notables from the Palmetto State, but this one is from the Soda City!!! John Benjamin Lewie of Columbia, SC is a prominent, successful man of affairs. He is a versatile man, having struggled up from a humble place in life to […]