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Pilgrim lodge #1651 Giving back for the holidays

  The greatest gift we can give to people comes from the first level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, food, shelter, and clothing…..I am honored to be in the company and fellowship of @ibn_dawu and the #GrandUnitedOrderofOddfellows of #Virginia……The brethren never fail to give back despite the fact that we are so few in numbers. […]

Brother Henry C.C. Astwood: founder of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in the Dominican Republic

Astwood was thirty years old when he migrated to #NewOrleans in 1874. According to the Christian Recorder, his life up to that moment had been marked by both privilege and tragedy….. Born in #SaltCayIsland in 1844, Astwood lived in the #BritishWestIndies #TurksandCaicos Islands during his childhood. The Astwoods were counted among the more privileged class […]

Prof. Edward Walter Turner, Sr. The Great Teacher….

Prof. Turner was born in the District of Columbia on October 25, 1850. His mother Sarah Turner Mercer, was a devoted Christian, rendering loyal and consecrated service to her parents in the foundation of the M. E. Church in Washington, D. C. As a boy, young Turner attended private school in Washington before the establishment […]

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. […]

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 state of Georgia of the 19th century! He was born near Jonesboro, Georgia, the son of […]

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 find as much information on the gentleman you see above my commentary. His name […]

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 Trustees of Livingstone College The Committee and Faculty of Livingstone College WILLIAM JOHNSON TRENT …As We […]

Wayman lodge is getting stronger

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 is…….You know ! Thanks to Bro. Humphrey for traveling a long […]

Adventures in Research for District 13s forgotten brethren and sisters

    A little light research today and a hop skip and jump from my house ! Chronicling the Order has been a a bit tedious and definitely full of ups and downs yall. Hats off to the real historians who do this for a living! There’s always a sense of anxiousness and stress because […]