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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 […]

Georgia’s brethren on his mind…

Our Bro. DR. EUGENE BRINSON, of  Americus,Ga,  is a native of Terrell county, Georgia. He was born near Dawson, July 1, 1872. His father was a carpenter by trade, and his mother was her former master’s cook. Brinson was educated in the public schools of Dawson, and enjoyed such opportunities as were afforded by the […]

Diamond Cut Tattoo Company….Oddfellows Tattoo Society celebrate 5yrs

It goes without saying that the brethren of Wayman Lodge 1339, (who work together) have built up a strong kinship through their creativity and common interests.   The Diamond Cut Tattoo Company has hit their 5th year milestone in business !!!! In that time these talented brothers have managed not only to touch the tattoo community […]

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 […]

Taking care: Hon.John C. Dancy

    John Dancy, prominent leader in the American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the Republican Party, was born in Tarboro in 1857 as the son of a freedman whose parents had been manumitted. Dancy’s father was a builder and contractor who also served as a county commissioner after the war. Dancy was educated first […]

District Nine: Chicago’s Defender of the Truth

Brother George T. Kersey, whom today we are honoring with this post, served District Nine, with honor and distinction as it’s #DistrictGrandMaster…. Although Born in North Carolina his family uprooted from the toils of the Southern Culture and moved to Chicago. He married Emma King in 1895. He graduated from the International College of Chicago […]