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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 […]

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 […]

ODD HISTORY and the Grand United Order of Oddfellows

From the desk of Bro.E.Page : Head of Social Services and Warden, Florence lodge #2212 Area II District 13 Greetings and FLT ! I am honored to be mentioned in the same breath of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows…. It is my pleasure as well as my duty to share with you some exemplary […]