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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 […]

JONAS THOMAS KENNEDY GUOOF SC MEMBER

View this post on Instagram It pains me to search far and wide matching names to records of our members only to find that they have already transcended this world…….What I wouldn't give to sit down and have a conversation about the Order! I introduce to you our brother Jonas Thomas Kennedy…. This fine fellow […]

DISTRICT 18 @ DISTRICT 13

View this post on Instagram #VICE #GRAND TO #VICE #GRAND #DISTRICT #18 @ #DISTRICT #13 #sodacity #sodacitysc #oddfellows #GUOOF #LEGENDFILMLABS #FLT A post shared by LEGEND FILM LABS (@legendfilmlabs) on May 21, 2019 at 10:02pm PDT  

Happy 176th Anniversary to US !!

This post might be a little late but we have the entire year to celebrate and commemorate our history in this country!  Three by three with #FLT to all the #oddfellows of the world !!!! Today is extra special because it is the 176th Anniversary of the #GrandUnitedOrderofOddFellows in #America and #Jurisdiction ! Something that […]

BHM Honors: District 13 and 22’s Power Couple

I have to take time out to honor our sisterhood know by all as the Household of Ruth.  I am a little upset about the timing of this find because I was a day late and a dollar short of having the pleasure of interviewing this local heroine….She was District 22’s Most Noble Governor and […]

Justice for All : an event with Dr. Cleveland Sellers

If anyone asks……….it’s for the cause of so many of our predecessors whose souls I hope to stir, as we honor their all but forgotten legacies…….. I attended the Grand opening for an exhibit titled “Justice for All” at the University of South Carolina’s special collections department in the library. There are over 300 rarely […]

Waverly’s Finest: Columbia History

Our roster like the one I just recently posted on Fraternal lodge 1064, furnished the names of countless individuals, hell bent and heaven sent on getting African Americans their Just prerogatives in the Palmetto State  !!! Brother J.C. Artemus isn’t just a chip off the old block,  he’s the whole blood clot ting eh ?? […]

Our Humble beginnings: Fraternal Lodge no.1064 of Charleston

“Our history must have a beginning! “, have been my thoughts since I took up this cause…..To peel back 176 years of experiences, lessons, and commonalities, getting at the root ! What it was…..what it is….. that makes our collective “Grand ” !!! In the spirit of humble beginnings I present to you the original […]

South Carolina’s Oddfellows are moving up and out !

As the title states,  I am pleased to inform everyone of our latest news ! Firstly, congrats are in order for Bro. Supreme Page jr for being appointed by the Committee of Management to again Chair the Historic Committee.  Our District Grand Master Shawn Cannon has been appointed by the Grand Master to Chair the […]

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 as well as Wilberforce University for a term. For 15 years he lived in the city of Chicago where he worked as a mail carrier. […]