Supreme Historian, Part 1
Brother Supreme Page of Oglethorpe Lodge #1, IOOF and Wayman Lodge #1339, GUOOF joins us for the first half of this episode to talk about the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows and their unique history in African-American communities. Unfortunately, due to a dropped phone call, Bro. Page was unable to finish the episode with us. We are hoping to bring him back in the future to finish the conversation so he can share more of his historical research about the Grand United Order. Some of the great information he was able to share touched on the roots of the GUOOF in America and its historical relationship with the other Odd Fellow Orders like the Manchester Unity and the IOOF. He also shared the background of construction of the GUOOF Hall in Atlanta on Auburn Avenue and how similar stories of progress in Black communities played out in cities around their Odd Fellows lodges. To round out this episode, Bro. Christopher McHale made a special appearance to talk a little about what Bro. Page shared as well as give an update on what he's been doing in Montana. We preview the next episode and also make a request for any Odd Fellows in Scandinavia that might be willing to join us for an episode.