Supreme Historian, Part 2
Brother Supreme Page joins us to continue the conversation begun in Episode 17. In this episode he gives us a fascinating glimpse into African-American history and the pivotal role Odd Fellowship played in developing Black communities. Specifically, we learn about various important figures in African-American history and their connections with Odd Fellowship. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s grandfather was an Odd Fellow who helped to build the Grand Lodge building in Atlanta which anchored the prosperous Auburn Avenue business district. That building was also home to one of the first Black pharmacies and the first Black movie theater where African-Americans were not restricted to balcony seating areas. Brother Page also shares with us that Madame C.J. Walker, early cosmetics entrepreneur and America's first female African-American millionaire, was a member of the Household of Ruth, the Grand United Order's female auxiliary. By the end of the conversation, the subject wandered to excellent Southern food, Supreme's preference for home fries or French fries, and just how "hard" riding a Vespa scooter makes a person.