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Knights of Pythias
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 504
19 linear feet (14 record cartons, 3 flat boxes)
In 1869, the Knights of Pythias Supreme Lodge held a meeting in Richmond, Virginia, to discuss instituting a charter for an African-American lodge. Although the charter was denied, it prompted black men to create their own fraternal lodge. Dr.... more