Two 1980s Publications of Historically Black Atlanta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star

Two 1980s Publications of Historically Black Atlanta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star

Atlanta: Privately Printed, 1984-1986.

Staplebound wraps. These two booklets are mementoes of events hosted by the historically black Ruth Chapter No. 102 of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Masonic appendant body open to both men and women. Both occasions were held at Big Bethel AME Church, the oldest African-American congregation in Sweet Auburn, a historic African-American neighborhood of Atlanta, named so by John Wesley Dobbs, who referred to it as the "richest Negro street in the world," home to one of the largest concentrations of Black-owned businesses in America.

'A Diamond Extravaganza' & Arts and Crafts Bazaar hosted by the Ruth Chapter No. 102, O.E.S. (PHA) at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church in Atlanta on Sunday, September 23, 1984. 11" X 8 1/2". 64 pages, unpaginated. Bound with three staples to left side. Mild edgewear to wraps, with some light toning. Includes a schedule of events, a welcome statement from Sister Frances E. Bennett, W. M., and Brother Ralph Johnson, W. P., a statement from Grand Worthy Matron Sister Florence M. Hogan, a statement from Grand Master X. L. Neal of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masons, messages of congratulations from friends and area businesses, and the full roster of the Tea and Bazaar Committees 1984 Diamond Extravaganza Teams.

A Lilies of the Valley Tea by Ruth Chapter No. 102, O.E.S. at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church in Atlanta on Sunday, September 28, 1986. 8 1/2" X 5 5/8". 64 pages, unpaginated. Bound with two staples to spine. Faint edgewear to wraps. Includes a schedule of events, a statement from Grand Master X. L. Neal of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masons, a statement from Grand Worthy Matron Sister Florence M. Hogan, messages of congratulations from friends and area businesses, a full list of patrons, and the full roster of Annual Tea Committee and Arts and Crafts Committee. Good +. Item #7247

Price: $75.00

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