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History Conversations: “African American Benevolent Societies in Montgomery County...”

Presented by Montgomery History at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 12, 2021

History Conversations: “African American Benevolent Societies in Montgomery County...”

Stay connected from home with “History Conversations,” periodic virtual lectures from our talented corps of speakers covering a wide variety of local history topics. Each lecture is livestreamed via Zoom and then posted to our website for a week.

“African American Benevolent Societies in Montgomery County and Morningstar No. 88 of Order of Moses”
with Diane Baxter and Paige Whitley
Tuesday, January 12 @ 2:00 p.m.

Benevolent societies in African American communities were an important support center for local black populations in the segregated post-Emancipation era. Historians note their role in not only providing a communal support system to members during times of sickness and death, but also in building civic identities and

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