Ladies' Book of the U.B.F.: Constitution, General Laws, By-Laws, and Rules of Order Installation, Funeral Ceremonies

Title

Ladies' Book of the U.B.F.: Constitution, General Laws, By-Laws, and Rules of Order Installation, Funeral Ceremonies

Description

Dinnie Thompson (1857-1939) was a member of the Sisters of Mysterious Ten (SMT), a Black women's benevolent society in Louisville. As a young child, she was enslaved by the Speed family, along with her mother, Diana, and grandmother, Phyllis Thurston. From 1889 through the 1920s, she worked as a laundress or domestic in private households, eventually earning enough money to purchase her own home. In the SMT, Thompson found a social support network and opportunities to do charitable work. In the Knights of Friendship, a related branch of the organization, she participated in patriotic demonstrations and competitive drills and was given a sword engraved with her name.

Source

Filson Library Collection

Date

1880

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Format

Type

Still image

Identifier

Rare Pamphlet 366 U58s 1880

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Citation

“Ladies' Book of the U.B.F.: Constitution, General Laws, By-Laws, and Rules of Order Installation, Funeral Ceremonies,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed April 11, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1018.