Category: Brown Fellowship Society

Categories: Charleston, South Carolina | African-American Organizations | South Carolina, African-American History | Societies

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This category contains profiles of members of the Brown Fellowship Society, which was renamed the Century Fellowship Society in 1892.

The society was founded in Charleston, South Carolina in 1790 with the motto “Charity and Benevolence”. It was founded by five free non-whites who attended St. Philip’s Episcopal Church: James Mitchell, George Bampfield, William Cattel, George Bedon, and Samuel Saltus. It was founded “to provide benefits which the white church denied them like a proper burial ground, widow and orphan care, and assistance in times of sickness”. They sponsored the Brown Fellowship Society Cemetery. In 1892, The Society was renamed the Century Fellowship Society. In 1943, the city of Charleston passed an ordinance prohibiting private organizations from maintaining graveyards. The Century Fellowship Society sold the original BFS cemetery in 1945 to Bishop England High School, and the Society was officially dissolved.


Person Profiles (2)

1782 South Carolina, United States - 1831
abt Dec 1835 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States - 21 Oct 1881

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