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Knights of St. Peter Claver, Council #315

Who are those folks in the fez hats and golden sashes?

They represent an important American Catholic tradition, with an SFDS difference.

The Knights of Peter Claver were founded in Mobile, Alabama, in 1909, in an age of strict segregation. The fraternal organization was named after the Jesuit saint who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in the 16th century, and initially provided fellowship and spiritual direction for African American Catholics.

Further History of the Knights