The Knights of Peter Claver are named for Fr. Peter Claver, a 17th Century Spanish Jesuit priest, later named a saint, who ministered to slaves in Columbia and pushed for the abolition of slavery.
· Knights Councils (men)
· Ladies Courts (women)
· Jr. Knights Councils (male youth ages 7 – 18)
· Jr. Daughters Courts (female youth ages 7 – 18)
WESTERN STATES HISTORY
Founded as the California State Conference, a temporary organization, June 14, 1953, in Oakland California, it was authorized as a permanent experimental organization, August 3, 1953 at Rochester, New York. It became permanent, through the authorized Western State District, July 31, 1955 at Chicago, Illinois.
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