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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Loretta J., 1937-
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri Press
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.date.issued1980
dc.descriptionIncludes index
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (page 139-156) and index
dc.description.abstractThis book documents some of the realities of success as being racially delimited. For more than two hundred years this segment of the black middle class has at the same time dealt with the system of exclusion and yet achieved some of the system's proffered rewards. It is the story of the Prince Hall Masons, an organization within the black community established over two hundred years ago. By examining this black organization, from the colonial period to the present, one can more fully understand the struggles of the black, middle-class men. Black Freemasonry, as a separate structure, emerged in response to the discriminatory practices and policies of mainstream American Freemasonry, an institution dedicated to the universal brotherhood of mankind.
dc.description.digitizationDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2012. Digitized at 600 dpi with Zeutschel, OS 15000 scanner. Access copy, available in MOspace, is 400 dpi, grayscale.
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe emergence of Prince Hall Freemasonry -- The free black context -- Nineteenth-century realities for free blacks -- The growth of Prince Hall Freemasonry -- The masonic realities -- The discrepancy in universalism: minorities -- Black association: pragmatic adaptation? -- The commitment of black masons -- The middle-class phenomenon -- Implications of phillarization
dc.format.extent165 pages
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15171
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity of Missouri Press (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri System. Office of Academic Affairs (UM). University of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Missouri studies (1926) ; v. 69
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American freemasonry -- History
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American freemasons -- History
dc.titleBlack Freemasonry and middle-class realitiesen_US
dc.typeBooken_US


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