Black Freemasonry and middle-class realities

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Black Freemasonry and middle-class realities

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Loretta J., 1937-
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T22:41:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T22:41:46Z
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15171
dc.description Includes index
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 139-156) and index
dc.description.abstract This 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.tableofcontents The 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.extent 165 pages
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartof University of Missouri Press (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Missouri studies (1926) ; v. 69
dc.subject.lcsh African American freemasonry -- History
dc.subject.lcsh African American freemasons -- History
dc.title Black Freemasonry and middle-class realities en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri Press
dc.description.digitization Digitized 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.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri System. Office of Academic Affairs (UM). University of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartofcollection University of Missouri Press


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