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That Religion in Which All Men AgreeFreemasonry in American Culture$
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David G. Hackett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520281677

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520281677.001.0001

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The Prince Hall Masons and the African American Church

The Prince Hall Masons and the African American Church

The Labors of Grand Master and Bishop James Walker Hood, 1864–1918

(p.151) 6 The Prince Hall Masons and the African American Church
That Religion in Which All Men Agree

David G. Hackett

University of California Press

Beyond the white middle class, African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics appropriated Freemasonry for their particular purposes. The sixth chapter begins the second part of the book by turning to the nexus of African American Freemasonry and black churches. Prince Hall Masonic lodges originated in the northern cities in the late eighteenth century. After the Civil War, they were planted throughout the South alongside newly established African American churches. Though these two interwoven social institutions were at times at odds with each other over relations between church and lodge, women and men, and the impact of the Holiness movement, together they provided black Americans with additional ideological and ritual resources that countered white racial narratives of African American inferiority.

Keywords:   Freemasonry, Prince Hall, white, middle class, African American, South, black

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