History of the Mosaic Templars of America: Its Founders and Officials
Aldridge Edward Bush, P. L. Dorman
University of Arkansas Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Social Science - 291 pages
Originally published in 1924 and long out of print, this book tells the story of the Mosaic Templars of America (MTA), a famous black fraternal organization that was founded by two former slaves in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the late-nineteenth century. The organization originally provided illness, death, and burial insurance during an era of segregation when few basic services were available to black people. By 1900 Mosaic Templars' industries grew to include an insurance company, a building and loan association, a publishing company, a business college, a nursing school, and a hospital.
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