Fraternal Order Group Photo
Omaha was home to a wide range of black fraternal groups. The Elks and Masons were particularly strong in the city during the mid-twentieth century. Fraternal groups provided a social outlet, as well as opportunities for community betterment. Masons were well-known for their distinctive hats, also called a “fez.”
Great Plains Black History Museum, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011
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