American Crusaders Grand Lodge of Mississippi constitution

American Crusaders Grand Lodge of Mississippi constitution

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: American Crusaders. Grand Lodge of Mississippi.
Title: American Crusaders Grand Lodge of Mississippi constitution
Dates: circa 1870
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 393 to MS 413)
Abstract:The collection consists of a constitution of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi of the American Crusaders from ca. 1870. The document sets forth the society's goals to protect the U.S. government and constitution from any "changes and innovations" of the "Republican or Radical party", to fight against such changes, and to uphold the supremacy of the white race. The constitution is a copy made in the 19th century and does not include any signatures or member names.
Coll. Number: ms398(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

American Crusaders, Grand Lodge of Mississippi was a secret vigilance society formed during the Reconstruction era in Mississippi.


Index Terms

Constitutions.
Men--Mississippi--Societies and clubs.
Mississippi--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Secret societies--Mississippi.
Vigilantes--Mississippi.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Crusaders, Grand Lodge of Mississippi constitution. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Constitution, [circa 1870]