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The Mosaic Templars of America was a black fraternal order founded by John E. Bush and Chester W. Keatts, two former slaves, in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1883. The Mosaic Templars was an organization that originally provided illness, death, and burial insurance during an era when few basic services were available to black people. According to the lore of the Mosaic Templars of America it was pure happenstance that led to the founding. Wikipedia*

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The Mosaic Templars of America was a black fraternal order founded by John E. Bush and Chester W. Keatts, two former slaves, in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1883. The Mosaic Templars was an organization that originally provided illness, death, and burial insurance during an era when few basic services were available to black people. According to the lore of the Mosaic Templars of America it was pure happenstance that led to the founding..

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