Moses Dickson. "Court of Heroines of Jericho." 1895.
J. Kevin Graffagnino
Moses Dickson. “Court of Heroines of Jericho.” Kansas City, Missouri: The Moses Dickson Regalia and Supply Co., 1895.
A scarce example of female African American Freemasonry. Moses Dickson, born a free man in Cincinnati in 1824, served as a Union soldier during the Civil War, and afterwards became a prominent clergyman in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1871, he became Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masons for the state of Missouri. In 1895, he published this small handbook on the Court of Heroines of Jericho. It describes the three Masonic degrees (Master Mason’s Daughter, True Kinsman, and Heroine of Jericho) that can be conferred upon women of the Masons, and includes descriptions of all the rules, rituals, and secret signs used by this group.