Monday, 10 August 2009

1960s Shrine Parade

An 8mm home movie of an African-American Shrine Parade from the early 1960s (filmed in Pittsburgh, PA).

The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S., established in 1870 is an appendant body to Freemasonry, based in the United States. The organization is best-known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children they administer and the red fezzes that members wear.