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E Pluribus Unum: Drew Ali’s Democratic Theology

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter grounds Noble Drew Ali's understandings of pluralism and democracy in the political and social scene of 1920s Chicago. Expanding on Ali's understanding of American democracy, this ... More


Introduction: “To Be Law-Abiders and Good Citizens”: Drew Ali’s “Divine and National Movement”

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Noble Drew Ali preached a distinctive theory of "nationality," telling his followers that rather than "negro, black, or colored," they were actually Moorish. Recognition of this true identity would ... More


The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Spencer Dew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Noble Drew Ali, leader of the Moorish Science Temple of America movement in the early twentieth-century, taught that "citizenship is salvation." This book examines the legacy of Ali's thoughts on ... More


Stars in Relation to Stars: Aliite Sovereignty in Politics and Law

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Turning to the constellation of stars on the Great Seal of the US, this chapter argues that sovereignty is a matter of tense, ever-shifting relations between multiple levels of sovereignty, a fact ... More


Conclusion: Aliite Faith in American Citizenship

Spencer Dew

in The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Moorish Science Temple of America nationalization ceremonies—patterned off of the naturalization ceremonies that incorporates immigrants as new citizens of the United States—are understood as legally ... More


“Oriental Hieroglyphics Understood Only by the Priesthood and a Chosen Few”: The Islamic Orientalism of White and Black Masons and Shriners

Jacob S. Dorman

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Gilded Age Orientalism was a protean and plastic phenomenon. No part of United States popular culture expressed Orientalism more than a uniquely American secret society known as the Shriners, or the ... More


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