Inside the secret world of the freemasons cbs news. Reports of the morgan affair, together with opposition to jacksonian. Benjamin franklin published a book about freemasonry on his own printing press. Long before the freemasons became a flashpoint in early 19th century. Freemason society the secret society of masons george washington was a mason, along with other presidents and numerous supreme court justices. Fundamentally, freemasonry is a code of living based on the highest ethical and moral standards. The masonic grand lodge library and museum of texas, located at 715 columbus in waco, texas, is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization. We spoke to three masons at the united grand lodge of england, the governing body of freemasonry in england. Civil war era apron that belonged to william millard alsobrook from north. Freemasonry or masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local. And downstairs, you can see the flag that buzz aldrin took to the moon with him. Spread by the advance of the british empire, freemasonry remains most popular in the british isles and in other countries originally within the empire. Freemasonry, the teachings and practices of the secret fraternal order of free and accepted masons, the largest worldwide secret society.
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