[Fort Worth?]: Wonderful Workers of the World, . A small broadside announcing a membership drive for the Wonderful Workers of the World, an African-American benevolent association incorporated in Texas in 1920. The organization established lodges throughout the state, as well as in Louisiana and California and appears to have lasted until the 1950s. Very little has been written about the group, including their curious reference to the Industrial Workers of the World, although they are mentioned in Bernadette Pruitt’s book, The Other Great Migration: The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941 (2013), as one of the many fraternal organizations, mutual aid associations, and secret societies that were formed in Houston beginning in the 1880s.
This broadside announces an event at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, featuring speaker J. H. Anderson on “Building a Better World in Which To Live.” Other meeting details are included.
Offset printed on an 11” x 5 ¼” sheet, photograph of Anderson. Old creases from folding, else a well-preserved copy. No material related to the Wonderful Workers of the World found catalogued in OCLC. Item #10108