Mosaic Templars Museum Store
The Museum Store specializes in merchandise connected to Arkansas's African American history, life, and culture. The Museum Store is proud to offer a large selection of children's books and chapter books on African American themes as well as art, jewelry, and other one of a kind items made by local arts and craftspeople.
Type of Merchandise
The Museum Store features classic and historical books focusing on 500 years of a painful history of terrorism, violence and dehumanization of the black race in the Western hemisphere, and the uplift of African Americans worldwide. We offer The Coretta Scott King Award children’s books, an assortment of gift and souvenir items for our uniquely diverse visitors, including toys based on real-life African American heroes, games, dolls, Mosaic Templars T-shirts, caps, mugs, postcards and magnets, jewelry, greeting cards, music, art and Dunbar High School memorabilia.
Some books you will find at the Museum Store include:
History of the Mosaic Templars of America, edited by A. E. Bush & P. L. Dorman. It tells the story of a black fraternal organization founded by two former slaves in Little Rock, Ark., that grew to become one of the largest black organizations in the world.
End of the Line: a History of Little Rock’s West Ninth Street, by Berna J. Love. “The West Ninth Street” community was the social, religious and commercial center of activity for Little Rock’s vibrant African American residents during the early 20th century until the late 1960s.
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery, by Anne Farrow. The story of how the North helped create, strengthen, and prolong slavery in America.
King Leopold’s Ghost: a story of greed, terror and heroism in Colonial Africa, by Adam Hochschild reveals how the strange, greedy, cruel monarch Leopold, king of the Belgians, initiated a holocaust in Africa that left millions dead.
Harlem Speaks, by Dr. Cary D. Wintz, showcases artists, writers, poets and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. Includes CD.
The Museum Store offers an assortment of children's and educational items:
- Hip Hop Speaks to Children, edited by Nikki Giovanni, includes audio CD
- Poetry Speaks to Children, hear great poets on accompanying audio CD.
- Coloring & activity books about African Americans
- Animal bookmarks
- Books for teens on African Americans of achievement and inventors
- President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama keepsakes
- And much more!