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Name:    Holliman, Jessie Housley
Profession:  Educator
Category:  African-American Experience
Born/Started:    1905
Died/Ended:    1984
Description:    Jessie Holliman was a teacher, portrait painter, and muralist, whose most notable work is the 38-foot mural known as "The Origin of Free Masonry" that is located in the Scottish Rite Temple on Lindell Boulevard. The mural was dedicated by Senator Harry S. Truman in 1941.

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