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Prince Hall's Ideals Lauded: Principals at a program Sunday commemorating the birth of Prince Hall, founder of Negro Freemasonry in America, include (seated, left) Calvin I. Johnson, Program Chairman, and Dr. Daniel W. Wynn, Tuskeegee Institute Chaplain and principal speaker. Standing are O. C. W. Taylor (left), Public Relations Director for the Prince Hall Mason's Grand Lodge of Louisiana, and A. Victor Williams, Deputy Grand Master of Louisiana, September 10, 1962.
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Prince Hall's Ideals Lauded: Principals at a program Sunday commemorating the birth of Prince Hall, founder of Negro Freemasonry in America, include (seated, left) Calvin I. Johnson, Program Chairman, and Dr. Daniel W. Wynn, Tuskeegee Institute Chaplain and principal speaker. Standing are O. C. W. Taylor (left), Public Relations Director for the Prince Hall Mason's Grand Lodge of Louisiana, and A. Victor Williams, Deputy Grand Master of Louisiana, September 10, 1962., result 1 of 1

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Prince Hall's Ideals Lauded: Principals at a program Sunday commemorating the birth of Prince Hall, founder of Negro Freemasonry in America, include (seated, left) Calvin I. Johnson, Program Chairman, and Dr. Daniel W. Wynn, Tuskeegee Institute Chaplain and principal speaker. Standing are O. C. W. Taylor (left), Public Relations Director for the Prince Hall Mason's Grand Lodge of Louisiana, and A. Victor Williams, Deputy Grand Master of Louisiana, September 10, 1962.
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1962
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Approx. Size in Inches: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2
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With artist's credit stamp, date stamp, newspaper stamp and newspaper captions affixed to verso. NB: Prince Hall (c. 1735–1738—1807) was an African American abolitionist and leader in the free black community in Boston. He founded Prince Hall Freemasonry and lobbied for education rights for African American children. He was also active in the back-to-Africa movement. Hall tried to gain New York's enslaved and free blacks a place in Freemasonry, education, and the military, which were some of the most crucial spheres of society in his time. Hall is considered the founder of "Black Freemasonry" in the United States, known today as Prince Hall Freemasonry. Hall formed the African Grand Lodge of North America. Prince Hall was unanimously elected its Grand Master and served until his death in 1807. Steve Gladstone, author of Freedom Trail Boston, states that Prince Hall—known for his role in creating Black Freemasonry, championing equal education rights, and fighting slavery—"was one of the most influential free black leaders in the late 1700s." There is confusion about his year of birth, place of birth, parents, and marriages–at least partly due to the multiple number of "Prince Halls" during this time period.
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LUF 2019 1455
Gift of George and Alexandra Stephanopoulos
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