: Prince Hall, a Revolutionary War veteran, is considered the father of African American Masonry. Historically, he made it possible for African Americans to be recognized and enjoy all privileges of free and accepted masonry. On March 2, 1784, Prince Hall petitioned the Grand Lodge of England, the mother of all Freemasonry, asking for a warrant for a Charter which had been denied by the Masons of Massachusetts due to racial segregation which existed at that point in our countries history. The warrant was approved and that charter, which is authenticated and in safekeeping, is believed to be the only original charter issued from the Grand Lodge of England still in the possession of any Lodge in the United States today. Prince Hall established the first lodge of African American Masons in North America known as African Lodge No. 459 which later became African lodge No. 1 with Prince Hall as its Leader. In 1791 the Prince Hall Grand Lodge was founded with Prince Hall as the first Grand Master.
MWGM HENRY D. ATKINSON 33º
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