MOST WORSHIPFUL PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE

OF PENNSYLVANIA

Photo Source: Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Boston

HISTORY BOOK

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The history of Prince Hall Masonry in Pennsylvania was completed and published in 1993.  This section will present some of the highlights of the results of the aforementioned research and publication.    
Copyright 1993 M.W.P.H.G.L. of PA F.&A.M. All rights reserved

To obtain a copy of this publication contact the Asst. Grand Secretary

Raynard Hughes
4301 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140 

 

Cost of Book $10.00 Shipping & Handling $7.00

Make checks payable to the M.W.P.H.G.L. of Pa

WHERE....? AT THE END AND YOU BEGIN...

Live and Act as Masons, that you may die as Masons, altho' many of us cannot read, yet by our searches and researches into men and things, we have supplied that defect: and if they will let us shall call ourselves a chartered lodge of just and lawful Masons: be always ready to give an answer to those that ask you a question; give the right hand of affection and fellowship to whom it justly belongs; let their colour and complexion be what it will, let their nation be what it may, for they are your brethren, and it is your indispensable duty so to do; let them as Masons deny this, and we & the world know what to think of them be they ever so grand: for we know this was Solomon's creed, Solomon's creed did I say, it is the decree of the Almighty, and all Masons have learned it: tis plain market language, and plain and true need no apologies.

PRINCE HALL  

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CHAPTER I

 

Where...?

At The End And You Begin... Impact of Prince Hall Masonry 1990

 

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CHAPTER II

 

From Whence We Came

Boston Beginnings

In 1784, When African Lodge of Boston obtained it's charter from England, there was no existing Grand Lodge in Masschusetts



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CHAPTER III

 

Setting The Keystone

Colonial Pennsylvania History

A permit was granted to Pennsylvania Masons by Prince Hall on March 22, 1797.......a full warrant was granted later.



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CHAPTER IV

 

The National Grand Lodge

Experiment With The National Compact

Learn about Hiram Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania



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CHAPTER V

 

The Winding Steps

Rapid Growth In Pennsylvania



The Underground Railroad on the Susquehanna River twenty miles north of the Maryland boundary is the borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania.  In the early nineteenth century Columbia attracted a considerable settlement of former Negro slaves who had legally procured their freedom from their Virginia owners.  In the succeeding decades, before the Civil War, these fugitives made their settlement a refuge for those of their race fleeing the bonds of slavery from the South.  Tradition says that slaveholders lost their runaways so often around Columbia that they concluded, "there must be an underground railroad out there" 
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CHAPTER VI

 

The Journey

A Synopsis Of The Years

Where have all the flowers GONE?

Only a few left standing



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CHAPTER VII

 

Appendant Bodies

The York and Scottish Rites - Shrine - Knight Templar

Knights of Pythagoras



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CHAPTER VIII

 

She Would Be A Mason ?

Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Daughters and Widows

Read about the First Grand Worthy Matron

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CHAPTER IX

 

The Conclusion

The Journey to Infinity

Lay aside all superfluities, so we may educate our rising generation. 



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