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Black Freemasonry: From Prince Hall to the Giants of Jazz

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When the first Masonic lodges opened in Paris in the early 18th century their membership included traders, merchants, musketeers, clergymen, and women - both white and black. This was not the case in the United States where black Freemasons were not eligible for membership in existing lodges. For this reason the first official charter for an exclusively black lodge - the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts - was granted by the Grand Lodge of England rather than any American chapter. Through privileged access to ...

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Black Freemasonry: From Prince Hall to the Giants of Jazz
2016, Inner Traditions International

ISBN-13: 9781620554876

Hardcover

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