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Prince Hall (1735—1807)[1] was an African American noted as a tireless abolitionist, for his leadership in the free black community in Boston, and as the founder of Prince Hall Freemasonry. Hall tried to gain New England’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.

Prince Hall (1735—1807)[1] was an African American noted as a tireless abolitionist, for his leadership in the free black community in Boston, and as the founder of Prince Hall Freemasonry. Hall tried to gain New England’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.

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Cicely Tyson - Jet Magazine Cover Actress Cicely Tyson wears cornrows on the television drama “East Side/West Side.

The Colored American Magazine - part of a growing tradition of African American publications that predated the modern Civil Rights movement.

The Colored American Magazine - part of a growing tradition of African American publications that predated the modern Civil Rights movement.

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