Remembering Black abolitionist Prince Hall


Remembering Black abolitionist Prince Hall

(by Diana Bravo, The Boston Globe, June 25, 2021)

 

Governor Charlie Baker proclaimed June 24, 2021 Prince Hall Day, honoring one of Massachusetts’ most prominent Black abolitionists.

Hall, born in 1738, spent the first 32 years of his life enslaved, where he taught himself to read and write before he was freed in 1770.

Best known as the founder of the Prince Hall Freemasons, the nation’s oldest continuous fraternal order, Hall spent the rest of his life working to improve the lives of Black Americans and Bostonians, according to Manny Pires, a Freemason who has studied Hall’s…

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Remembering Black abolitionist Prince Hall

 

Remembering Black abolitionist Prince Hall
 

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