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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity. Once described as "a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols," Freemasonry is now generally defined as "an organized fraternity of men symbolically applying the principles of Operative Masonry and Architecture to the Science and Art of Character Building."
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Who was Prince Hall?

Prince Hall, one of Boston's most prominent citizens during the revolutionary period, was the founder of the African Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Boston, the world's first lodge of black Freemasons and the first African-American society in American History devoted to social, political, and economic improvement. As such, Prince Hall is recognized as the Father of Black Freemasonry in the United States.
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What does Prince Hall Affiliation/Prince Hall Affiliated mean?

Prince Hall Affiliation/Prince Hall Affiliated (PHA) is the designation given to the predominately African-American branch of Freemasonry descendant from African Lodge No. 1, officially chartered by the United Grand Lodge of England as African Lodge No. 459 on May 6, 1787. Today, the Prince Hall Affiliated Masonic Fraternity has over 4,500 lodges worldwide, forming 49 independent jurisdictions, consisting of nearly 400,000 Masons.
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How do I become a Prince Hall Freemason?

One of the ancient landmarks of the fraternity is that it does not solicit new members. A man must seek Masonic membership of his own free will and accord. To become a Mason you need only “ask”, meet the qualifications, and be accepted by the Lodge of which you are petitioning.
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When does Charles H. Wesley Lodge No. 147 meet?

Charles H. Wesley Lodge No. 147 meets for regular communication on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM.

Are there any famous Prince Hall Freemasons

Yes. Prince Hall Freemasonry has exerted a strong influence within the black community throughout history. The list of famous Prince Hall Masons is a long one, and includes the following men listed below amongst many others.
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