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At the Blockson Collection: A History of the Prince Hall Masons, Part 3

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 | 1:00 pm

Join us for Part 3 of a conversation with Felix E. Gardenhire, Worshipful Grand Historian, and Melvin A. Alston, Sr., Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Together, they will present the history of several Pennsylvania Prince Hall Masons associated with the “Mother of the Underground Railroad,” Harriet Tubman.

In addition, Brenda Wilkerson-Monroe and Judith Abel Henry, Grand Historians of Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will present a brief history of the Order, as well as the history of Fannie Jackson Coppin, wife of AME Bishop and Prince Hall Mason, Levi Jenkins Coppin.

Alpha J. Jordan and James C. Harris are currently the Grand Worthy Matron and Grand Worthy Patron, respectively, of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

This program is part of the Black Lives Always Mattered! public program series at the Blockson Collection, which is made possible through the support of the PEW Center for Arts & Heritage grant.

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Sullivan Hall

Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
1330 W. Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122