Originally posted by fishmaster He, during his "set-up" rant, sent a message to the entire world of shriners masons and illuminati.
Originally posted by fishmaster
Ever since the original founding by Albert Pike it was a white based lodge and wouldn't let and people of colour to join.
So they made their own after the civil war. Both the white lodges and the black lodges refuse to recognise one another.
Prince Hall (c. 1735-December 4, 1807) is considered the founder of "black Freemasonry" in the United States, known today as Prince Hall Freemasonry.
On March 6, 1775, Prince Hall and fourteen other black men were initiated, passed and raised in Military Lodge No. 441, an integrated Lodge attached to the British Army and then stationed in Boston. Prince Hall apparently served in the Continental militia during the American Revolutionary War, and may have fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. (Once again, his service record is unclear because several men of the name appear in the Massachusetts militia records.)
When the British Army left Boston in 1776, the black Masons were granted a dispensation for limited operations as African Lodge No. 1. They were entitled to meet as a Lodge, to take part in the Masonic procession on St. John's Day, and to bury their dead with Masonic rites, but not to confer degrees or perform other Masonic functions. Excluded by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, they were granted a charter by the Premier Grand Lodge of England in 1784 as African Lodge No. 459 (but, due to communications problems, did not receive the actual charter until 1787).