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Nov 27, 2023

International African American Museum sets day to honor Masons

WHAT: The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina Day at the International African American Museum

WHEN: Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: The International African American Museum / 14 Wharfside Street / Charleston, S.C. 29401

DETAILS: The International African American Museum (IAAM) will host members of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge (MWPHGL) of South Carolina during their 155th annual session at the Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center. Following a service at Mother Emanuel AME Church, members will march from Mother Emanuel to the International African American Museum in a parade.

PARADE ROUTE: Members will march starting at 12:30 p.m., from Mother Emanuel Church at 110 Calhoun Street to Concord Street, taking a right, then left into Inspection Street, and then a right onto Wharfside Street ending at the International African American Museum at 14 Wharfside.

WHY: Since 1868, the MWPHGL of South Carolina Free and Accepted Masons have been actively involved in making a difference in the community through faith-based, economic, and 
political engagement. Their work has focused on improving conditions for African Americans, helping them build their own churches, schools, and businesses. The Masons have funded 
various social justice campaigns from the 1940s throughout the civil rights era. Under the leadership of the Most Worshipful Grand Master Victor C. Major, the group is presently working 
under the theme of “Bridging the Gap of the Past, with an Eye on our Future, while Protecting our Brand.”


“Charleston is the home of the first five Masonic lodges established in South Carolina. One of the earliest known Masonic lodges began with African American military men during the Civil War on Morris Island here. We’re honored to recognize the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina and their work promoting fellowship, charity, and personal development in the state,” noted Dr. Aurelio Givens, IAAM Faith Based Engagement and Education Manager.

Editor’s note: Attached photo is of Victor C. Major, Most Worshipful Grand Master, 33°, 27th Most Worshipful Grand Master.

Photo credit: Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of S.C.