Some Notable Prince Hall Masons
Bro. Robert Abbot - Founder of the Chicago Defender
Bro. Richard Allen - Founder/first Bishop of the A.M.E. Church
Bro. Alexander T. Augusta - First African-American to head a hospital in the U.S.
Bro. Marion Barry - Former Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Bro. William "Count" Basie - Orchestra leader/composer
Bro. James J.G. Bias - Founder of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee
Bro. Henry Blair - First Black to receive a U.S. patent
Bro. James Herbert "Eubie" Blake - Composer/Pianist
Bro. Edward Bouchet - First Black to be elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society
Bro. William Wells Brown - First Black to publish a novel
Bro. Nathaniel "Nat King" Cole - Singer
Bro. Ossie Davis - Actor/Director/Playwrite
Bro. Martin R. Delany - First Black to matriculate from Harvard Medical School/First Black Major in the U.S. Army
Bro. W.E.B. DuBois - Educator/author/historian
Bro. Alexander Dumas - Author
Bro. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington - Orchestra leader/composer
Bro. Medgar Wiley Evers - Civil Rights leader
Bro. James Forten - Abolitionist/manufacturer
Bro. Timothy Thomas Fortune - Journalist
Bro. Alex Haley - Author
Bro. William C. Handy - Composer
Bro. Matthew Henson - Explorer
Bro. Benjamin L. Hooks - Former Executive Director of the N.A.A.C.P.
Bro. Jesse Jackson - Founder of the Rainbow Coalition and Operation Push
Bro. Maynard Jackson - First black Mayor of Atlanta
Bro. John H. Johnson - Publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines
Bro. Jack Johnson - First Black heavyweight boxing champion in U.S.
Bro. Absalom Jones - First Black Priest in the Episcopal Church in U.S.
Bro. Dr. Ernest Everett Just - One of the founders of Omega Psi Phi and renowned zoologist
Bro. Don King - Boxing promoter
Bro. Lewis Howard Latimer - Inventor of the carbon filament for light
Bro. Thurgood Marshall - Former Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Bro. Amos T. Hall Former Judge and Lawyer for the NACCP Bro. Benjamin E. Mays - Former President of Morehouse College
Bro. Leon M'Ba - First President of the Republic of Gabon
Bro. Kweisi Mfume – Former Executive Director of the N.A.A.C.P. and Former US Congressman
Bro. Larry S. Gibson - Civil Rights Attorney, Law Professor, Author and Historian, wrote the book "Young Thurgood"
Bro. Richard Pryor - Comedian/Actor
Bro. Alexander Pushkin - Poet/Novelist/Play write
Bro. A. Philip Randolph - Founder and First President of the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Bro. Charles Rangel - U.S. Congressman
Bro. Joseph Jenkins Robert s -First President of the Republic of Liberia
Bro. "Sugar” Ray Robinson - Former mid/light heavyweight boxing champion
Bro. Arthur A. Schomburg - Historian/Author
Rev. Bro. Al Sharpton - Civil Rights Advocate
Bro. Carl B. Stokes - First Black Mayor of Cleveland, OH
Bro. Louis Stokes - Former U.S. Congressman
Bro. David Walker - Author of "David Walker's Appeal
Bro. Booker T. Washington - Educator and Fonder of the Tuskegee University/Institute
Bro. Daniel Hale Williams - First surgeon to perform open heart surgery
Bro. Bert Williams - Actor/Comedian
Bro. Granville T. Woods - Inventor
Bro. Andrew Young - Former Mayor of Atlanta and U.N. Ambassador
Bro. Lawrence Douglass Wilder - The First Black elected Governor in this country from Virginia.
Bro. Dr. Charles H. Wesley - Prince Hall Historian/Author /Ordained A.M.E Minister/ Educator
Bro. Joseph A. Walkes, Jr - Historian/Author of Black Square & Compass / Prince Hall Masonic Quiz Book/ History Of The Shrine/History Of The United Supreme Council A.A.S.R.
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