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Order of Eastern Stars and Prince Hall, September 1956

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 024.01.17

Scope and Contents

Depicts seven women in floor-length gowns, embroidered sashes, and elbow gloves, seated in chairs while nine men in tuxedoes stand behind them. The women are members of The Magnificent Seven Order of Eastern Stars. The men have been identified as members of Prince Hall.


  • September 1956

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Some of this collection is restricted. Please contact the archivist for details.

Biographical / Historical

Prince Hall was born in Barbados on September 12, 1748. When he was 17 he migrated to Boston to pursue a career in leather-making. While there, he and fourteen other Black men initiated into Masonry, designated African Lodge No.1, in 1784. In 1791 the first Prince Hall Grand Lodge was founded. Prince Hall was a Methodist Minister, an abolitionist and a civic entrepreneur. He advocated for the citizenship of Black people and the participation of Black people in government.


1 Photographic Prints : Black and white.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Archives Repository

270 N. Kent Street
Saint Paul MN 55102 USA