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Who Was Prince Hall?: An Introduction to an Extraordinary Man

September 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Cemetery marker for Prince Hall. It is a large granite monument with text engravings.The 2021 Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere Memorial Association is a biographical series based on influential individuals with North End connections. By highlighting moments in the lives of Thomas Hutchinson, Prince Hall, and Pauline Agassiz Shaw, this lecture series examines their impact on the North End and beyond. This series covers distinct centuries of change in the North End to provide a more inclusive and comprehensive historical narrative.

Our second lecture is presented by Manuel R. Pires, Chairman, African Lodge No. 459, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts at the Old North Church 193 Salem Street, Boston, 02113.

This lecture introduces Prince Hall as an historical figure, with an emphasis on his achievements and contributions in supporting the argument that Prince Hall should be considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Mr. Pires will argue that Prince Hall, an unsung Patriot and forgotten Founding Father, should receive his long overdue recognition.

Free to attend in-person and virtually.

All lectures will be available to stream for free and recorded for later viewing via WGBH’s Forum Network. Streaming will be provided on YouTube and Facebook.

Limited in-person reservations will also be available via free Eventbrite registration. All live components are subject to change.


September 28, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm


Paul Revere House


Old North Church
193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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