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This page includes selected images featuring Prince Hall Masons actively involved in the civil rights movement as well as images of property owned by Prince Hall Masons.
Enrolment [i.e. Enrollment] sought. Mrs. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, seated right, became the first Negro in the 56-year history of the University of Oklahoma to seek enrollment when she filed her application to enter the school of law today. 1948. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
With her when she enroled [i.e. enrolled] was Dr. J.E. Fellows, left seated, Dean of Admissions at the university, and standing left to right, Amos T. Hall, Tulsa, resident counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Thurgood Marshall, New York attorney for the NAACP. Later at Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education announced it was establishing a separate law school for Negroes. The action followed an order by the United States Supreme Court to Oklahoma to furnish equal immediate educational facilities for Mrs. Fisher." Note: Amos T. Hall served as Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, of Oklahoma. Thurgood Marshall was a 33rd degree Mason.
Official portraits of the 1976 U.S. Supreme Court: Justice Thurgood Marshall. 1976. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator. Scottish Rite Temple, Prince Hall Affiliation, 1633 Eleventh Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC. 1933. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Created by the Historic American Buildings Survey. Significance: Good example of Classical Revival influence. Interesting decorative motifs, including large sunburst pattern on main facade. Associated with the Scottish Rite, Prince Hall Freemasons.