On February 24, 2017, the Library of Congress hosted a program on the history of Prince Hall Freemasonry in the District of Columbia with Alonza Tehuti Evans.
Alonza Tehuti Evans, past grand historian and archivist of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, is co-author of "The History of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, District of Columbia, 1823-2014." In this webcast, Mr. Evans discusses the social impact and early history of Prince Hall Freemasonry in the District of Columbia. Prince Hall Freemasonry is the oldest recognized and continuously active organization founded by African Americans. As early as 1784 it laid the foundation for African American citizenship, education, and the improvement of the social and economic conditions of Blacks.