Prince Hall Memorial Unveiling Saturday, May 15 @ 10 a.m.
Come celebrate the Prince Hall Memorial Unveiling with Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Founder and Chair of the Prince Hall Memorial Committee, Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. on the Cambridge Common rotunda. Prince Hall was born into slavery circa 1735, and upon winning his freedom he sought to help create a more just society.
At the start of the American Revolution, Hall petitioned to fight in Washington’s Army; later, he would found the first African-American elementary school in Cambridge, and he would help found Free Black Masonry. His contributions are such that the Cambridge City Council posthumously declared him to be one of this country’s Founding Fathers. While his contributions may be less recognized than those of Frederick Douglass or Martin Luther King, Jr., they are every bit as important to our development as a nation of conscience.