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M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge

 
 
M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of Grand Master Thomas W. Stringer, founder of Prince Hall Masonry in Mississippi, who served as Grand Master from 1867 to 1893. Dedicated on May 30, 1955, with an address given by civil rights activist and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The lodge has since been the headquarters of Prince Hall Masonry and the Mississippi branch of the NAACP On June 15, 1963, an overflow crowd of mourners gathered here for the funeral of Medgar Evers.
 
Erected 2007 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 32° 17.857′ N, 90° 12.237′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on John R. Lynch Street west of Short Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
The M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. The M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge.
at or near this postal address: 1072 John R Lynch Street, Jackson MS 39203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); COFO Central Offices (about 700 feet away); Noel House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Summers Hotel & Subway Lounge (approx. half a mile away); Jackson State Tragedy (approx. half a mile away); Bobby Rush (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Gowdy Community (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Jackson Advocate article concerning the M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge. (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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