Prince Hall Freemasonry is the oldest African American institution in the United States and the oldest institution in the fight for civil and human rights. However, many of its efforts have gone unseen by the public. In this discussion, Dr. Derrick Lanois will shed light on the men and women who changed the U.S. 

Dr. Lanois is an assistant professor of history at Norfolk State University and was a member of the 2022-23 cohort of Virginia Humanities’ HBCU Scholars Fellows. The Virginia HBCU Scholars Fellowship is made possible in part by a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

This event is free, but registration is required.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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