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Monday, August 30, 2021

Tennessee Joint Recognition Treaty Signing October 2nd


by Christopher Hodapp

Back in March, the assembled members of the Grand Lodge F&AM of Tennessee voted in favor of joint recognition with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Tennessee. On Saturday, October 2nd, the Grand Masters of both jurisdictions — MW Charles W. Mixon of the GLofTN and  MW L. Lamont Banks — will sign an official treaty of joint recognition at a public ceremony.

The open event will be held at the downtown Nashville Masonic Temple at 100 7th Avenue, beginning at 2PM.

There remain just six states in which joint recognition has not yet been achieved: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and West Virginia.



7 comments:

  1. The remaining segregated grand lodges are anything but grand.

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  2. better late then never,but is scandalously late...

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  3. We are all Brothers and I for one think we should all be in full communication. I am from South Carolina.

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  4. Is this full fraternal relations or just recognition with no inter-lodge visitation?

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    1. You need to check with the two grand lodges there - although if you attend the treaty signing, I suspect that decision and any restrictions will be mentioned during the event. It has generally been the case in the past that the Prince Hall grand lodges haven't allowed joint visitation immediately. At least one I know of placed a ten year moratorium on visitations from the mainstream Masons when recognition was first announced, but dropped that restriction after a year or so.

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  5. This is great news. Does this agreement allow inter-lodge visitation?

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