First Black Master in Kentucky

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  1. From the Messenger Inquirer in Kentucky, Searcy voted first black Masonic master in Kentucky:

    A local lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Kentucky, known as Freemasons, will welcome a new leader.

    Rick Searcy will become the first black master of a Freemason lodge in Kentucky and, possibly, in the Southeast, he said. He will be installed Saturday at Ensor Lodge No. 729. Seating will begin at 1 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. The lodge, with 140 registered members, is at Kentucky 142 and Kentucky 144. The ceremony and dinner are free and open to the public.

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  2. DIAMOND.M.ROBINSON

    DIAMOND.M.ROBINSON Registered User

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    This is awesome and it definitely shows the 'Universality of Masonry'. I have had the unique pleasure of visiting a few Lodges in Kentucky's 27th District and have gained lifelong friends from my short time there.

    D.M. Robinson

    Immediate Past Master
    Honolulu Lodge F.&A.M.
    (Youngest and First Black Master)

    Proud Honorary Member of:

    The Grand Lodge of Kentucky
    Fred M. Gross Lodge #953
    Trimble Masonic Lodge #145
     
  3. brother josh

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    My installation is this sat as well I wish I could attend congrats brother for breaking the race barrier
     
  4. JohnnyFlotsam

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    This is welcome news. Sadly, it is still news.
     
  5. JJones

    JJones Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a shame I can't 'like' your post because I was thinking the same thing. :)
     
  6. Brother JC

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    Not the first in the SE, Georgia beat them to that honour.
    Good to see, agreed that it shouldn't be news.
     
  7. jimbo

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    Congratulations to Brother Searcy! I am just amazed to find out Kentucky is in the southeast :).
     
  8. WilliamBixlerOK

    WilliamBixlerOK Registered User

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    Agree it shouldn't be news but for different reason! PHA! AF&AM! Sorry where I live their GM gets paid and they don't want to give that up. It has nothing to do with morals, they have a wonderful organization. We have ours.

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  9. Brother JC

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    PHA wasn't part of this thread, the Grand Lodge of Kentucky was the focus.
     
  10. JohnnyFlotsam

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    Who, exactly, is "they"?
     
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  11. WilliamBixlerOK

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    PHA MASONS

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  12. WilliamBixlerOK

    WilliamBixlerOK Registered User

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    The Grand Master gets a salary, believe it is over $200K

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  13. WilliamBixlerOK

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    Also members have a life insurance policy held by the Grand Lodge on each of their members. Payable to the Grand lodge

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  14. WilliamBixlerOK

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    And as Forrest says "that's all I got to say about that"

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  15. Brother JC

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    I'm still trying to understand what your point is, William. This thread had nothing to do with PHA, Oklahoma, or the MWPHGLofOK until you inserted your completely off-topic commentary.
     
  16. JohnnyFlotsam

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    Then I must confess that I too am confused. How does PHA Masonry fit into the context of this discussion?
     
  17. dfreybur

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    Oklahoma PHA - Recognized in 2004 by GLofOK and plenty of other recognizing states since. Recognized by the Conference of Grand Masters Prince Hall. Not yet recognized by UGLE. As UGLE tends to rubber stamp recognition the next year there is likely to be a strange history behind recognition details there. Could be educational of how to get the details straight or it could have just fallen through the cracks at UGLE.
     
  18. jeffself

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    Victor Marshall was the first black MW in Ga


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  19. WilliamBixlerOK

    WilliamBixlerOK Registered User

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    Was 2009 and stated both had

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  20. WilliamBixlerOK

    WilliamBixlerOK Registered User

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    Right to coexist in same jurisdiction. Could visit each others lodges but not be members of both.

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