The Phylaxis Society is a membership society that consists of free and accepted masons who have a desire to receive and disperse masonic knowledge—“masonic light.” The organization was created by Prince Hall Masons and is partial toward dispersing light about Prince Hall and the network of masons that derive from The African Lodge of Boston, Massachusetts going back to 1775. These masons are predominantly African-American. Active membership in the Phylaxis Society is open, however, to any freemason who is a member of a grand lodge recognized by the Prince Hall Conference of Grand Masters or recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England—the premier grand lodge.
Greetings members, fellows and visitors. The Phylaxis Society invites you to enjoy the research and findings of this Society and its many writers and historians. Our continued mission is to seek more light and to impart more light regarding freemasonry.
The Phylaxis magazine is the most respected and enduring international publication for Prince Hall Masons now extant and is one of the most valued benefits of membership in the Phylaxis Society. The magazine is published as frequently as four times a year and since 1974 has featured the writings of the most respected researchers in Prince Hall Masonry.
The usually accepted accounts of his life has it that Prince Hall was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, British West Indies, on the 12th of September, 1748, the son of Thomas Prince Hall, .... All of which is untrue!
Our annual convention is usually held in March on the weekend closest to March 6th, the anniversary of the initiation of Prince Hall and fourteen other men of color to become the first African-American Masons in America, but in 2016 it will be held in April.