Allied Lodge No. 1170 and Jose Marti Council No. 512 AMD cordially invites you to
The 2023 Legends of the Craft Symposium :
“Freemasonry & Africa: A Cultural
Greetings, Adventurous Souls!
Prepare for an enthralling experience at the 2023 Legends of the Craft Symposium, proudly hosted by Allied Lodge No. 1170 and Jose Marti Council No. 512 AMD.
This year, we delve into the captivating world of Freemasonry & Africa. Embark with us on an unforgettable journey, starting May 6th, as we traverse the mesmerizing landscapes of the Mother Continent, unravel its diverse cultures, meet fascinating people, and uncover the rich history of Freemasonry across Africa.
Africa, the cradle of life, is the land of enchantment and intrigue and is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, abundant resources, and diverse cultures. Many of these African cultures share the rich tradition of rhetoric, song, dance, and storytelling as a primary means of learning and sharing specialized knowledge and forming the minds of its people with knowledge of education and cultural exchange. The complex nature of Freemasonry, with its emphasis on the oral transmission of esoteric knowledge through symbols and legends, finds a natural home in Africa.
The Experience –
During this event, we will explore the fascinating stories of Masonry in Africa as narrated by various Masons of African descent. We have handpicked a select group of brethren to share their unique experiences, valuable lessons, and profound philosophies gained through their Masonic journey. After, participants of the live event are welcome to join us as we experience a specially curated cultural event highlighting the cultures of Ghana.
Together both events are designed to fill you with a great starting point in discovering the true magic and beauty of Africa and the Craft of Freemasonry.
12:00 -1:30 pm: Legends of The Craft Symposium
Knowledge sharing discussion with Masons of African descent. Each member will discuss his journey in Masonry, his connection to the African continent, and a topic of interest combining both elements.
MW Annas F. Kamara, Grand Master, (GL of DC FAAM)
RW Eden Charles Reeves III, Grand Secretary (DGL of Liberia)
RW E. Oscar Alleyne, Past Junior Grand Warden (GLoNY)
RW Earnest Hudson, Past District Deputy Grandmaster, 7th Manhattan District, (GLoNY)
VW Anthony Kofi A. Osei-Tutu, Co-Founder of Legends of the Craft (GLoNY)
W. Wayne Francis, Past Master of Adelphic Union Lodge # 14 (The U)(MWPHGLoNY)
1:00 – 6:00 pm Ghana Cultural Fest with Ghana Next Generation
- A History of Ghana and its People
- Performances by Ghanaian Dancing and Drumming Troupes
- The release of a new historical film about Ghanaian Warrior Queen Yaa Asantewaa
- Food, Vendors, and more
How to participate :
This event is open to the public and will be held at –
12pm – 6pm
2nd Floor, Masonic Hall
71 West 23rd Street
New York City, NY 10010
and via Zoom –
Additionally, we are curating an extensive collection of videos, audio recordings, text, and images from the event and featuring prominent African Masons, all of which will be available exclusively on our website. Make sure to register and let us know if you will be attending in person or only online.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary journey of discovery!
Register now and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Freemasonry & Africa.