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Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Prince Hall Freemasons in North End on Memorial Day

The annual Prince Hall Freemasons Memorial Service is held at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground on Memorial Day weekend. Prince Hall (c.1735-1807) is buried there with a monument recognizing him as one of the first abolitionists and the founder of Black Freemasonry in the United States, now known as Prince Hall Freemasonry. Thousands of African Americans who lived in the colonial North End community at the base of Copp’s Hill are buried here, mostly in unmarked graves.

Put together this 35-piece jigsaw picture puzzle that shows a photograph from a past ceremony at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground on Memorial Day.

How to play: Move and drag the pieces around just like a regular jigsaw puzzle. If you are “missing” a piece, move the other pieces aside to look behind them. Beginners can use the guides found in the lower left icons.

2 Replies to “Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Prince Hall Freemasons in North End on Memorial Day

  1. My family’s home was 5 Jackson Ave. My cousins and I use to spy on the Freemasons when they would have their ceremony every year. They were dressed in all their regalia. A wreath would be placed on the monument and someone would say some words. It wasn’t until I was older that I learned who Prince Hall was. President Obama is a Freemason.

  2. I found your article on Prince Hall, most interesting. As a young boy, into my teens, I lived on Snowhill Street and my bedroom window was directly across from his monument. How well I recall the Memorial Day ceremony, held each year. It was many years later, when my interest was peaked and I began to research, who he was. I might add as a former North Ender, I thoroughly enjoy your publication, and when asked about my birth and heritage, I proudly indicate “The North End” in Boston.
    Much has changed over the past 67 years, when I left the North End for the military and always look forward to my annual visits to Boston, and the North End. Vincent Sordello USMC (Retired)

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