James R. Morgan III

James R. Morgan III is graduate of Howard University where he studied Mass Communications and African American History. Mr. Morgan’s research primarily focuses on the African American experience in the nineteenth century. He has become a rising star in the study of African American Freemasonry by combining his passion for African American history in general with his love of researching family and local history.

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James will be presenting at the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s 40th National Conference.
October 10-12, 2019
Hyattsville, MD
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The Lost Empire

With The Lost Empire: Black Freemasonry in the Old West (1867-1906), James R. Morgan III artfully transports readers to the period when western outlaws ruled the territories and brings them face to face with the black men who brought enlightenment, guidance and protection to the formerly enslaved through organization. At the vanguard was Captain William Dominick Matthews–Freemason, Civil War officer and abolitionist–who became one of the most illustrious and controversial figures of his time.

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BlackProGen Live

Featuring a diverse panel of genealogists and family history researchers, Black ProGen Live is an interactive program where topics relevant to genealogy for people of color are discussed in a friendly and fun environment.

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Prince Hall Think Tank

The Prince Hall Think Tank is a monthly discussion where some of the most dynamic masonic scholars of today meet to discuss various topics relating to Prince Hall Freemasonry. Established in 2015, this show has enjoyed wild success.

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James R. Morgan III

James R. Morgan III was born as the first of two sons to Deborah Glover and James R. Morgan Jr. in Livingston, New Jersey. He is a graduate of the Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and African American History in 2011. Descended from a long line Prince Hall Freemasons, he was raised to the degree of Master Mason in Corinthian Lodge No. 18 F.&A.M.-P.H.A. in Washington, D.C. on July 24, 2010. He instantly became fascinated with not only the ritual, but also the history of the African American masonic and fraternal tradition. In the year 2011, he was named the “Master Mason of the Year” for his lodge. Brother Morgan has served in several stations of his lodge and on November 25, 2014 was elected as Worshipful Master. Brother Morgan had the distinction of serving in this station for the year 2015 and again in Corinthian lodge’s Centennial year of 2016.

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The Lost Empire

With The Lost Empire: Black Freemasonry in the Old West (1867-1906), James R. Morgan III artfully transports readers to the period when western outlaws ruled the territories and brings them face to face with the black men who brought enlightenment, guidance and protection to the formerly enslaved through organization. At the vanguard was Captain William Dominick Matthews–Freemason, Civil War officer and abolitionist–who became one of the most illustrious and controversial figures of his time.

Buy Now

BlackProGen Live

Featuring a diverse panel of genealogists and family history researchers, Black ProGen Live is an interactive program where topics relevant to genealogy for people of color are discussed in a friendly and fun environment.

View More

Prince Hall Think Tank

The Prince Hall Think Tank is a monthly discussion where some of the most dynamic masonic scholars of today meet to discuss various topics relating to Prince Hall Freemasonry. Established in 2015, this show has enjoyed wild success.

View More