Although the Iowa jurisdiction is small in number, it is filled with members who are dedicated, hardworking, and capable of producing large results. There are many accomplishments and contributions that our members have made in communities across this great state.
Iowa Prince Hall Masons are committed to be positive role models in communities throughout the state while regularly exercising the tenants of Freemasonry, Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.
It is my hope that this website provides a glimpse of the positive influence that this noble and honorable fraternity plays in the State of Iowa.
Earl J. Harrison
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Worshipful Master Ramone Hemphill with officers Bradley Dixon and Kenny Reed of Mt. Olive #17 did a presentation on the Most Worshipful Brother Prince Hall, founder of Prince Hall Masonry, The Revolutionary War, Slavery, Abolitionism and Freemasonry to elementary students at Truman Elementary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hemphill and brothers also discussed other well-known and notable Freemasons who played pivotal roles in our history. They also discussed the famed Tuskegee Airmen, Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and the Civil Rights era.
“We were most amazed at the questions the students asked,” said Worshipful Master Hemphill. Hemphill said it was easy to encourage the students to be aggressive learners, whom always should seek knowledge for what you don’t understand. This was truly an inspirational day for the brothers and students!