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Royal Arch Grand Chapters ("Mainstream") that have voted torecognizePrince Hall Grand Chapters

Connecticut May 21, 1994 (possibly the first one)
Massachusetts I do not have details about when this was done, or Proceedings citations.
Colorado January 29, 1996 (Colorado Grand Chapter Proceedings 1996, pages 18 and 85)
Washington possibly April 1998 - I have heard this recognition is not complete yet (October 2000), but is expected to become completed soon
Illinois July 17, 1998, Illinois Grand Royal Arch Chapter Proceedings, 1998, pages 3-4
Hawaii 1998 or 1999
Indiana April 28, 1999
British Columbia & Yukon
Canada
September 8, 2000 - recognized the Grand Chapter of Holy Royal Arch Masons of Washington State, Prince Hall, and also recognized all Grand Chapters that belong to the General Conference of Holy Royal Arch Masons (Prince Hall)
District of Columbia October 14, 2000 (DC) & November 2000 (PHA)1
New York

In October 2006 the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons-NY, PHA recognized the GCNY. In March 2007 the GCNY recognized the GCNY-PHA

Cryptic Masonry (Royal & Select Masters) Grand Councils ("Mainstream"or "Predominately White") that have RecognizedPrince Hall Grand Councils

Illinois 1998, Illinois Grand Council of Cryptic Masons Proceedings, 1998, page 25
Michigan 1999
District of Columbia March 16, 2001 (DC) & April 21, 2001 (PHA)

Knights Templar Grand Commanderies ("Mainstream") that have RecognizedPrince Hall Grand Councils

Illinois July 18, 1998, Illinois Grand Commandery of Knights Templar Proceedings, 1998, page 32
Ohio since 1998 (according to an email message sent to me)
Indiana Email message received May 1, 2000:  This last week at our Grand Session, Grand Commandery of Indiana recognized Prince Hall Grand Commandery of Ohio. Most, if not all Prince Hall Knights Templar in Indiana are member of Prince Hall Grand Commandery of Ohio.

Shrines

Shrines in North America

On July 14, 2001, the following resolution was adopted by the "predominately white" Shrine of North America:

Robert N. Turnipseed, Imperial Potentate, A.A.O.N.M.S, of Calam Temple, Lewiston, Idaho, along with the Imperial Divan, all of whom are Representatives, propose the following:
RESOLUTION
Between Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (AAONMS) and the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its Jurisdictions, Inc., Prince Hall Affiliated (AEAONMS):
WHEREAS:
Having recognized the fact, that the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (AAONMS) and the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its Jurisdictions, Inc., Prince Hall Affiliated (AEAONMS), having had agreed that the above Imperial Councils are regular in origin and legitimate in nature;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; Each Imperial Council shall retain its sovereignty and remain autonomous within its respective Imperial Domain, operating as heretofore, with its separate Imperial Potentate, Constitution and Regulation, etc.; and
Upon approval of this Resolution by both Imperial Councils, the Imperial Councils will communicate and accord visitation rights to each other to the extent that the several Grand Lodge Jurisdictions, now and from time to time hereafter, will agree to exchange fraternal recognition and rights of visitation in their respective Deserts. 

Effect of amendment if passed: Recognition of Prince Hall Imperial Council and authorizes such communication and visitation as permitted by the "several Grand Lodge jurisdictions. "

 


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