Jubilee Day Celebration 2022
Our Jubilee Day Service commemorates one of the most critical days in the history of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (A.E.A.O.N.M.S.) of North and South America and its Jurisdictions, Inc. Prince Hall Affiliated.
The History of Jubilee day began in August 1914, with a lawsuit against our Order, which ended in a historic decision by The United States Supreme Court on June 3, 1929. The lawsuit attempted to deprive A.E.A.O.N.M.S. of the right to work and be recognized as Shriners. It also extended those implications to all appending Prince Hall Masons established in the United States of America. The Unanimous decision of the Nine Supreme Court Justices, which upheld our rights to work and be recognized as Shriners, legitimized Prince Hall Masonry in this country as well as other Fraternal Orders composed of Black Members, which are of similar Organizations, Doctrine, and Purpose as those composed of White Members.
The long, fifteen-year court battle was a sacrifice of devastating proportions for our economically disadvantaged Brotherhood. However, with unwavering determination, unified effort, and a cost of seventy-seven thousand dollars, our leaders met the challenge and were successful in their cause.
The Nobility of Elejmal Temple No. 185 will commemorate Jubilee Day this year on Sunday, June 5, 2022, to the memory of that historic decision of the United States Supreme Court on June 3, 1929, and dedicate this service to those members of the Order that gave unselfishly of their substance to the end which justice prevailed. This year, we will mark this occasion with The Star Of Bethlehem Baptist Church members located at 304 Spring Street in Ossining, New York.
This event is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.