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Primus Mason’s Legacy!
Primus Mason was Springfield’s first African American philanthropist and an influential entrepreneur and real estate investor.
Regine Jackson, board member of the Pan African Historical Museum USA (PAHMUSA), will delve into the history of black entrepreneur, real estate investor, and philanthropist Primus Mason. Mason settled in Springfield in the 1830s, and his purchase of land in the city became a catalyst for transforming its architecture, leading to the development of well-known neighborhoods like Mason Square.
The lecture will take place on February 22nd at 7:00 pm via Facebook Live, from the Springfield Preservation Trust Facebook Page.
This lecture is presented in partnership with the Pan African Historical Museum USA (PAHMUSA), a museum that links the African Diaspora to Springfield, MA and surrounding communities.
About the Speaker
Regine Jackson is a writer who was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. Being an avid reader since she was a child, Jackson always wished to write, specifically stories where the main characters looked like her and the people around her. While Jackson mainly writes within the science-fiction, horror, and fantasy genres, she also writes prose and poetry revolving around her life living in an inner city. She hopes to not only hone her own craft but also to bring more creative work to her city and encourage more BIPOC women to write their truths. To learn more, visit Regine’s website at reginejackson.com .
This lecture is presented in partnership with the Pan African Historical Museum USA (PAHMUSA), a museum that links the African Diaspora to Springfield, MA and surrounding communities. PAHMUSA was founded in 1995 by Lujuana Hood and is located at Tower Square (1500 Main Street) in Springfield. To learn more, visit its website at pahmusa.org .
About the Springfield Preservation Trust
Founded in 1972, the Springfield Preservation Trust strives to preserve, protect, and promote properties in Springfield that have architectural or historic significance. As the only non-profit, non-government advocacy group for historic preservation in Springfield, the Trust will continue to be the voice of preservation into the future. To learn more, visit its website at springfieldpreservation.org