Illustrious Sirs, 

I would like to start by saying thank you.  Thank you for a life time of brotherly friendship and thank you for your vote of confidence in re-electing me to this most esteem position.  I am indeed proud to serve Freemasonry in this capacity.  In return of that confidence, I pledge to all the members of the United Supreme Council, 33° of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction that I will do my utmost to fulfill the duties of Sovereign Grand Commander with respect for the members and a keen focus on the future. 

Illustrious Deary Vaughn, 33° 
Sovereign Grand Commander

USC History

The first Scottish Rite organization among African-Americans was the African Grand Council of 1820 in Philadelphia, which was referred to as a Council of Princes of Jerusalem.


USC 501c3 Foundation

The Foundation is the principal philanthropic entity of the United Supreme Council. It is operating under the supervision of United Supreme Council. Its funds provide the support of two extremely important programs: Education and Research.


Golden Circle

The Order of the Golden Circle is the women’s auxiliary of the United Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc.


Prince Hall Credo

I believe in God, the Grand Architect of the Universe. The Alpha of the un-reckoned yesterdays, the Omega of the impenetrable tomorrows. The Beginning and the Ending. 

I believe in man, potentially God’s other self. Often faltering on his way upward, but irrepressible in the urge to scale the spiritual Annapurna’s.

I believe in Free Masonry; that corporate adventure in universal brotherhood, despising kinship with no child of the All Father.

I believe in Prince Hall Masonry; a door of benevolence, securely tiled against the unworthy, but open wide to men of good rapport, whether Aryan or Hottentots. 

I believe in Masonic Vows; the truths of true men, plighted to their better selves.



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