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February Is Black History Month

February Is Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States. Along with November, which is Black Catholic History Month, this observance presents opportunities to learn more about the history and influence of Black Catholics. The Catholic Bishops of the United States (USCCB) offer these short biographies of some Black Catholic leaders who are on the road to sainthood. The Black Catholic Initiative in the Archdiocese of Chicago has put together a collection of biographies of Black Catholic Saints. Smithsonian Magazine offers The History of Black Catholics in America. An America magazine article addresses the question “Who will be the first Black Catholic saint from the United States?”

Find some articles about prominent Black Catholics in these pages of the Gospel Weeklies:

Good News: Birdie’s Good News (Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman)
Visions: Sister Mary Antona Ebo
Visions: Artist Chloe Becker

Image credit: © Chloe Becker

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