Episodes about "black catholic"

Andre Cailloux

Andre Cailloux

Andre Cailloux, a black Catholic in antebellum New Orleans, became one of the first black officers in the Union Army, and died heroically during the attack on Port Hudson.

The Josephites

The Josephites

The Josephites separated from the Mill Hill priests to serve freed slaves and all other black Catholics in the US. They faced faced terrible racism, segregation

Claude McKay

Claude McKay

Claude McKay, poet and author and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, believed that socialism was the answer before he became Catholic.

Father Augustus Tolton

Father Augustus Tolton

Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first black priest in American history. He was born a slave, eventually studied in Rome, and was a beloved pastor.

Mary Edmonia Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis was a black Catholic woman and a great sculptor who gained respect and admiration around the world, but who had to leave the U.S. to gain it.

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams was one of the great jazz musicians of the 20th century. As Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, when she’d had enough of the dissolute life that came with fame, Mary Lou eventually turned her heart to Christ, became Catholic, and put her musical talent in His hands.

Mother Beasley

Mother Beasley

Mother Beasley was a free Black woman who married into wealth and then gave it all away as a widow in order to found one of the first Catholic religious orders for Black women in the US. Tom and Noelle Crowe tell the story of this courageous woman who also defied the law to educate enslaved children and spent her life serving others.
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Pierre Toussaint

Pierre Toussaint

Pierre Toussaint was a freed slave in New York City in the late 1700s, where he became an in-demand hairdresser and important philanthropist.