Daniel Rudd was born a slave in Bardstown, and was freed after the Civil War. He was raised Catholic and had a great experience in the Catholic community around St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Eventually he founded and ran multiple newspapers, through which he pushed hard for civil rights. Eventually he founded the National Black Catholic Conference.
- Daniel Rudd: A pioneering leader in black Catholic journalism
- Daniel Rudd – Wikipedia
- Daniel Rudd: ‘We need the Church; the Church wants us’ – Arkansas Catholic – January 30, 2019
- National Black Catholic Congress returns to Baltimore Convention was last here at end of 19th century – Baltimore Sun
- Synopses of Previous National Black Catholic Congresses
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