February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. There is an old saying, that the winners write history. We live in a world where people might not recognize the historical accomplishments of blacks in the United States.
What many Catholics may not realize, is that Black Catholics in the United States have tremendous accomplishments too. Over the course of Black History Month, The DePorres Pages will highlight the accomplishments of Black Catholics, with short Catholic Schoolhouse podcasts.
Hear about the incredible life of Fr. Augustus Tolton in our first Black History Month podcast.
We followed with a podcast on Sr. Josephine Bakhita.
We explored the life of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
And here is a little podcast on St. Benedict the Moor.