Tag: Civil Rights Movement

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 2 (Feb 14): Short Film/Footage of Selma-Montgomery March From 1965

To tie in and provide some context for the Selma events mentioned in my article posts the last two weeks here is a short film from all the way back in 1965. It provides an intimate and direct look at the march from Selma to Montgomery with nothing but actual footage. The main audio is…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 14, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED ARTICLE 2 (Feb 12) – National Catholic Reporter article (2015): Catholics at Selma

Meant to edit things and post it yesterday. Here’s the 2nd featured article of this month, a continuation of last week’s look at Catholics in the Civil Rights Movement; this time more broadly, particularly Catholics at Selma. “Catholics played a prominent role in Selma, much more than in previous civil rights demonstrations. Never before had Catholic…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 13, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED VIDEO 1 (Feb 7) – Catholic Reflection on Civil Rights Act

This month’s first featured video is a good one from Catholic News Service back in 2014 in which two African American Catholic leaders, Bishop John H. Ricard and Norman C. Francis, then-president of Xavier University of Louisiana (the only historically Black Catholic university in the US), give their reflections on Catholic activities in the Civil…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 7, 2019 0

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 FEATURED ARTICLE 1 (Feb 5): Nuns Witnessed Who Witnessed MLK’s Life and Death

Here’s the first feature article for Black History Month. Nuns who were active during the Civil Rights Movement and were with MLK both in life and death tell their story. CNA article (2018): “This Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil…

By BLACKCATHOLIC February 5, 2019 0