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 Rights Movement and their personal memories of the time.
“The Church was very much, many ways forefront.” – Bishop John H. Ricard.
“If young Whites and young Blacks who were in elementary schools had gone to school together earlier, much earlier, and had been taught by teacher who were more Black and White, this would be a better place. I’m convinced of it.” – Norman C. Francis