In Memoriam

Total 15 Posts

Al Raboteau to be laid to rest tomorrow morning in livestreamed ceremony

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a famed Princeton professor who helped shape multiple movements—including the Black Catholic one.

Dr. Albert Raboteau, storied Black historian, dead at 78

A famed Black scholar of African-American religion—including his own childhood faith of Catholicism—has died.

Sr Greta Jupiter, SSF, longtime educator in the Black community, will be laid to rest tomorrow morning in New Orleans

Another Sister of the Holy Family has passed in New Orleans, a noted Black educator in the congregation's schools throughout the state and country.

Josephine Baker to enter French Pantheon

One of America's earliest Black expat celebrities—and one of its fiercest activists—will receive France's highest burial honor this Fall.

UPDATED: Bishop Guy Sansaricq dead at 86

Guy Sansaricq of Brooklyn, one of the nation's few Black Catholic bishops, died Saturday morning at the age of 86.

Pioneering Black nun, educator Sr Clare of Assisi, SSF to be laid to rest tomorrow morning

A pioneer of desegregation in Catholic higher education has died, leaving a legacy of faith, holiness, and sound administration.

'He came to my home': a poem (ft. Henry Hampton)

As the 1987 Civil Rights doc "Eyes on the Prize" airs and streams for a limited time on PBS, a poem from a former classmate of Henry Hampton, Jr., the series' creator.
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