Twenty-Eight Saints: February 17 and 18

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 17 Fred Shuttlesworth, 1922 - 2011 Shuttlesworth understood what it meant to put his life on the line for justice. As … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 17 and 18

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 15 and 16

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 15 Harriet Tubman, c. 1822 - 1913 Tubman was born Araminta Ross and a slave sometime around 1822. Though illiterate, her … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 15 and 16

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 13 and 14

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 13 Richard Allen, 1760 - 1831 Allen was born a slave in Virginia. After attending Methodist society meetings (free black and … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 13 and 14

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 11 and 12

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 11 Jackie Robinson, 1919 - 1972 Rare is the baseball fan who doesn't know the name Jackie Robinson. The pinnacle of … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 11 and 12

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 9 and 10

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 9 Nannie Helen Burroughs, 1879 - 1961 Burroughs was born in Virginia but moved to Washington, D.C. at the age of … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 9 and 10