Black Catholic History :

Black Catholics celebrate their heritage, take active role in the church

HARTFORD, Connecticut — Deacon Art Miller, a cradle Catholic whose grandparents moved from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to the South Side of Chicago, grew up in a segregated society during the 1950s.

He was friends with Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was brutally murdered in Mississippi after being accused of whistling at a white woman.

Miller remembers leaving Mass after the white pastor said he did not want Black people coming to his church.  Read more….